NEW YORK — Mark Lee, chief executive officer of Barneys New York, said Tuesday at a press conference at National Action Network headquarters in Harlem that his store’s personnel weren’t responsible for detaining and questioning two black customers for alleged credit card fraud after making luxury purchases at the store.
“Our preliminary investigation concluded that in both of these instances, no one from Barneys New York raised an issue with the purchases, brought them to the attention of internal security or reached out to the authorities,” said Lee. He acknowledged that no one should go through the unacceptable experiences described by Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips in recent media reports, “and we offer our deepest sympathies to them both.”
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)