Tyrese Sues Home Depot Over Racial Discrimination Claims Following Viral Incident

The actor and singer posted various videos of the interaction.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Tyrese recently had an unfortunate and nasty interaction at a Home Depot that now resulted in a million-dollar lawsuit. Moreover, the actor and signer claimed that various company employees showed him and his associates "outrageous discriminatory mistreatment and consumer racial profiling first-hand." These partners are Eric Mora and Manuel Hernandez, Furthermore, the Fast and Furious star claimed that they tried to check out at a store with his credit card while he waited in the car. The suit reads: "The cashier gave no reasonable explanation other than repeating ‘store policy’ and demanded to see a form of identification. It was only after significant heated discussion with the cashier that Gibson was finally able to complete the transaction."

Not only that, but Tyrese even uploaded various videos of this to his Instagram page. One was back in February and shows him arguing with the cashier on FaceTime. Another video emerged on Friday (August 11) and depicts the in-person confrontation with several workers. Amid his other legal battles, there are actually conflicting reports when it comes to this case. Tyrese himself claimed that the lawsuit is for a staggering $450 million, whereas every other outlet's report, such as Entertainment Weekly, indicates that it's for $1 million.

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Tyrese's Initial Accusatory Post

In addition, the 44-year-old also seeks damages, attorney's fees, and a judgement that shows the company violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act of California. After this news broke, Home Depot issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly defending "diversity and respect for all people" as one of its principal ethical codes. "We do not tolerate discrimination in any form," the statement read. "We value Mr. Gibson as a customer. In the months since this happened, we’ve reached out to him and his attorneys several times to try to resolve his concerns. We will continue to do so."

Another View Of The Altercation

Meanwhile, this is occurring as the Los Angeles entertainer fights an ugly divorce process. Given all the case's moving parts, it's unclear whether Home Depot will be able to settle this in court. Still, it seems like he's set on fighting this tooth and nail until further notice. With that in mind, stay logged into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Tyrese.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.