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Exterior view of Victoria's Secret store in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, June 7, 2007. Victoria's Secret is part of the Limited Brand stores. Americans shopped hesitantly in May, giving retailers some relief from a dismal showing in April but still raising questions about how strong consumer spending will be in the months ahead. Limited had a 2 percent same-store gain, much better than the 1.6 percent decline analysts expected. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A Victoria's Secret reportedly kicked out black customers after accusing one of theft


A Victoria's Secret customer told her followers on Facebook Live an Alabama store kicked out all black customers after accusing one of stealing on Wednesday.

CNN reports Kimberly Houzah was told to leave the store by someone she thought was a manager. The manager accused another black woman of shoplifting and then told Houzah and her friend, who is also black, that they needed to leave the store in Oxford.  

Victoria's Secret said the employee is no longer with the company.

WATCH | Houzah's reaction on Facebook Live was later posted to YouTube.

I'm going to treat myself...and I got to come down here and deal with this BS.

Houzah said she "never gave her a reason to think that I was stealing" and nobody else was asked to leave the store.  She and about 50 protesters later returned to the store.

Victoria's Secret apologized for the incident on Facebook.

Here's a look at the peaceful protest that followed.

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