Fast & Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Takes Legal Action: $1 Million Lawsuit Against Home Depot for Racial Profiling

Fast & Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Takes Legal Action

Fast & Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Takes Legal Action

Actor Tyrese Gibson, known for his role in the Fast & Furious franchise, has filed a lawsuit against The Home Depot, a US hardware store, seeking more than $1 million (£790,000) in damages. This legal action comes after Gibson and two companions were reportedly racially profiled and treated unfairly during an episode at one of the store’s branches in February. Gibson, who is 44 years old, asserted that the incident involved highly unjust and prejudiced treatment.

Gibson has taken on the role of Roman Pearce in seven of the blockbuster movies alongside Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson.

On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles, detailing an incident that allegedly occurred at The Home Depot store in West Hills, located in Los Angeles County.

According to the lawsuit, the cashier’s scanning of items was notably slow, and this process ended up lasting for 20 minutes.

Reportedly, Gibson’s credit card faced a transaction refusal, prompting him to request a conversation with the manager. However, this request was denied.After a heated conversation, they eventually completed the purchase.

The lawsuit stated that Gibson, a highly recognizable black actor and musician in the United States, along with his associates, Mora and Hernandez, encountered highly unjust discriminatory treatment and racial profiling as customers within The Home Depot retail store.

Fast & Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Takes Legal Action

Fast & Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Takes Legal Action

“During an attempt by the plaintiffs to make a purchase within the physical store, the store clerks intentionally obstructed and declined to complete the transaction due to unfounded suspicions about Gibson, Mora, and Hernandez, which were solely based on their skin color.”

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The text continued by stating that Gibson has been a loyal patron of The Home Depot for an extended period, having purchased materials from the company totaling no less than $1,000,000 (£790,000) over time.


Both the cashier and the manager displayed discriminatory behavior, with race and origin as the only plausible explanations for mistreating the individuals involved.

Although Gibson repeatedly authorized the transaction, the company declined it due to the Plaintiffs’ skin color. In the cases of Mora and Hernandez, their national origin further contributed to the refusal.

Experts recognized this incident as a clear and unacceptable illustration of mistreating and racially profiling customers.

They described The Home Depot’s treatment of Gibson, Mora, and Hernandez as degrading and undignified.

They clearly stated that they do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

The company expressed their appreciation for Gibson as a customer and stated that they have been actively trying to address his concerns along with his legal representatives in the months following the incident. This effort to resolve the matter is ongoing.

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