The woman is called “Karen Central Park“For calling the police to track a Black bird watcher in 2020 lost a defamation lawsuit against her former employer, after claiming she was unlawfully terminated and described as a racist.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams dismissed Amy Cooper’s lawsuit, in which she said she was fired by her former employer Franklin Templeton, a day after video of the incident. her confrontation goes viral, New York Post report.
Cooper has claimed that the company and its chief executive, Jenny Johnson, aggravated the situation by publicly announcing the termination of her contract, further raising awareness of her as a “privileged white female Karen”.
“Central Park Karen” went viral in 2020 after mistakenly calling the police for black people in central park
The 41-year-old went viral in May 2020 after a video of her screaming at birdkeeper Christian Cooper surfaced on social media.
In the video, Amy Cooper can be heard calling the police claiming that “an African American man” is “threatening” her as she walks her dog in Central Park.
Oh, when the Karens walk with their dogs off the leash at NY’s famous Bramble in Central Park, where it’s clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be on a leash at all times, and a person like my brother (a meat eater) politely asked her to tie her dog on a leash. pic.twitter.com/3YnzuATsDm
– Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) May 25, 2020
The lawsuit, filed a year after the incident in May 2021, argues that the dispute between her and Cooper is not related to race, but rather claims that “overzealous birdwatchers” had “targeted She was in the midst of a feud between bird watchers and dog walkers in the park, according to the Post.
Christian’s sister, Melody Cooper, who posted the video, points out in the tweet that if anything happens, Amy is breaking the law because she didn’t leash her dog while at Public’s famous Ramble Center staff, along with attempting to file a false police report.
She was actually charged in July 2020 for falsely reporting a third degree incident, but it was eventually dropped by prosecutors after she attended successful therapy sessions. racial ant.
“Central Park Karen” is accused of being a former employer of influencing public perception of racism
However, she still lost her job as an insurance portfolio manager for the parent company, where she had worked since 2015.
– Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) October 14, 2020
In her lawsuit, Cooper claims that her former employer’s tweet, which received more than 200,000 likes on Twitter, implied that the company discovered evidence of her alleged independent racism. with evidence in the viral video, however Judge Abrams disagreed.
“The content of the viral video, as well as the dialogue surrounding it on both media and social networks, are already issues known to the public,” rendering the defendants’ statement “inconceivable.” is pure opinion,” Abrams wrote in his decision.
Apologies fell on deaf ears when the incident occurred on the same day as the murder of George Floyd
Cooper publicly apologized after the incident, however public sentiment turned against her after the video went viral.
– Kendall Rae (@KendallRaeOnYT) May 26, 2020
“There was an African American man – I was in Central Park – he was filming me and threatening me and my dog. Send the police immediately! ‘ She could be heard speaking during the police call.
The Central Park incident occurred on the same day as the arrest and murder of George Floyd, both of which were immediately covered by the media due to the video being widely shared on social media.
Just last month, Shade room reported on another “Karen” incident involving former NFL star Terrell Owens.
In a video posted to social media, Owens shared a recent encounter with a “Karen” in his neighborhood who falsely accused him of trying to assault her as he walked away. to the mailbox.