Barneys New York Complaints Increasing, Lawyer Says

"After carefully reviewing the incident of last April, it is clear that no employee of Barneys New York was involved in the pursuit of any action with the individual other than the sale," the statement said. "Barney's New York has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination and we stand by our long history in support of all human rights. We are very sorry that any customer of our store would have this experience."

Macy's is also defending itself after "Treme" actor Robert Brown said he was wrongfully detained after purchasing an item from a New York location.

Over the weekend, Macy's released a statement claiming that the store's "personnel were not involved," in the incident and that the store had provided a small room to police officers at their request.

"Our company will continue to investigate all aspects of our alleged involvement in this incident, and to cooperate fully with the courts and the New York City Police Department, with which we have a close and important working relationship," the company said in the statement. "If Macy's policies are found to have been violated, we will take swift and decisive action."

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