Meatpacking District's posh Alexander McQueen store has been hit with yet another charge of racism, this time from a manager who allegedly called a Hispanic staffer such perplexing slurs as "burrito face" and "taco smoke," the Post reports.
Moselle Blanco, who worked at the West 14th Street flagship store for 10 years before she was fired last September, alleges in a civil suit that supervisor Max Cantey's habit of lobbing vicious slurs "impeded her ability to close additional sales with her clients.”
Cantey reportedly told Blanco that she had "greasy hands like a Mexican," in addition to allegedly falsely accusing her of both getting drunk and snorting cocaine at work. When Blanco complained about this terrible treatment to management, Cantey allegedly attempted to "sabotage" her career by accusing her of stealing the store's inventory. Blanco was eventually fired for failing to reclaim a dress that had been loaned to Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, and for selling to customers on her days off.
Two other employees who complained of racial discrimination were also fired. In July, a 22-year-old security guard filed a complaint alleging that store staff mocked him for being black, repeatedly making jokes "about me running nude in Africa with a spear in my hand,” Othman Ibela, a native of Gabon, said.