Woman who falsely accused Black bird watcher sues ex-employer

Woman who falsely accused Black bird watcher sues ex-employer”

Amy Cooper, the white dog-walking Manhattan woman who a year ago went viral after being filmed calling 911 on a Black birdwatcher in Central Park, filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging the company discriminated against her because of her race.

In a statement issued a day after Cooper's termination, Franklin Templeton said that she had been terminated "following our internal review of the incident in Central Park".

Cooper's lawsuit comes exactly a year after her encounter with Christian Cooper (who is not related) in Manhattan's Central Park on May 25, 2020.

The white woman who was recorded on video calling police to claim that a Black bird-watcher was threatening her in New York City's Central Park previous year filed suit against her former employer, alleging that the company did not properly consider her fear for personal safety prior to firing her.

"We believe the circumstances of the situation speak for themselves and that the company responded appropriately. We will defend against these baseless claims". The man says he asked Cooper to put her dog on a leash in New York's Central Park.

This May 25, 2020, file image, taken from video provided by Christian Cooper, shows Amy Cooper with her dog calling police at Central Park in NY.

Had the company obtained a record of the New York City Park Board Meetings from prior to the incident, the suit claims, it would have shown that Christian Cooper had previously gotten into an altercation with another dog walker while he was birdwatching in the park, according to the suit.

The complaint was filed in NY federal court on Tuesday, exactly a year after Amy Cooper was caught on cellphone video in a verbal dispute with birdwatcher Christian Cooper, during which she falsely claimed to police that an "African American man" was threatening her and her dog.

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Franklin Templeton, part of Franklin Resources Inc, did not immediately respond on Wednesday to requests for comment.

She is seeking "back pay and bonus, loss of unvested funds and other benefits, front pay or reinstatements, emotional distress damages, attorneys' fees and costs, and interest and punitive damages in an amount to be determined at trial".

"It was unacceptable, and I humbly and fully apologize to everyone who's seen that video, everyone that's been offended ... everyone who thinks of me in a lower light".

"I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris", she said in a statement at the time.

"I'm not a racist". "I'm in The Ramble, and there's a man, African American, he's got a bicycle helmet".

"When I think about the police, I'm such a blessed person". Are you there? I'm being threatened by a man in The Ramble. "It's not excusable, it's not defensible".

She was also charged with a misdemeanor count of making a false report in the third degree over the incident.

She went viral in May 2020 after video showed her yelling at birder Christian Cooper and calling the police to claim an "African American man" was "threatening" her while she was walking her dog in Central Park. The charge was ultimately dismissed earlier this year after she completed a counseling program meant to educate her on the harm of her actions.

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