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Real Housewives Of NYC Castmember Accused Of Discrimination!

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The newest castmember on The Real Housewives of New York City, Cindy Barshop, has been slapped with a discrimination complaint because a former employee at one of her Completely Bare spas claimed that she was not only verbally abused by the reality star and her co-workers, but fired because she was African American!

According to Altovise Collier, she relocated from Atlanta to New York for the job after being interviewed over the phone, and once her employers discovered she was black, she was harassed on a regular basis, and would only get half of her $700 weekly salary in cash, so she couldn't lease or rent an apartment!

Furthermore, she goes on to claim that other employees would tell her that she was only hired to "inject some color," and no one would would teach her the proper waxing techniques, which caused her customers to complain. When she addressed the way she was being treated with Barshop, she was let go a week later!


Collier says in a statement:

"They were very impressed with me — until they saw me. I was treated like trash and thrown in the gutter, damn near sleeping in the streets. Everyone treated me badly, like I was in some sort of sorority hazing."

Barshop, on the other hand, asserts that Collier was let go "because of the quality of her work."

Well, if this woman is telling the truth, then whose fault is that?!

We sincerely hope that these claims are false, because if not, gurl is going to have some SERIOUS explaining to do!

Especially if she wants to keep her spot on the reality series! She doesn't come off as particularly pleasant or interesting, as it is!

What do U think?? Is Cindy guilty of discrimination??

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20 comments to “Real Housewives Of NYC Castmember Accused Of Discrimination!”

  1. 1

    On another note is she a tranny? Cause gurl has MANFACE like no other shiiiiiiit also man hands my god

  2. 2

    Ok I am confused the article says she was hired over the phone, implying they could not tell she was black and then she was quoted that she was just hired to "inject some color' which is it. If a co. is all white it misses out on tax braks at the end of the yr ant that is just bad business.

  3. 3

    Real Pharma heads.

  4. 4

    Oh, please. As arielgate points out, she contradicts herself when she says they didn't know she was black when they hired her over the phone yet they told her she was specifically hired to "inject some color". Maybe Barshop and her employees weren't kind to this woman, but a) this is NYC honey - you can't have thin skin and you have to speak up and ask questions if you don't know how to do something, and b) it sounds like they may have had reason not to be nice if she was not performing up to par.

  5. 5

    Its so easy now at days to say its discrimination when you lose a job.

  6. 6

    Simply because you are accused of something does not mean you are guilty. I have been completely falsely accused of something twice. I was not guilty both times. One of the times I was falsely accused, it was really a case of the false accuser having ethnic/racial bias against me. It seems, for many folks, it's very easy to discriminate and not get caught, on the other hand, it's also easy–for dishonest people–to falsely accuse someone of discrimination. So, in this case, the accusation alone means nothing. *sigh*

  7. 7

    Pecking order?

  8. 8

    Don't tell me this horse face looking creature is discriminating against anyone. She should be on radio where you can't see her face, not on TV.

  9. 9

    Her fake teeth look really bad. She should ask for a refund.

  10. 10

    Just a couple questions how could they hire her because she is black but not know she was black? And why would they hire her if she didn't know the right waxing procedures. Sounds like to me she lied about her resume and what she could do and when they found out she didn't know what she was doing fired her and now she's playing the race card.

  11. 11

    I worked for CBspa for about 5 months. The staff that worked there all hated Cindy. One of them told me they were shocked that they hired me because I am black. I later was fired for something I didn't do. I tried to plead my case but Howie her brother would not listen and treated me like trash. One time she got pissed with me because she wanted all the staff to wear their hair in aponytail and my hair was too short to put in a ponytail so I couldn't do it. Anyway, karma is a b**ch.

  12. 12

    Re: pricklyRe: arielgate

    She said that some of her co-workers made those comments, not the person in charge of hiring. In reality, the co-workers that made those comments wouldn't have known How or why she was hired, they were just taking racist digs by saying her only purpose was to inject color; basically calling her an affirmative action case.

    The higher ups who actually hired her, however, may have thought she was white over the phone, and disappointed that she wasn't when they met her.

  13. 13

    I cringe every time this women comes on camera. There I don't like to watch her/hear her. She's unpleasant/hateful/ugly and she has no personality.

  14. 14

    Every business in America has had a few black employees accuse them of "discrimination". There's so much fake crying wolf, that it's impossible now to find the real discrimination because so many idiots have played this card. The company I work at went through the same thing….

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  16. 16

    The girl moved from ATL to NY to work at a waxing company, yet she didn't know how to wax….?

  17. 17

    Imagine if Collier was black and gay? According to Tracy Morgan, she'd be one messed up girl…unless of course she had Tracy's money to make up for his color

  18. 18

    Wax ON Wax Off

  19. 19

    This is the woman who accused the other housewives to take her hangers in Morocco?LOL. Unbelievable. Cindy doesn't have a good taste in picking her outfit. The more she mingles with Lu Ann (the countess who thinks that she knows everything and has class, who still uses the title because she is so respect hungry though her husband already dumped her for another woman), the more she is getting stupid. The more I watch the RHONY, the more I don't like Lu Ann. She doesn't want Jill to be closes to other HW, she will try hard not to make that happens. Jill should realize if not because of Lu Ann, by now she will be good friend with Bethenny again. I don't understand why the other housewives can't see how nasty Lu Ann actually is? Only Alex realized that Lu Ann is a snake, and I agree that Lu Ann is a snake. LU Anna tries to be classy but you can't hide it Lu Ann, you shows your true card. Lu Ann like to talk negative things about other housewives. Boy, even the camel didn't like her, it could feel that she had a bad vibe. Why she didn't fall from the camel. Cindy is getting nasty and mean now, she is influenced by Lu Ann.

  20. 20

    I've known her and her brother to be very shady… There are a lot of skeletons there…