The former employer of 'Central Park Karen' Amy Cooper is trying to get her wrongful termination lawsuit against them thrown out

Amy Cooper called Christian Cooper, Black birdwatcher Christian Cooper (no relationship) on May 25, 2020. Twitter/Melody CooperFranklin Templeton Investments was able to dismiss Amy Cooper’s wrongful termination suit against it.After a May 2020 viral video in which she yelled at a Black man, the firm fired her.Cooper claims that Cooper was fired because of discrimination based on race and gender.For more stories, visit Insider's homepage.Amy Cooper's former employer, also known by "Central Park Karen," has filed a motion to dismiss her May wrongful termination suit.Cooper was a Franklin Templeton Investments employee when she walked her dog through Central Park in New York City, May 25, 2020. She tells Christian Cooper (Black birdwatcher) that she will call the police to report an African-American man who is threatening her life.Melody Cooper, Christian Cooper's sister, recorded the video. It does not depict Christian Cooper endangering Amy Cooper's health. Christian Cooper posted online that he said to her, "If you're willing to do whatever you want, then I'm going do what I want."Franklin Templeton Investments stated that Amy Cooper was placed on administrative leave on the same day. The company informed Amy Cooper that she would no longer be a member of the organization the day after the incident.Amy Cooper claimed she was the victim of racial and gender discrimination in her lawsuit. Franklin Templeton Investments, her attorneys claim, didn't properly investigate the incident. Christian Cooper is also alleged to be a well-known "overzealous birdwatcher" who has a history of aggressive behavior towards dog walkers.Franklin Templeton's lawyers note that Manhattan District attorney Cy Vance investigated Amy Cooper and brought her to trial for falsely reporting an incident in third degree. After she had completed five "psychoeducational and therapy" courses, her charges were dropped.Amy Cooper, despite apologizing publicly, continues to insist that she was not in the wrong. This is evident in an interview she did with Kmele Foster, a podcaster, on Bari Weiss’ show earlier in this month.Continue the story"He has these dog treats in one of his hands and a bike helmet the other. I think, "Oh, my god, is this guy going over to lure my dog and hit him with his bike helmet?" Amy Cooper stated. "And if my bike helmet is on the other side, will I get hit?"In a July interview, Franklin Templeton's CEO stated that she stands by Amy Cooper's firing decision.Jenny Johnson, Yahoo Finance's Jenny Johnson stated that she felt confident and felt comfortable in the diligence she did at the end - in making our evaluations.Franklin Templeton's lawyers requested that an oral argument be made in order to dismiss the claims. A status conference was scheduled for August 30, at New York's Southern District Court.Insider received no comment from Amy Cooper and Franklin Templeton Investments attorneys on Tuesday.Insider has the original article.