Amy Cooper, known to the world as ‘Central Park Karen’ is still facing charges — even though Christian Cooper, the Black man she falsely accused, doesn’t want her prosecuted.
As we reported … the Manhattan D.A. announced this week his office initiated a prosecution against Cooper for Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree … this, for the May 25 incident in which she called police claiming, “There’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
That man — Christian Cooper (no relation), a birdwatcher — made headlines shortly afterward when he said … “She’s already paid a steep price. That’s not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on.”
Amy was fired from her job and briefly lost custody of her dog after the video of her incident with Christian went viral.
So, Christian says if the Manhattan D.A. wants to pursue charges against Amy, that’s his right … but he will not be involved in the prosecution.
Well, TMZ’s learned … that’s exactly what will happen. We’re told the D.A.’s Office would like Christian to cooperate, but in this case, it’s not necessary — because he’s technically not the victim … it’s the city. Besides, there’s a smoking gun — the video.
We reached out to the D.A.’s office … it had no comment, other than to confirm Amy’s scheduled to appear in court in October for her arraignment.
If convicted, she faces a max sentence of 1 year in jail.
Christian Cooper — do better.