Barneys Denies it Violated the Civil Rights of Black Shopper
Trayon Christian, 20, says he was hassled at Barneys because of his skin color. But the high-end clothing store says it did nothing wrong in calling the cops. Barneys did nothing wrong by allegedly calling the cops on a customer who claims he was just "shopping while black," new court papers argue. The high-end men's clothing store says in documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court that a shopper's suit should be dismissed because his civil rights weren't violated when he was detained by police after buying a $349 belt in 2013.