Family of Black teen wrongly accused of theft filing racial profiling lawsuit

The family of a Black teenager who was falsely accused of stealing a cellphone in a hotel lobby is filing a lawsuit against the hotel and the woman who made the accusation.

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BILL RITTER: The family of an African-American teenager who was falsely accused of stealing a cell phone in a hotel in Soho will announce tomorrow they are now suing the hotel and suing the woman who made the accusation for racial profiling. Video shot by the teen's father, musician Keyon Harrold, went viral. Remember this after the incident in December?

The family said Arlo Hotel management did not support them after a woman named Miya Ponsetto allegedly attacked the teenager. Ponsetto is now facing criminal charges. The hotel releasing a statement after the incident apologizing to the family.