Tyrese Gibson accuses Home Depot of ‘racial profiling’ in $1M lawsuit
11.08.2023 - 00:23
Actor Tyrese Gibson, 44, is reportedly suing the Home Depot for more than $1 million due to an alleged “racial profiling” incident that he claims took place in their West Hills, California store, a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday says.According to reports from both People and Fox News 11, the “Fast and Furious” star alleged that he and two men who “regularly provide construction services to Gibson” had “experienced outrageous discriminatory mistreatment and consumer racial profiling” while they were at the home improvement store on February 11.Gibson and the other two plaintiffs, Eric Mora and Manuel Hernandez, are seeking $1 million in damages — which the actor says is equivalent to the amount of money he’s spent at the store over the years — as well as punitive damages. It also alleges negligent hiring, supervision and retention at the company.
In response to the claims, a statement for Home Depot told The Post that they “valued” the actor “as a customer.”“Diversity and respect for all people are core to who we are, and we do not tolerate discrimination in any form,” the statement read. “We value Mr.
Gibson as a customer, and in the months since this happened, we’ve reached out to him and his attorneys several times to try to resolve his concerns. We will continue to do so.”However, Gibson and the plaintiffs claimed that the store “has refused to take any responsibility” for what happened and even “doubled down, lawyered-up, and treated Gibson, Mora and Hernandez and what happened to them as not worthy of any due consideration — instead inferring that they are the problem.”In February, the three men went to the store on Victory Boulevard, the suit states, but Gibson had begun to be recognized by fans, according to the
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