SOUTHFIELD, Michigan. – A lawyer for a black Detroit-area woman says employee falsely accused of stealing a bikini and forced her to expose parts of her body.
Lawyer Jasmine Rand said Monday 20-year-old Ashanae Davis was shopping at Target May 22, in Southfield. A security employee grabbed her arm, another handcuffed her and she was walked to a room, where she was told to lift her shirt and pull down her pants.
Edge says workers in the room were a white man, black man and the white female manager.
Minneapolis-based Target says the woman was originally stopped, because she had a bathing suit with tags in her bag was later determined to have been purchased elsewhere. Target says the first guard who confronted the woman has been fired.
Edge says that is not enough and that other black women with similar complaints and have contact with her company.