Forest Whitaker Wrongly Accused Of Shop Lifting At NYC Deli
According to TMZ, Forest Whitaker is furious with a New York City deli…claiming he was wrongly accused of shoplifting…and was frisked in public in an embarrassing violation of his rights!
The Academy Award-winning millionaire says he was leaving the Milano Market on the Upper East Side Friday when he was stopped by an employee and accused of stealing.
According to an eyewitness, the employee proceeded to frisk Whitaker in plain view…but his pat down yielded nada!
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.”
The rep adds, “Forest did not call the authorities at the request of the worker who was in fear of losing his employment. Forest asked that, in the future, the store change their behavior and treat the public in a fair and just manner.”
Ashton Tyler | Elite.