US Actor Files Lawsuit Against Home Depot

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( – Tyrese Gibson, a star of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, has sued The Home Depot in Los Angeles. In the $1 million complaint, Gibson states that he and his associates Manuel Hernandez and Eric Mora experienced racial profiling and discriminatory mistreatment during a shopping trip in one of the retail stores in California. In the lawsuit, he says this is a violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act and that it is negligent hiring supervision.

A Home Depot representative released a statement to Fox News Digital in response to the lawsuit arguing that their company does not tolerate any kind of discrimination. They added that following the incident in February, they reached out to Gibson and his legal team to address his concerns and would continue working to make contact.

Gibson has argued in a statement that both “Craftsmen Eric Mora and Manuel Hernandez” were an important part of his team and that they have spent more than a decade helping bring his vision to life. He argued that it is important to stand up against organizations like The Home Depot and to stand united in order to create a world that would no longer include racial profiling and discriminatory practices.

He added that he was going to continue to use his platform to give voice to the “voiceless” and to help boost a “spirit of unity.”

The documents in the lawsuit point out that Gibson is “one of the most recognizable Black actors and musicians in the United States,” and that during their visit they had attempted to purchase something in-store before being stopped because of suspicions that had arisen because of their skin color and nationality.

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