‘Central Park Karen’ Describes Black Birdwatcher As Aggressive In New Lawsuit

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Amy Cooper, who got here to be recognized throughout social media as “Central Park Karen” after she referred to as 911 and lied about being threatened by a Black fowl watcher in Central Park final 12 months, is suing her former employer Franklin Templeton for firing her after the incident.

In response to Bloomberg, Cooper claims the Could 25, 2020 incident was spurred on by her concern of the birder, Christian Cooper, who she says has a historical past of “aggressively confronting” folks for not leashing their canine. This, Amy Cooper claims, brought on her “to fairly concern” for the security of herself and her pet.

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A lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal courtroom by Amy Cooper claims she was characterised as “racist” by Franklin Templeton and that they publicized the incident on Twitter and fired her after falsely claiming the corporate carried out an investigation.

In an e mail to Bloomberg, Franklin Templeton referred to as the lawsuit “baseless” and mentioned they’d struggle it.

Amy Cooper claims within the swimsuit the funding firm solely interviewed her within the rapid aftermath whereas she was nonetheless “palpably distraught and scared of her security,” and didn’t interview Christian Cooper or anybody else he could have are available contact with within the park.

The publicity, Cooper claims, spurred “numerous telephone calls” and textual content messages from individuals who sought to threaten and harass her. In consequence, she says she’s suffered excessive emotional misery and her “private {and professional} life has been destroyed.”

Amy Cooper is looking for again pay, a misplaced bonus, lack of unvested funds and different advantages, reinstatement or entrance pay, compensatory damages for emotional misery, punitive damages and attorneys’ charges and prices.