WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Judy Fleunik from Ohio filed a lawsuit against Macy’s on Tuesday, alleging that an employee drew an ‘X’ on her right cheek while doing a makeup consultation.
- Fleunik claimed that the mark showed up after she visited a makeup counter at the Baybrook Mall in Houston in February 2018.
- The Macy’s employee mentioned in the suit that she doesn’t remember the ‘X’ mark being on Pleunik’s cheek when she was working with her.
An Ohio woman is suing Macy’s after claiming her makeup consultation gave her a tattoo-like “X” on her cheek that won’t scrub off, she claims in the lawsuit.
Judy Pleunik said she visited the department store in February 2018 in the Baybrook Mall in Houston, Texas, according to ABC13. But she claims she was left with a dark X mark on the right side of her face just below her eye.
“My dermatologist tried to get it off and he could not get it off. He said if she used a magic marker, makeup or ink pen, he could get it off,” Pleunik told the news outlet. “But it went right into my skin pigment, almost like a tattoo. And it’s been over a year and a half and it’s still there.”
On Tuesday, Pleunik’s attorney, Melissa Ephron, filed the suit in hopes that the department store will be held accountable.
“This is a woman who went in to get her makeup done and she comes out with a brand. She’s terribly embarrassed by it. Her face may be scarred by it,” Ephron said.
The employee who did Pleunik’s makeup at the time told ABC13 that she didn’t recall the “X” mark on Pleunik’s face — then referred questions to Macy’s.
“We are committed to ensuring that all our customers and colleagues are treated with respect and dignity,” the department store chain said in a statement. “As a company, we are unable to comment or provide any additional information on ongoing investigations.”
Source: New York Post