Consumer Law

“Fast & Furious” Actor Tyrese Gibson Sues Home Depot for $1 Million, Alleging Discrimination

“Fast & Furious” star Tyrese Gibson is taking Home Depot to court, accusing the home improvement chain of discrimination and racial profiling.

In a lawsuit reviewed Friday by The Times, the “Transformers” actor alleges he and craftsmen Eric Mora and Manuel Hernandez “experienced outrageous discriminatory mistreatment and consumer racial profiling first-hand” at a Home Depot store in West Hills. Gibson is Black; Mora and Hernandez are both Hispanic of “Mexican national origin.”

The core of the lawsuit is a Feb. 11 incident in which Home Depot clerks allegedly “purposely interfered with and refused to process” a transaction by Gibson, Mora and Hernandez based on “their skin color” and the craftsmen’s “national origin.”

Read the source article at Los Angeles Times

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