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Forest Whitaker is fuming mad…he was accused of shoplifting on Friday in a NYC deli and then he was frisked in public. Whitaker was is the Mialno market and as he was leaving he was apprached by a deli worker who accused him of stealing, which he denied and the employee went on to pat him down. Whitaker’s rep tells TMZ, “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. Frisking individuals without proof/evidence is a violation of rights. 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.” Athough Whitaker was upset he choose not to go to police because the employee feared getting fired.
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