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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