51-year-old actor Forest Whitaker was reportedly accused of shoplifting at a deli in New York this weekend.
Sources say the Oscar-winning actor was frisked by an employee in front of customers and he was prevented from leaving the store. The actor was reportedly extremely upset after the accusation.
A representative for Whitaker later released a statement. "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."
Apparently the employee asked Whitaker not to file a complaint in fear of losing his job.
"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."
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