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White woman accused of accosting Black frontline worker in NYC park cleared of wrongdoing: documents

White woman accused of accosting Black frontline worker in NYC park cleared of wrongdoing: documents
Svitlana Flom, 34, a style blogger and Hamptons restaurant owner, was seen threatening Jana’e Brown in Waterline Square on W. 59th St. in a viral video posted to the frontline worker’s Instagram in June, which has since been taken down.

Jana'e Brown (Catherina Gioino/for New York Daily News) In an exclusive interview with the Daily News in June, Brown said the troubling encounter played out as she left work to bask in the nightly applause for personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.Brown said Flom accused her of smoking pot, refused to drop the matter and called police multiple times.“I didn’t know who she was,” said Brown in June.” Brown said the confrontation felt like a repeat of what happened to Black bird-watcher Christian Cooper in his now infamous encounter with Amy Cooper, to whom he is not related, in Central Park’s The Ramble.

[More New York] NYC lawyer who hurled racist abuse at Midtown restaurant workers in 2018 viral video chided by panel of Appeals court judges p In June, Brown, who crochets hats, scarves and blankets for premature babies in her spare time, said she reported the counter in the hope Flom would grow from it.A white woman caught on video accosting a Black healthcare worker in a Manhattan park has been cleared of wrongdoing, court documents shared with the Daily News Wednesday show.

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