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The case against Amy Cooper -- dubbed Central Park Karen -- will go forward as planned, despite victim Christian Cooper's refusal to cooperate with the Manhattan district attorney.

Amy Cooper was charged last week with filing a false report against Christian who asked her to leash her dog in a section of Central Park where he was bird watching.

In the May 25th 911 call, she claimed, "There's an African-American man threatening my life."

But Christian doesn't want her prosecuted, he has previously stated.

"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 rescue dog after the video of her incident with Christian went viral.

TMZ reports that 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, the city is.

If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail.
 

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The woman who was widely criticized for calling 911 on a Black man in Central Park was charged with a hate crime and filing a false police report.

But the Manhattan district attorney will have a hard time making the charges stick. The victim, Christian Cooper, is not cooperating with the prosecution's case against Amy Cooper.

Christian previously condemned the "cancel culture" that destroyed Amy Cooper's life after his video of the incident went viral in May.

Amy lost her high-paying job and was publicly shamed for claiming an "African American man" was threatening her in the park.

Christian defended Amy again on Tuesday in a statement explaining why he won't cooperate.

"On the one hand, 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... So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me."

Christian's decision not to cooperate drew disbelief, anger and indignation on Twitter.

"Looks like dude don't want to mess up his relationships with other white people......Zaddy must have got in his ear," Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed tweeted.

Others expressed their bitter disappointment in Christian Cooper.

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Meghan Markle offered her support to an American biracial teenager who was allegedly set on fire in an alleged hate crime.

The Duchess of Sussex reached out to 18-year-old Althea Bernstein, a biracial teen who was allegedly set on fire by four white men wearing masks last week.

Althea told police she was driving with her window down near the Wisconsin state Capitol at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when she stopped at a red light.

She said she heard a man call her a racial epithet, then another man allegedly sprayed her with lighter fluid and threw a lighter at her, according to a local ABC affiliate.

So far, there are no suspects, police say.

Meghan was so moved by the young woman's alleged ordeal that she contacted Althea through a spokesperson.

"Thank you Meghan for reaching out and checking on our kids in Madison, Wisconsin today," wrote Michael Johnson, the family's spokesperson, in a Facebook post. Johnson is CEO and President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dan County, Wisconsin.

Johnson told news outlet Channel 3000 that Meghan and Althea spoke during a three-way, 40-minute phone call on Saturday afternoon.

Prince Harry also joined the call for 10 minutes.

Meghan, 38, spoke with Althea about her faith and being biracial herself. She also encouraged Althea to avoid social media and its negativity.

"As I heard her, I thought 'She has to talk to more kids,' and I'm thankful she agreed to do it," Johnson said. In addition to calling Althea, Markle agreed to be part of a virtual town hall for Wisconsin girls, to be scheduled in the next few weeks, Channel 3000 reports.

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