Rob Brown Files Lawsuit Against Macy's

(New York, NY) -- Actor Rob Brown is going after Macy's for alleged racial profiling. In court documents obtained by TMZ.com, the "Treme" actor claims that after buying a 13-hundred-dollar Movado watch at Macy's flagship store in Manhattan, he was confronted by three men he believes were New York policemen. The men reportedly accused Brown of credit card fraud and placed him in handcuffs. He says he was treated like "an already convicted common criminal." After waiting in a holding cell for an hour, police finally released him.

Brown's lawsuit comes as the luxury department store Barneys New York weathers controversy for racial profiling. After accusations of profiling, Jay Z was pressured to drop his clothing line deal with the department store. The rapper issued a statement saying he was waiting to learn all the facts before making any decisions about his future with Barneys.