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Atlanta Man Wins $600,000 In Racial Profiling Lawsuit Against Dillard’s


A jury in DeKalb County recently awarded an Atlanta musician $600,000 in a 2008 racial profiling incident at the Dillard’s in Perimeter Mall.

Damien Solomon, who lives in Atlanta and Los Angeles, sued the department store after being falsely accused of shoplifting a pair of Levi’s jeans, and being arrested in connection with the false accusation, according to court documents.

Attorneys for Dillard’s could not immediately be reached Thursday.

Solomon, 36, said his life has been in limbo for nearly six years because of the incident. He said he’s still trying to clear his name from the criminal charges. He said he felt compelled to go through with the lawsuit because companies like Dillard’s shouldn’t be able to bully people.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Solomon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday. “I’m trying to make sure people don’t have his problem in the future, because I’d hate to see someone else go through this.”

Solomon’s lawyer, James Hugh Potts II, said the store fabricated a story and kept spinning the same lie for five years.

“Their pictures and the surveillance video prove Damien did not steal any jeans,” Potts said in an email to The AJC. “Dillard’s knew that. They just would not tell the truth.”

The verdict, which was rendered March 3, included $250,000 in general damages and $350,000 in punitive damages.

F*** these department stores that still practice profiling. Ain’t nobody risking goin’ to jail for stealin’ cheap azz clothes from Dillard’s anyway.


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