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'Puss in Boots' Writer

I'm NOT a Creepy Perv ...

World Market 'Violated' Me

7/29/2013 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The screenwriter behind family friendly movies like "Hop" and "Puss in Boots" says he was publicly "violated" in front of his 10-year-old niece when employees at an L.A. furniture store accused him of leering at women ... then kicked him out -- and now he wants an apology.

40-year-old Brian Lynch blasted his side of the story on Twitter ... claiming he was visiting World Market in Sherman Oaks on Sunday with his sister and her 10-year-old adopted daughter when it all went down. (FYI, Brian's niece is Korean-American.)

Brian said he was following his sister and niece around the store when his sister went off to look at something, leaving him alone with his niece. At that point, Brian says a store employee approached and said they'd received complaints he was following women and creeping them out.

He says he was then asked to leave immediately.

Brian protested, insisting he was just shopping with family, but since a crowd had already begun to gather around the heated exchange, he ultimately left ... with his niece.

Now, Brian tells TMZ, he wants a public apology from World Market for the public humiliation, acknowledging its narrow-minded employees jumped to horrible conclusions about him for no reason.

A rep for World Market tells TMZ ... they're speaking to Brian and "taking steps to fully understand what occurred."


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All Heart    

Sadly, this is the world we live in. A man who appears to be shopping with a female child is automatically a pervert.

I bet that store has video footage which will exonerate him or prove that he was "doin' the creep".

418 days ago


I don't understand the side note about his niece being Korean-American. What did this have to do with the story? Am I missing something?

418 days ago

Retail Queen    

My thoughts exactly. Why mention his niece? So what if she's adopted or even part Korean? Who cares?

418 days ago


Why mention that she is Korean?

418 days ago


Wow...He looks so creepy.

418 days ago


Odd story...

418 days ago


They mentioned She's korean to highlight that the people that complained had clearly profiled this guy for the way he decides to dress (which That way just so happens to Not highlight He's a successful family man and well known to boot) if the was following a dirty looking white boy, perhaps no one would assume anything, just a white trash family in the wrong store.

418 days ago


well we cant judge as we have no idea what he was doing exactly. you need to get hold of the shop security footage so we can see.

418 days ago


There is obviously more to this story.

418 days ago


The employees get a complaint about the dude they check him out he pitches a shlt fit making them think there really is something up an they kick him out I don't see the problem.

418 days ago


His first mistake was going to Cost Plus to begin with. Weird food and overpriced knicknacks.

418 days ago


What a bunch of disgusting pigs for making assumptions about this man. And for those saying that he looks "creepy", why? Because he has facial hair? You are a moron.

418 days ago


Cost Plus Market is losing customers faster than they can get into their stores. Sales people need to be more careful before accusing someone.

418 days ago


Remember, if you're attractive and stare at people, you're considered "sweet, but shy". If you're ugly, then you're "just a creep".

418 days ago

Jason Dorsey     

She is adopted there for she does not look related. The employee that jump the gun is also Korean name Summer

418 days ago
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