NEW YORK (AP) _ An actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minority shoppers after he was stopped and detained at its flagship New York store is settling his civil rights lawsuit over the incident.
Macy’s says in a statement Friday that “Treme” actor Rob Brown’s federal case has been “settled in principle,” as a judge indicated in a filing Wednesday. Macy’s wouldn’t discuss the terms.
Brown’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, hasn’t immediately responded to an inquiry.
Brown said he was falsely accused of credit card fraud, held for almost an hour and grilled about a $1,300 watch he’d bought for his mother in June 2013. He wasn’t charged with any crime.
Brown is black.
The suit was among several that spotlighted similar allegations. Macy’s says it wants all customers to feel welcome.