Last year, dog walker Amy Cooper, dubbed ‘Central Park Karen,’ says she called the cops on Christian Cooper, a black bird watcher after he looked to be threatening her in an isolated area of the New York City landmark.
Cooper still believes she had no choice but to call the cops on birder Christian Cooper, who she claimed threatened her and her dog after she refused to put the animal on a leash in Central Park when she refused to comply with his request.
Amy said on the podcast, “I don’t know that as a woman alone in a park that I had another option,”
She is 41 years old.
Viral 911 Call
As Amy contacted the cops to report an African-American man threatening my life, Christian filmed.
She added on the podcast that she had to escape the United States after the incident became viral and that she had considered suicide since then, according to the Daily Mail.
Amy claims that Christian made her feel frightened and that she felt compelled to call the cops after he remarked, “If you’re going to do what you want to do, then I’m going to do what I want to do, but you’re not going to like it,”
The recording doesn’t show Christian making the statement, but Amy did say Christian was “threatening” her and her dog.
In response to the claimed statement in the podcast interview, Amy stated, “’I’m trying to figure out what that means? Is that a physical attack on me? An attack on my dog?”
“What is he about to do?”
She also said “Christian was holding these dog treats in one hand and a bike helmet in his other hand and I’m thinking, ‘Oh my god, is this guy going to lure my dog over and try to hit him with his bike helmet?’”
“And if I end up over there am I going to get hit by this bike helmet?”
Amy is heard twice in the video recording referring to him as “an African American male” and requesting that cops be dispatched “immediately.”
She said on the podcast, “’I don’t know that as a woman alone in a park that I had another option,”
“I’d explored all my options. I tried to leave. I tried to look for anyone who’s around.”
The video was released at a time when there appeared to be multiple viral cases of white women in the United States reporting black people for bogus crimes, which many claimed put those people in danger.
Amy was charged with one count of fabricating an incident report, a Class A misdemeanor, after the video went viral on social media.
Amy’s accusations were eventually withdrawn by Manhattan prosecutors, who claimed that rehabilitation had helped her.
She was, however, sacked from her position at financial firm Franklin Templeton, which said that after the viral video surfaced, it conducted an inquiry and decided she was racist.
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