One news outlet went so far as to compare Comrie to Carolyn Bryant Donham — the woman largely responsible for the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till.
Ben Crump and the rest are trying to delete the evidence. This tweet is now gone. LOL pic.twitter.com/7mlkPczsaW— Nate The Lawyer (@NatetheLawyer) May 20, 2023
Comrie’s attorney, Justin Marino, has since provided receipts showing that the bike in question was indeed actually purchased by Comrie. Marino appeared on “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, where he explained how Comrie, a 6-month pregnant physician’s assistant, had just gotten off a 12-hour shift and was trying to go home when the group of young men stopped her. “She went to a vacant bike where no one was touching, no one was on. She mounted the bike, she paid for the bike. She ended up actually pulling back off the docking station, and then around that time these individuals were claiming that was their bike,” he told Fox anchor Bill Hemmer, according to Mediaite. “Someone pushed the bike while she was on it back into the docking station, so it locked again, and that’s where the rest of the video picks up.” While many have questioned who was the true purchaser of the bike, Marino said the receipts “show she rented the bike.” “The serial numbers match, so there’s no question that the bike that she is on in that video is a bike that she reserved.”
Sarah Jane Comrie, the “Citi Bike Karen” who fake cried for help from a group of young Black men, reminds us Carolyn Bryant Donham, who accused Emmett Till and got him lynched.https://t.co/32ixN1q4h1— NewsOne (@newsone) May 16, 2023
So many people have no common sense and no ability to detect bullshit. Did you actually believe that a pregnant white lady randomly picked a fight with a group of black males? How could that have ever seemed like the most plausible explanation? How stupid do you have to be— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 18, 2023
He also noted that the reason Comrie sought an attorney was because she was afraid of losing her job, after having been placed on leave by her employer, pending their own review into the “disturbing” incident. “We are aware of the video involving a health care provider off duty and away from the hospital campus. The incident in the video is disturbing. The provider is currently out on leave and will remain on leave pending review,” NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue said in a statement posted on Twitter. “As a health system, we are committed to providing an environment for our patients and staff that is free from discrimination of any kind.”
If she has receipts proving the bike was hers, then what actually happened was a bunch of youths ganged up to harass a 6 months pregnant woman—as you might have guessed from the beginning, if you actually watched the video and heard them laughing at her. https://t.co/KpdbL8tto3— Helen Andrews (@herandrews) May 18, 2023
May 16, 2023But according to Marino, “Race had nothing to do with it.” “There’s a reason defamation laws exist, and we plan to pursue them,” he said, according to Mediaite. The target of their lawsuit, he said, is “Every organization that referred to her as a Karen, a racist, and a thief.” “We’re looking to right a wrong. We’re doing that here through the public, letting them know what happened, but we’re doing it through the court system as well so these institutions are going to think twice before they try to ruin someone’s life,” Marino said. He also spoke of death threats against Comrie in a separate interview. “She’s been threatened. People have been outside the house. She’s had someone send her a picture of her front door, saying, ‘I’m here for you,'” he said, according to CBS News. [firefly_poll] He also clarified that they aren’t targeting the young men in the video, only “the media who defamed her,” according to Mediaite “We have no ill will towards these young men. And in fact, we wish them the best,” he said. A GoFundMe was set up by Comrie’s uncle and has since raised close to $100,000 to pay for her legal bills. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.