Actor Forest Whitaker arrives at the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys Party with Mary J Blige held at Avalon on Feb. 9, 2012 in Hollywood

Actor Forest Whitaker arrives at the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys Party with Mary J Blige held at Avalon on Feb. 9, 2012 in Hollywood

*Forest didn’t do it!

Actor Forest Whitaker expressed his outrage when a New York deli accused him of stealing on Friday morning.

They must not have known who he is! According to TMZ, he was on his way out of Milano Market on the Upper East Side when he was stopped by the store’s manager.

But that’s not the half of it.

The man was completely violated by the store employee who frisked him in front of other people. And guess what? Nothing was found!

How embarrassing and humiliating. :(

Whitaker’s rep tells TMZ, “This was an upsetting incident given the fact that Forest did nothing more than walk into the deli. What is most unfortunate about this situation is the inappropriate way store employees are treating patrons of their establishment. “Frisking individuals without proof/evidence is a violation of rights.”

Forest didn’t call the police on the worker, but asked that the store owner clean up the spot and do a better job with security.