Another "Karen" incident is going viral after a white woman was shown screaming on the floor of a New Jersey Victoria's Secret store and even chasing the Black woman filming the incident.
A series of videos uploaded to YouTube Saturday (July 10) starts with Ijeoma Ukenta, who identified herself as the woman recording, pulling away from a white woman who came at her with a raised hand, as if she's about the strike her. The woman, who is identified as Abigail Elphick from a police report, backs down at the realization she's being recorded.
That's when she starts breaking down and crying in front of Ukenta, the employees, and the customers.
"I never thought nothing like this would happen to me," Ukenta is heard saying. "She just tried to run and hit me." Elphick immediately denies trying to hit the Black woman and cries for the filming to stop.
In a second video, Elphick is shown shaking on the floor while pointing at Ukenta and screaming, "Get her phone away!" She then gets up and starts chasing Ukenta around the store, screaming for her to "get away" and "stop recording."
After the manager is shown blocking the woman from coming at Ukenta, Elphick calls the police, claiming Ukenta was threatening her and recording her mental breakdowns. Follow-up videos feature Ukenta's talks with the police and Short Hills Mall security.
"They're just being all sympathetic to her tears. I don't care about her white tears," Ukenta is heard saying in the fourth video. "She needs to be escorted out the mall. She chased me around the store, trying to attack me twice."
Since the incident, Ukenta has set up a GoFundMe page to fund potential legal action.
"I am a Black Muslimah Nigerian AM and I was treated like it was 1920 in Short Hills Mall. I was assaulted and harassed by a white woman and nothing was done by security nor the police," the page reads. "I am looking to hire me an excellent attorney who can help me bring light to this wrong... I have been wronged Abigail Elphick (Karen in my videos), Short Hills Mall security, Millburn Police Department and most of all humanity. Please help me."
As of Tuesday morning, the page has raised over $34,000, smashing its original goal of $20,000.