PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland, Oregon, hotel has fired two employees it says were involved in the mistreatment of a black man kicked out of its facility.
DoubleTree Portland tweeted Saturday that the two men’s “actions were inconsistent with our standards.”
We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey. Their actions were inconsistent with our standards & values. We reiterate our sincere apology for what he endured & will work with diversity experts to ensure this never happens again.
— DoubleTree Portland (@doubletreepdx) December 29, 2018
Jermaine Massey accused the hotel of racially profiling him after a security guard called police to remove him from the lobby.
The guard told Massey that if he could not provide a room number, he would be asked to leave. Massey posted an Instagram video that shows part of the interaction with the guard.
The hotel’s general manager said the hotel had reached out to Massey privately but attorneys for Massey said they want a public explanation on why he was told to leave.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Massey’s lawyers intend to pursue legal action.
Massey posted a video on Instagram explaining what occurred.