“Treme” actor Rob Brown has settled a civil rights lawsuit he filed against Macy’s after he was stopped and detained at the flagship New York store.
Macy’s says in a statement Friday that 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 accused Macy’s of racially profiling shoppers. He 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.
The suit was among several that spotlighted similar allegations.