Discrimination Case Against Reality Star Thrown Out

Dec 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A discrimination case against a reality television star has been thrown out by New York’s Division of Human Rights, the New York Post reports.

The case was filed by Altovise Collier against Cindy Barshop, a former regular on Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of New York City." Collier claimed that while she was an employee at Barshop’s Completely Bare Spa she was the victim of discrimination, that she’d been improperly trained and that she heard other employees joke that Collier had been hired to add color to the spa.

Collier said she complained to Barshop and was then fired.

In tossing the case, the Division of Human Rights pointed out that employees of all colors had been fired in the same time period.

Barshop told the publication after her victory, “I’m so happy that the truth has come out. I’ve never looked at people based on race, religion, creed, or color. I see people for who they are.”

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