A transgender man, represented by famed attorney Gloria Allred, has filed a discrimination lawsuit after he was allegedly denied a haircut at a Long Beach barbershop. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m. on March 29, 2016.
Through its attorney, Bryan R. Kazarian, Hawleywood's Barbershop issued the following statement after Allred held a news conference on the lawsuit Tuesday:
This Press Release is in regards to alleged discrimination incident that is said to have taken place on Friday March 4th, 2016 at Hawleywood's Barbershop, Long Beach California location.
We are informed and believe that a customer entered our establishment and requested an appointment for a haircut on a "walk-in" basis at the above date and location. An appointment was scheduled for a time the next business day.
Hawleywood's is not aware of any discrimination that has been alleged to have taken place. Moreover, Hawleywood's takes accusations of any law violations very seriously and will continue to investigate the facts and circumstances that surround this alleged incident.