A white woman has been dubbed ‘Victoria’s Secret Karen’ after appearing to attack a black woman at the lingerie store and then having a full meltdown after realizing she was being recorded. Ijeoma Ukenta posted cell phone footage on Sunday of a woman identified in a police report as Abigail Elphick charging at her with a hand open as if to hit her.
Once Elphick saw that Ukenta was recording, she immediately backed off, put a hand on her chest, threw the article of clothing she held onto the checkout counter and put her face in her hands.
‘Oh my god!’ Ukenta said at the store located inside the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn, New Jersey.
‘Do you see this? Oh my god. I never thought nothing like this would happen to me. She just tried to run and hit me.’
A black woman posted videos of a white woman identified in a police report as Abigail Elphick apparently charging at her and then having a meltdown (Pictures: YouTube)
Elphick denied Ukenta’s accusation as she squatted on the ground sobbing.
‘Oh my god. Karen had a breakdown,’ Ukenta said. ‘She tried to hit me.’
‘I didn’t try to hit you,’ Elphick said repeatedly, hiding her face in her hands.
Elphick also said, ‘Please don’t record me’, and put her hand out to try to block her face from being filmed.
Ukenta then told the white woman: ‘You just want security for me? I want security for you.’
The black woman said she had just gone to Victoria’s Secret to redeem a free panties coupon she got in the mail.
Rather than leave the store, Elphick continued to scream and even lay on the floor in front of the register as if pretending to faint.
When mall security personnel got to the scene, they called the Millburn Police Department, whose cops do not escort Elphick out.
In another clip of the six-part video uploaded onto YouTube, Ukenta reads the police report which includes Elphick admitting she was wrong but saying that she did not want to be publicly shunned.
‘Mind you, they took her statement first because, of course, she called the police. And she completely lied,’ Ukenta said. ‘She’s trying to say I started videotaping her causing her to have a panic attack, at which time, she followed me to try to get me to stop recording.’
Ukenta added that she planned to file a complaint against the two cops who responded.
‘I didn’t feel protected,’ Ukenta said. ‘I’m also filing a complaint against the mall security.’
A GoFundMe account to help with Ukenta hire an attorney had raised more than $83,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.
‘Karen’ has become a popular label typically to describe self-entitled white woman.
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