The white Central Park dog-walker accused of launching a racist tirade in opposition to a black man has been fired, her former employer stated Tuesday.
“Following our inner assessment of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we now have made the choice to terminate the worker concerned, efficient instantly. We don’t tolerate racism of any type at Franklin Templeton,” the funding agency tweeted of employee Amy Cooper.
Cooper was caught on video a day earlier calling the cops on Christian Cooper, a black bird-watcher, when he dared to inform her to place a leash on her canine, as is required within the park.
She snarled at Christian, “I’m going to inform them there’s an African American man threatening my life” — sparking widespread outrage from critics accusing her of racism.
Christian had simply requested her to leash her pooch.