30 Jun '14, 1pm

Louis Vuitton Employee Claims Manager Called Black People 'Slaves Who Eat Dirt Off the Floor'

Louis Vuitton Employee Claims Manager Called Black People 'Slaves Who Eat Dirt Off the Floor'

An employee stands at the door of a Louis Vuitton shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, February 24, 2011. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Louis Vuitton, one of the oldest fashion houses, is fighting claims of racism after a Central London store employee alleges in a legal filing that he overheard his manager say to an African employee: "Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor," the Mirror reports. Oliver Koffi, a sales associate at the store claims while packing a pair of shoes for a customer in the storeroom, he also overheard the manager call President Barack Obama a "muppet" and that "Miss Piggy" would make a better president because "Muslim people ... don't eat pork." The news became public after Koffi filed a racial discrimination and harassment suit that is set to be reviewed July 18. In the paperwork viewed by the U.K. tabloid, Koffi claims his manager's comme...

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