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Diver Tom Daley’s movie director husband Dustin Black accused of shoplifting at Woolworths

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‘Thanks for the warm welcome to Australia!’ Diver Tom Daley’s movie director husband Dustin Black is wrongly accused of SHOPLIFTING and searched by security at a Woolworths

The Oscar-winning husband of star diver Tom Daley claims he was wrongly accused of shoplifting at a supermarket on the Gold Coast.

Dustin Black is in Australia to support his husband as he competes at the Commonwealth Games, and on Wednesday he took to Twitter to complain about being accused of stealing from Woolworths.

‘OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting [at Woolworths] in the Gold Coast!.’ he tweeted.

Dustin Black is in Australia to support his husband as he competes at the Commonwealth Games, and on Wednesday he took to Twitter to complain about being accused of stealing from Woolworths

Dustin Black is in Australia to support his husband as he competes at the Commonwealth Games, and on Wednesday he took to Twitter to complain about being accused of stealing from Woolworths

'OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting [at Woolworths] in the Gold Coast!.' he tweeted

‘OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting [at Woolworths] in the Gold Coast!.’ he tweeted

The tweet was accompanied by a picture of a Woolworths supermarket with a big 'no sign' covering it

The tweet was accompanied by a picture of a Woolworths supermarket with a big ‘no sign’ covering it

‘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.’

The tweet was accompanied by a picture of a Woolworths supermarket with a big  ‘no sign’ covering it.

Black, a screenwriter, won an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk. He married British diver Daley in 2017.

He followed up his original tweet with another saying he did not receive an apology from anyone working at the supermarket chain.

‘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!’ he wrote.

‘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.’

Daley is a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, specialising in the 10m dive

Daley is a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, specialising in the 10m dive

He will compete in the synchronised 10m platform on Friday, where the dives are considered 'less dangerous'

He will compete in the synchronised 10m platform on Friday, where the dives are considered ‘less dangerous’

After being asked if he was having a good time in Australia, Black said he was but suggested ‘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 [the] world.’

Daley is a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, specialising in the 10m dive.

His bid for a third-successive gold medal in the individual 10m platform on the Gold Coast ended prematurely when he suffered a hip injury.

He will still compete in the synchronised 10m platform on Friday, where the dives are considered ‘less dangerous’. 

A Woolworths spokesperson said: ‘Like many retailers, our teams will ask to check customer bags from time to time’.

‘We always aim to do this in a respectful way.’ 

Black, a screenwriter, won an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk. He married British diver Daley in 2017

Black, a screenwriter, won an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk. He married British diver Daley in 2017

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