Amy Cooper, a white woman who was fired from her job after she called 911 on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park claiming that he threatened and tried to attack her, lost a discrimination lawsuit against her former employer.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams on Wednesday determined Cooper’s claims against investment firm Franklin Templeton as unsubstantial. In a 17-page ruling, Abrams dismissed Cooper’s allegations of discrimination on the basis of race and sex, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence.

“We are pleased that the court has dismissed the lawsuit. We continue to believe the company responded appropriately,” Franklin Templeton told USA TODAY.

In May 2021, Cooper sued Franklin Templeton — alleging that the firm illegally fired her without performing an internal investigation and had made defamatory statements against her on social media. 

Abrams ruled that the act of watching a video of the incident and discussing Cooper’s conduct would “meet a reasonable interpretation of ‘internal review’” and that “an accusation of bigotry is a protected statement of opinion, rather than a defamatory statement of fact capable of being proven true or false.”

The firm announced Cooper’s termination on Twitter, saying “We do not tolerate racism of any kind,” shortly after a video of Cooper in May 2020 went viral. 

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In the video, Cooper was walking her dog in the Ramble, a section of Central Park that requires dogs to be leashed, when Christian Cooper, a Black birdwatcher who is not related to Amy Cooper, asked her to leash her pet.