'Treme' star Robert Brown sues Macy's for racial profiling
Talk about deja vu. Barely a month after two separate allegations of racial profiling at Barneys made headlines, Robert Brown, of the HBO series "Treme," is reportedly suing Macy's over a similar situation. According to TMZ, Brown, who plays the accomplished jazz trumpet player Delmond Lambreaux, was at Macy's flagship store in Manhattan buying his mother a watch as a graduation gift. After he plunked down $13,000 for the Movado item, he was looking for sunglasses when he was stopped by two white men who accused him of credit card fraud. Brown tells TMZ that he was put in handcuffs and taken to a holding cell where he "was berated for an hour." Finally, someone figured out that he was a television actor, let him go and tried to make amends by sending him to his mom's grad ceremony with a police escort. Brown has filed a class action racial profiling suit against the department store.