Christian Cooper Says He Accepts Apology From Woman In Central Park Incident

People wearing masks walk past an NYPD vehicle driving through pedestrian walkways announcing over the loud speaker to say '6 feet apart' in Central Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 3
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Christian Cooper accepts Amy Cooper’s apology, after he recorded her calling the police on him, and making false accusations in  New York City’s Central Park on Memorial Day after he asked her to put her dog on a leash. He spoke to the The View on Thursday about her apology.

“I do accept her apology. It’s a first step. I think she’s got to do some reflection on what happened,” Cooper said. “Up until the moment when she made that statement and made that phone call, it was just a conflict between a birder and a dog-walker. And then she took it to a very dark place, and I think she’s got to sort of examine why and how that happened.”

“I think her apology is sincere,” Christian also told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday night. “I’m not sure that in that apology she recognizes that while she may not be or consider herself a racist, that particular act was definitely racist,” he said.

Take a look at what he had to say.