Negro – Chris Sampino, 23, was fired by Versace after only two weeks on the job
He claims staff use a code word to alert each other when black shoppers enter
Says they raised the alarm at their San Francisco store by saying D410
Claims he was fired as he did not ‘understand luxury’ or ‘know the luxury life’
Versace staff use a code word to alert each other when black shoppers enter, claims an African-American sales assistant who was fired.
Chris Sampino, 23, claims his manager told him to raise the alarm when a black person entered the San Francisco store by saying D410 – the code for black shirts.
The manager also told him he could ‘hold a black shirt’ when using the code ‘so that they don’t know what you’re talking about’, according to the lawsuit.
When Mr Sampino said he found this offensive due to his African-American heritage, the manager allegedly treated him differently and later fired him saying he doesn’t ‘understand luxury’ or ‘know the luxury life’.