‘Karen’ has Receipts at NYC Hospital showing she paid for Citi Bike

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A lawyer for New York City’s ‘Karen’ hospital says they have receipts to prove she paid for the Citi Bike at the center of a viral controversy. The video shows the employee arguing with a group of young black men who accused her of taking the bike from one of them.

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Attorney Justin Marino told the New York Post Wednesday that a Bellevue Hospital employee was the first person to rent the bike. Neither the woman’s employer, Bellevue Hospital, nor the attorney disclosed the name of the alleged provider. However, people online and blog posts seem to have identified her as an internal medicine physician Sarah Jane Comrie.

NYC Hospital’s ‘Karen’ Has Receipts to Prove Citi Bike Hers, Lawyer Says

Marino allegedly presented two Citi Bike receipts dated May 12 and timed within minutes of the other.

The attorney used the receipts to dispel perceptions that his client, who is white, was racist based on the interaction in the viral video.

“[The employee has treated] literally thousands of New York City residents of all backgrounds/ethnicities,” Marino told the Post. “Simply put, her whole life has been focused on helping others, regardless of their background.”

The Post, which reviewed the receipts, said that the first receipt was attached to the bike that the female employee refused to give up. At the same time, the second receiver was attached to the bike that she later took.

“One or more people in that group physically pushed her bike (with her on it) back into the docking station, causing it to lock again,” Marino said.

The first receipt shows the bike was taken out of the dock before being locked again a minute later.

Lawyer: Second receipt shows bike was re-rented by hospital worker minutes after re-lock

As mentioned, the second receipt appears to show the second bike the heavy worker rented a minute later from the same docking station. That was the same bike Marino said his client used to get home on.

He said she was “forced and pressured to find a new bike” by several young black men.

The Shadow Room reported that the employee, who is six months pregnant, according to Marino, was placed on leave earlier this week. Her suspension from work on Tuesday came just days after her heated confrontation with the men on Saturday. It is now unclear whether this new evidence will affect her employment status.

Video clip: “Get off me, you’re hurting my fetus” says pregnant hospital worker

The nearly 90-second clip has been viewed tens of millions of times by online users since this article was published. The woman was seen in hospital-branded clothing screaming for help as she pulled the bike.

“Help! Help me! Please help me,” she said.

One of the young men was holding the handlebars and she was often heard telling her that he had already paid for the bike.

RELATED: White tears? Bellevue Hospital responds to video of employee ‘crying’ as they try to grab ‘reserved’ & bicycle from black man

“Take me away! Take me away, you’re hurting my fetus,” the woman shouted as she pushed the man away.

The man replied: “I’m not touching you! You’re putting your stomach on my hand.” After another man dressed in hospital scrubs approached the scuffle, the worker appeared to start crying.

The hospital employee was almost immediately slammed on social media and deemed racist for the interaction.

Some compared her to the “Central Park Karen” Amy Cooper, who called the police on a black bird watcher in 2020 and lost her job for it, The Shadow Room reported.

“Karen” bought a Citi Bike with the app on her mobile phone before the five men confronted her

Meanwhile, Marino says the clip of the interaction is “incomplete,” according to the Post. He said she left work after a 12-hour shift and took a bike that “nobody was riding or touching.” “

She reportedly paid for it through the Citi Bike app on her phone before backing it up from the docking station. As she did, five people reportedly confronted her and claimed the bike was theirs, he told the service.

After allegedly causing the bike to lock again, one of the individuals said the bike’s QR code.

“By blocking the QR code, this person’s arm was touching my client’s pregnant stomach, a position she had told them,” he said. “All this time and for the rest of the video, about five people were asking her to get off the bike and shoot him.”

Marino says it was difficult how the young men treated the worker, “especially a woman who was obviously pregnant.” He noted that the NYPD did not receive 911 calls about the incident.

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