Alexander McQueen Store Accused Of Racism, Former Security Guard, Othman Ibela, Files Complaint

The New York Post reports that 22-year-old Ibela, who hails from the Central Africa nation of Gabon, has filed a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging he was subject to racially insensitive taunting by various sales clerks at the West 14th Street boutique in NYC’s trendy Meatpacking District.

One saleswoman in particular, Kimberly Mahnke, “repeatedly made jokes about me running nude in Africa with a spear in my hand,” Ibela told The Post. And the SOS security firm employee also attests that Catherine Flynn, the store’s manager, made fun of his accent and constantly asked him “why Muslims were always killing people.”

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