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‘Increasingly Abusive and Unstable’

Posted on | May 30, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘Increasingly Abusive and Unstable’


Given the recent riots, you may have forgotten Amy Cooper, who got fired from her job after an encounter in New York’s Central Park where she called 911 after a black man told her to put her dog on a leash. Now we learn that she has a history of inciting drama:

A former co-worker of Amy Cooper — the woman filmed calling 911 to report an African-American bird watcher for ‘threatening her life’ when he asked her to leash her dog in Central Park — has said he wasn’t surprised by the former banking exec’s erratic conduct, claiming he’s ‘seen that type of false hysteria before’.
Martin Priest, who first met Cooper while working at investment banking firm Lehman Brothers in 2003, told how the now 41-year-old allegedly attempted to destroy his life with a series of ‘baseless’ allegations in a 2015 lawsuit.
Priest said he had been friends with Cooper for a number of years before the suit but says he began to distance himself from her sometime in 2012 when she confessed to having romantic feelings for him that weren’t reciprocated.
In the months that followed, Priest says he was routinely ‘harassed’ and ‘stalked’ by Cooper. He claims she would often leave him threatening texts and voicemails, in which she menaced that she would hurt him, his family members and even herself if he continued to ignore her.
The purported onslaught culminated in Priest contacting police in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in February 2013 to report her for harassment.
‘She became increasingly abusive and unstable,’ Priest told ‘I tried to get away from her as she became more outrageous and threatening with her demands.’
Priest said his attempts to oust Cooper from his life were made in vain. Just over a year later, on June 8, 2014, he would once again contact police, but this time in Long Island City, dialing 911 to accuse Cooper of attempting to break into his house.
‘I caught her in the act,’ Priest claimed. ‘She lied to my doorman pretending to be my sister and said she needed to get inside.
‘I was at home at the time — ignoring her calls — and she knocked on the door, then opened it and tried to walk inside. I got up, slammed the door shut and called the police.’
Priest said that by the time officers arrived, Cooper had fled the scene. ‘She texted a lot of crazy stuff afterwards,’ Priest recalled. . . .
Priest said he later received a call from Cooper, who, angered that he had called the cops on her, apparently told him she ‘wasn’t going to stop until she’d put him in the gutter’. . . .
The following year, Cooper filed a lawsuit against Priest — which has since been dismissed — claiming that she had been involved in a romantic relationship with the Wall Street trader from 2008 to 2012, while he was still with his first wife.
In the suit, she claimed she broke up with him when she learned of his marriage, but reconvened with him in October 2013 when that relationship ended. . . .
‘Those allegations were deeply hurtful to my family. I never had a romantic relationship with her,’ Priest told ‘It was all fabricated in retaliation of our falling out. It was an explicit attempt to damage me and my reputation. She told me on the phone she wasn’t going to stop until she put me in the gutter.’
The case was later dismissed when both Cooper and Priest failed to show up for court conferences in January and March 2018, has confirmed.
‘She put all that damaging and false information out there and then just disappeared — derailing my career, hurting my family and reputation,’ Priest said.
‘It’s taken me years to rebuild my life after that,’ he continued. ‘I was unfairly maligned based upon the allegations that she made — the baseless allegations.
‘And so from that point, you know, obviously people would refuse to employ me … because of the voracity [sic] of the allegations.’

A bit of calculation will show that Cooper was about 33 when she met Priest. She had already “hit the wall,” as they say. She was past her peak SMV, and was at an age when the ticking of her biological clock could no longer be ignored. Whether or not she and Priest actually ever had any romantic involvement — I’m not sure I believe his denials — it would not be surprising that such a woman would become obsessed with a married man. Not surprising, that is, if you’ve read Rollo Tomassi’s book The Rational Male. It was Rollo who tipped me to this story.

The issue, you see, is not whether Amy Cooper is a “racist” (whatever that word means in 2020), but whether she is crazy.

Crazy People Are Dangerous.



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