Three staffers of Ludwig's Pharmacy in Brooklyn are suing Barclays Center management, claiming to be the target of racism and citing a series of incidents that took place in recent weeks.
According to the suit, as reported by the New York Post, Barclays staffers have accused them of skipping out on bills, ignoring their food and drink orders and even dispatching security guards to investigate their box.
Pharmacy staffers Glen DeFreitas, Sean Scarborough, and Jermaine Pratt claim that they’ve been singled out for the shoddy treatment because they are black. In one incident, they claim Brian Basloe, Senior Vice President of suite and ticket sales questioned why they were in the suite area. The Post reports...
"Why are you always here?" he asked, according to the suit. "You’ve been coming here a lot."
Defreitas told him that he had box rights and Basloe backed off, according to the suit. "Sometimes I have to be the bad guy," Basloe said. "I have a background in law enforcement."
The suit seeks $4 million in damages.
Black luxury box holders accuse Barclays Center of ugly racism - Selim Algarve - New York Post