Shoe company Gianvito Rossi accused of racism towards Serena Williams

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The race and fight against racism, Sexism, Racial Profiling and Gender Inequality seems to be on a backtrack, over the years in sport event campaigns have been made against such acts that had divided the entire human race, but all seems non fruitful.

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As new reports emerged some weeks ago from a fired staff  of luxury shoe company Gianvito Rossi, thats she suffered racism acts from her manager and not just her, Tennis Super Star Serena Williams Staff Member whom shops at the Boutique on her behave were victims too.

According to, Wilburn, 46, claims in the Manhattan civil suit that her “experience with Mazzilli left no doubt about Mazzilli’s racial animosity toward African-Americans.”

“For instance, when the world famous athlete Serena Williams, via her staff, asked for a discount on her extensive purchases, Gianvito managers responded with racially disparaging comments about Ms. Williams which made it clear that the company did not want African-American women to wear its shoes,” the suit says.

The managers “referred to Ms. Williams as ‘disgusting’ and refused to offer any discount,” according to court papers.
“When later pressured to do so by a contact at Vogue magazine, they offered only a fraction of the discount that white celebrities typically receive,” the suit says.
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One of the greatest of all time.Source:AFP

Wilburn also says Mazzilli, who is white, also “threw numerous elaborate dinner parties and social events for all boutiques managed by white employees… while never once holding an event for [her] Madison Avenue store.”
She was the only black employee in the company for a year-and-a-half, the suit says.

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When Mazzilli fired Wilburn “without warning or formal evaluation” in January 2017, she replaced her with a “much younger white manager,” the suit says.

An employee at Gianvito Rossi’s Manhattan boutique said Mazzilli was unavailable to comment because she’s travelling in Italy.

Reps for the company did not immediately return a message.

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