NYC hospital ‘Karen’ ID’d as family sets up GoFundMe to ‘save her livelihood and reputation’
The Big Apple hospital employee accused in a viral video of hijacking a Citi Bike from a younger black man has been recognized by her lawyer as Sarah Comrie — who’s now elevating cash to pay for authorized payments tied to the ordeal.
Lawyer Justin Marino confirmed Thursday that it was Comrie, a Bellevue Hospital worker, who appeared within the controversial video that was posted on-line Saturday and has since been seen by tens of tens of millions of social media customers.
The video exhibits her in a heated encounter with a gaggle of males who claimed within the footage that they paid for the bike she was on on the docking station.
Marino on Wednesday supplied receipts to The Post that he says proves his shopper truly paid for the two-wheeler, and stated in an announcement Comrie obtained on the obtainable bike “which no individuals were on or touching.”
The lawyer stated the group of 5 younger males then approached her and claimed the bike was theirs, and the state of affairs rapidly went haywire.
Comrie, who’s six-months pregnant, was positioned on go away from her job as a doctor assistant by NYC Health + Hospitals this week. The girl was branded a “Karen” by social media customers after the caught-on-camera second from May 12 gained traction.
The GoFundMe web page to assist Comrie, which was despatched to The Post by Marino, is pleading with individuals to assist pay for her authorized payments “to save her livelihood and her reputation.”
Started by Comrie’s uncle, the fundraiser calls the incident has “unfairly painted [Comrie] as a racist ‘Karen.’”
“The facts have since proven this is a lie, but the damage has been done,” the fundraiser states. “In fact, Sarah is a dedicated healthcare worker who is six months pregnant. She holds racial justice and equity dear, and has dedicated her life to serving NYC’s most challenged individuals.”
“She does not wish to become a cause celebre, but the legal bills to save her livelihood and her reputation obviously are mounting,” the fundraiser additionally said.
The fundraiser has raised almost $8,543 10 p.m. Thursday. The fundraiser’s purpose is to hit $35,000.
Marino supplied The Post a receipt that exhibits Comrie testing a Citi Bike for one minute earlier than it was re-locked at a Manhattan docking station. In a screenshot from the video supplied by Marino, the identical serial quantity from the receipt may be seen on the bike Comrie is on as she was speaking with the younger males.
A second receipt obtained by The Post exhibits Comrie testing a second Citi Bike one minute later, which she used for her roughly 25-minute trip residence after her heated run-in with the lads.
NYC Health + Hospitals acknowledged the incident twice this week, together with calling the footage “disturbing” when the hospital system introduced she was on go away.
The system stated she would stay on go away till a assessment of the incident is full.
The well being system didn’t return two emails from The Post for the reason that new data supplied by her lawyer got here to mild Wednesday.
Marino additionally declined to tackle something associated to Comrie’s employment.