Saturday, December 10, 2016

Kimberly Houzah: Victoria's Secret Treated Me Like A Thug!

Mississippi woman got shamed by Victoria's Secret.

A woman who was at an Oxford, Mississippi mall was roused by a Victoria's Secret manager. The manager accused her and another woman of being geekers. The original geeker was busted but the reactionary of the manager made the situation worse. She told Kimberly Houzah and the other woman to leave the store.

At first, Houzah was caught off guard by the demand. So she starts filming and it went viral. It got the attention of the corporate office in New Albany, Ohio and the manager and another worker were fired out the cannon.

On the company's Facebook page, Victoria's Secret stated it had reached out to Kimberly Houzah, who recorded her experience at the store in a Facebook Live video.

"We take the experience of our customer at the Quintard Mall very seriously and have reached out to her directly to express our sincere apology," the statement reads. "What happened at our store should not have happened and does not represent who we are or what we stand for."

The store associate involved "is no longer employed with the company," the statement continues.

"Victoria's Secret is adamant that all customers regardless of race be treated with dignity and respect at all times," it said.

Houzah, a traveling nurse who is a native of Calhoun County, made the video in which she can be seen in the Victoria's Secret store inside Quintard Mall. She claimed in the video she and another black woman were told to leave the store by management after a black woman they did not know was caught shoplifting.

Earlier today, Houzah returned to the store with supporters and store employees apologized to her there.

In the 11-minute video, Houzah says she is a regular customer of Victoria's Secret.

"I'm a little more settled about it today," she said. "I don't want anything bad to happen to anyone. I mean, I can't change who I am. I'm an African-American female and I just want to be treated like everybody else."

Houzah said she will probably continue to shop at Victoria's Secret, though she may not come into the Oxford location again.

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