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Dustin Lance Black accused of shoplifting

The screenwriter didn't get an apology from the store

2018-04-11

Dustin Lance Black was accused of shoplifting while in Australia.

The Academy Award winning screenwriter took to Twitter on Wednesday (11.04.18) to complain about being accused of stealing from Woolworths while supporting his husband, Tom Daley, who is competing in the Commonwealth Games.

Black wrote: "OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting @woolworths in the Gold Coast! Then out of countless folks with bags a search was demanded of mine.

"Thanks for the warm welcome to #AUSTRALIA @woolworths! Respect customers' privacy much? Shame. [sic]"

Black - who is expecting his first child with his husband - went on to say how he didn't get an apology from anyone who worked in the store.

He wrote again: "No apology at all. Just an accusatory zombie-like look in their eyes.

"So I just got a refund for the drink I'd just PURCHASED and went elsewhere.

"So silly. Tourists be warned! I didn't know if I should shout or laugh. Was sure I was on candid camera.

"Warning all tourists! Steer clear of this very strange place. [sic]"

Although he had a bad experience in the store, Black said it wouldn't let it ruin his time in Australia.

He said: "I am. And I still will. But any kidding aside, I do suggest folks avoid this odd place.

"It was very aggressive and strange. Not a way to treat anyone, particularly in a time when you’d think AUSTRALIA would like to show its best to world. @woolworths #Fail [sic]"