Oscar-winning actor and director Forest Whitaker was recently frisked in public after being accused of stealing from an Upper East Side deli. The worker of the deli Milano Market who made the accusation reportedly stopped Whitaker who had apparently done nothing more than walk in the deli and searched him, unsurprisingly nothing was found stolen on the star.
A rep for Whitaker told reporters, “This was an upsetting incident given the fact that Forest did nothing more than walk into deli. What is most unfortunate about this situation is the inappropriate way store employees are treating patrons of their establishment. Frisking individuals without proof/evidence is a violation of rights.”
The rep further added, “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.”
When reporters contacted the manager of Milano Market, he flatly denied Whitaker’s claim saying, “Nothing ever happened at this location.”