Breaking: Gianvito Rossi Denies Claims It Discriminated Against Serena Williams

Breaking: Gianvito Rossi Denies Claims It Discriminated Against Serena Williams


Luxury footwear label Gianvito Rossi is refuting discrimination claims involving tennis star Serena Williams that were made in a lawsuit filed against the company by a former employee of its Manhattan boutique. “Yesterday certain media outlets reported on a complaint filed against Gianvito Rossi by a former employee,” the company said in a statement to Footwear News. “Consistent with our age of viral memes and false flags, there was no attempt at corroboration or substantiation of those baseless claims. Merely lifting words from a complaint out of context, without investigation and without even awaiting any reply in a pending proceeding, is a mere hit job.” The luxury label added: “The reporting impugned baselessly and carelessly the integrity of our incredible caring and diverse staff. At the appropriate time and in the appropriate context Gianvito Rossi will reply and be vindicated.” On Thursday, the New York Post — citing a racial discrimination suit filed by former Gianvito Rossi employee Whitney Wilburn — reported that managers for the luxury shoe company allegedly called tennis star Williams “disgusting” and refused to give her the same discounts as white celebrities. Gianvito Rossi’s New York store. The Post further referenced portions of Wilburn’s complaint — filed in the Supreme Court of

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