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Lawsuit claims Versace used 'secret code' for blacks

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A luxury fashion label is being sued by a former employee over an alleged secret code.

Former Versace employee Christopher Sampiro says he was fired for being mixed race after working two weeks at a Versace outlet store in California. He says the company uses a secret "code" to alert employees when a black customer enters the store. 

But Versace denied the allegations, and asked a judge to dismiss the case. 

A case status conference is scheduled in March. 

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