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‘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 known as 911 and lied about being threatened by a Black hen watcher in Central Park final yr, is suing her former employer Franklin Templeton for firing her after the incident.

In accordance with Bloomberg, Cooper claims the Might 25, 2020 incident was spurred on by her worry 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, triggered her “to moderately worry” for the protection of herself and her pet.

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A lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court docket 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 known as the lawsuit “baseless” and stated 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 afraid of her security,” and didn’t interview Christian Cooper or anybody else he could have are available in contact with within the park.

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

Amy Cooper is in search of 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.