Bird watcher who had 911 called on him by angry New York woman cops epic TV deal
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A Black man who had police called on him for bird watching in Central Park by an angry, white, middle aged woman has signed a deal for his very own TV show in the wake of the incident.
Video footage emerged back in 2020 of Amy Cooper calling 911 in hysterics after birdwatcher Christian Cooper (not related) approached her and asked her to put her dog on a lead.
After the viral video of her falsely accusing Mr Cooper of harassing her and 'threatening [her] life' went viral, Ms Cooper was charged with a third-degree misdemeanour crime of falsely reporting an incident.
Although the charges were ultimately dropped, she went on to file a lawsuit against her former employer, investment management company Franklin Templeton, for firing her as a result of the incident, and defaming her by making her out to be a racist.
But it has now been revealed that there was a silver lining to it all for the birdwatcher.
National Geographic confirmed they have a show on the way about Cooper's bird watching hobby.
In the new trailer for the show, Cooper introduces himself with: "I am Christian Cooper and I am a birder!"
The trailer makes no reference to the Central Park incident.
In a trailer for Christian Cooper's new show, the Harvard-educated man can be seen in a number of cool and exotic locations.
"'The fun of birding is, you never know what you're going to get... this is what birding is about," he said.
A press release for the new show gave more detail about the globe-trotting adventures fans can expect to see.
"Whether [he is] braving stormy seas in Alaska for puffins, trekking into rainforests in Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, he does whatever it takes to learn about these extraordinary feathered creatures and show us the remarkable world in the sky above,' the media release read.
So, there you have it.
Good things do come to those who wait... and there is always a silver lining, apparently.
You just have to wait three years and have bird-spotting binoculars to actually get it, though.