Amy Cooper: 'Central Park Karen' might be using burner account to defame Christian Cooper, says Internet
Amy Cooper filed a discrimination suit against investment firm Franklin Templeton in New York federal court
Amy Cooper, the White woman who called 911 over an encounter with a Black man while walking her dog in Central Park last year is suing her ex-employer for alleged racial and gender discrimination. However, some on Twitter are saying she’s using a burner account to defame Christian Cooper, the birdwatcher, and defend herself.
Amy filed her discrimination suit against investment firm Franklin Templeton in New York federal court on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, which is exactly a year after she was caught on phone video in a verbal dispute with Christian Cooper, during which she falsely claimed to police that an "African American man" was threatening her and her dog. The video had gone viral on social media earning her the tag of a Karen, Amy was also seen mistreating her dog. In the aftermath of that viral wave, she was fired from her job at the Franklin Templeton investment firm.
In her lawsuit, Amy claims that Franklin Templeton’s decision to sack her caused "severe emotional distress," leading to suicidal thoughts.
The lawsuit alleged that Amy was "characterized as a privileged white female 'Karen'" due to the company's public statements, saying that the company didn't perform an investigation into the incident.
She also alleges that the company would have taken a different course of action had she not been a White woman. “Even a perfunctory investigation would have shown that Plaintiff did not shout at Christian Cooper or call the police from Central Park on May 25, 2020, because she was a racist — she did these things because she was alone in the park and frightened to death after being selected as the next target of Christian Cooper, an overzealous birdwatcher engaged in Central Park’s ongoing feud between birdwatchers and dog owners,” the complaint stated.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Franklin Templeton "perpetuated and legitimized the story of 'Karen' vs an innocent African American to its perceived advantage, with reckless disregard for the destruction of Plaintiff's life in the process" and charges that the company would not have fired her if she were a different race and gender.
According to the latest reports, the lawsuit is seeking damages for loss of wages, bonus and unvested funds as well as emotional distress damages for alleged racial and gender discrimination, defamation and negligence, among other counts, in an amount to be determined at trial.
Amy might have apologized later on — as, in an interview, she said her actions were "unacceptable" and "not excusable". While Christian accepted her apology, in a separate interview, he said, that the incident was a part of the much deep-rooted issue of race that the country must address.
A burner account
There are chances that Amy might have started using a burner account, where she is defending her actions and apparently slandering Christian. By definition, a burner account is a social media account that one uses to post anonymously and avoid having their posts traced back to them.
It was Twitter user @chris_notcapn who first pointed out the possibility taking to the social networking site to share about a now-frozen account, @lily123_tiger, which is allegedly an Amy Cooper burner. "So suddenly this account popped up now that Amy Cooper is suing her former employer. It is literally spending all day every day defending Amy and trashing Christian - including spreading lies that he’s a serial predator," he wrote. According to a report online, @chris_notcapn’s tweet received over 1,300 likes and more than 100 replies.
So suddenly this account popped up now that Amy Cooper is suing her former employer. It is literally spending all day everyday defending Amy and trashing Christian — including spreading lies that he’s a serial predator. pic.twitter.com/WxbvPsDpNN— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) May 26, 2021
They added that they also visited a document that detailed Christian Cooper as the "serial predator" and found that he’s not mentioned in any part of the document. "I looked the document she linked to and even searched for Christian’s name and it doesn’t say anywhere in it what she claims it says."
I looked the document she linked to and even searched for Christian’s name and it doesn’t say anywhere in it what she claims it says. pic.twitter.com/RHxJE13z5O— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) May 26, 2021
Who is Tiger_lily aka @lily123_tiger?
Some other social media users pointed out other clues that raised questions about @Lily123_tiger being an Amy Cooper burner account. Several replies made by the account have slipped into the first person occasionally, with sentences like "All you have done is defame me" and using "I".
"Interesting that Amy Cooper is suing for defamation and "Tiger_lily" won't shut up about that exact thing," one pointed out. "She gives up the game here. Why does she say "my story"?" another user wrote.
Interesting that Amy Cooper is suing for defamation and "Tiger_lily" won't shut up about that exact thing. pic.twitter.com/u1qM7b5Zyx— Mary (@HolyVirginMaria) May 26, 2021
She gives up the game here. Why does she say "my story"? pic.twitter.com/sY0HSYN16s— Turtleneck Stan Account 💛🐝 (@NCdogs4Hillary) May 27, 2021
When one tries to view Tiger_lily (@lily123_tiger), it shows up as a restricted account. In several of her tweets, she has tried slandering Christian talking about a certain "violent encounter" he had "two weeks before" their confrontation.
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