Tonight: Beep hosting discussion at deli where white woman accused black boy of sexual assault

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The borough president is urging locals to join him for a conversation about diversity on Monday outside the Ditmas Park deli where a passerby recorded a white woman reporting a black child for allegedly “grabbing her a--” last week.

The woman, who accused the child of sexual assault in a video shared on Facebook last Wednesday by user Jason Stovetop Littlejohn, returned to the Albermarle Road bodega on Friday afternoon to watch its surveillance footage of the incident, which clearly showed the child’s backpack — not his hands — brush up against her backside, leading her to immediately apologize to the boy for what she called a mistake, according to a second clip Littlejohn shared.

“Young man, I don’t know your name, but I’m sorry,” she said.

But her mea culpa didn’t stop a crowd of angry residents who also crammed into the store to watch the footage from denouncing the woman — whom netizens christened “Cornerstore Caroline” after the first clip went viral — as a “liar” and “white trash,” Littlejohn’s second video shows.

And Borough President Adams will use the incident as a springboard to stress the need for harmony among the area’s diverse population, as well as the impact of threatening public behavior, during his 5:30 pm discussion, he said.

“Our community is rightfully outraged by this,” Adams said. “It has brought shame to our borough.”

Littlejohn’s first clip generated more than 7.4-million views since it was shared last week, and shows the seemingly elementary-school-aged boy and his younger sister in tears while standing with their mother outside the bodega near Flatbush Avenue as the woman phoned in her complaint.

“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” the woman shouted into the phone to what she said was a 911 operator.

A crowd of passersby quickly rallied to the family’s defense, lambasting the woman and her allegedly goosed derrière.

“Who would want to touch that flat a--,” said one woman. “Go home!”

And as the video went viral, outraged viewers posted more than 34,000 overwhelmingly critical comments about the woman — who unwittingly shared her phone number and home address with the world while being recorded, according to one attentive commenter.

“She said her address out loud and to the world,” the Facebook user wrote. “Now she’s going to get threats.”

But a Police Department spokeswoman on Friday morning told this newspaper that authorities had no record of any sexual-assault complaints filed at that location in the past month.

A message left on the number the woman shouted into the phone was not returned by press time.

The woman reported the child two months after Crown Heights state Sen. Jesse Hamilton claimed a supporter of President Trump called the cops on him for “campaigning while black,” and subsequently announced he planned to introduce legislation to crack down on discriminatory 911 calls.

And she joins a contingent of controversial callers whose 911 reports against black individuals stoked online outrage, including “Doorway Debbie,” who called police on a black woman for taking shelter in the doorway of her Park Slope building during a rainstorm; “BBQ Becky,” who called police on picnickers in Oakland, Calif.; and “Permit Patty,” who reported an 8-year-old-girl to the San Francisco police for selling water on a sidewalk near a stadium.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 2:49 pm, October 15, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Leroy from First Houses says:
She's a woman, you have to believe her.
Oct. 12, 2018, 11:21 am
Andrew from NYC says:
thought all women are to believed or is that only when convent to do so?
Oct. 12, 2018, 12:03 pm
dean says:
pretty sure none of the above posters would have done anything had they been there
Oct. 12, 2018, 4:55 pm
Moses Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg says:
Guys does anyone see something that I don’t see ? Am I missing something? Look at her backside , she is FLAT , FLAT as a 2x 4 how is it possible that this kid grabbed at that? It’s all bull crap it’s in her head , very possible she was smoking something , she should have been givin a breathalyzer.
Oct. 12, 2018, 4:56 pm
Louis Chevrolet from East New York says:
Henry Ford is that you?
Oct. 12, 2018, 6:04 pm
Frank from Furter says:
Lock her up..
Oct. 12, 2018, 6:13 pm
Stating the obvious from Brooklyn says:
The woman is looney. Why did the family hang around? You ignore people like that.
Oct. 13, 2018, 6:17 am
Outraged says:
A woman is sexually harassed on the street, and not only does no one listen to her, they taunt and threaten her. This is how they treat women! Like cheap meat for the sexual pleasure of boys and men.
Oct. 13, 2018, 7:46 pm
Carter from Boerum Hill says:
Unsurprising after the Brett Kavanaugh affair - women all over the country feel empowered to make false claims against men. In three out of four cases, women are lying. And walking around in an outfit like that, her flat ass on display for any man walking by. She was basically asking for it. So it would have been her own fault.
Oct. 14, 2018, 7:44 am
Larissa from Clinton Hill says:
This lady is an embarrassment, she is an example of what this so called progressive movement is all about, it’s a disaster waiting to happen if they win the midterms , these liberals know no bounds , please fellow Americans everyone go out and vote the republican line and save this great nation from the clutches of insanity. This lady is an example of what’s going to happen if god forbid the liberals take control , even Chuck Schumer and company hate these lefty communist progressive scourge.
Oct. 14, 2018, 9:41 am
Buqawaei from Brooklyn says:
This flat assed scum is threatening a black family with kids , is this the new norm of progressive liberals ? I am voting Trump and trump for this midterms election, I don’t want such vile progressive liberal scum to represent me
Oct. 14, 2018, 11:03 am
Elise says:
Barry - are you saying they are joining the rape-publicans? They will overlook the racism of that party to be free to harass women with no consequences? You mean that the numbers might increase from five percent of black people who vote Republican? Were they inspired by Omorosa's love of Donald Trump?
Oct. 15, 2018, 2:58 am
MAGA from Brooklyn NY says:
God bless President Trump . God bless the USA MAGA
Oct. 15, 2018, 6:54 am
MAGA from Brooklyn says:
Lock him up!
Oct. 15, 2018, 7:25 am
Gecky from Flatbush says:
"Ditmas Park" ?
Oct. 15, 2018, 12:11 pm
Child from Ditmas Park says:
Since when has sticking a finger in someone’s butt been sexual assault??
Oct. 15, 2018, 12:35 pm
Emit Till from Alabama says:
You ain't just whistlin Dixie! She's a nut case, what's to discuss.
Oct. 15, 2018, 4:25 pm
Somebody from Somewhere says:
Im glad folks like this are being exposed. If you like the people of flatbush or any other neighborhood with long-time residents then what are you doing moving there? Its all apart of the gentrification agenda & trust me, its a lot more folks like her living in these type of nabes. They already dont like the grown folks living there so you know they REALLY dislike their kids even more.
Oct. 16, 2018, 1:02 am
Wilbur D. Horse from Mockingbird Heights says:
So, women are angels, never tell a lie, and must always automatically be believed? Look up Crystal Gail Magnum and Susan Smith, for openers. The Me Too Movement does, indeed, bring the legitimate issue of sexual harassment to the fore. But that does not mean elevating women to Sainthood. In this case, however, one look at Cornerstore Caroline tells you she is mentally ill and/or a meth head, and Not to be believed.
Oct. 16, 2018, 5:55 am
Somebody from Somewhere says:
If you DONT like*
Oct. 16, 2018, 6:38 am
Truth from Brooklyn says:
Three points: a) woman starts yelling at kid. Mother, instead of hanging around,should have said "he didn't touch you," and moved on. Why was she hanging around with the kids crying? b) mother flashes badge and says she's a cop. Woman should have said "ok, get a squad car, We'll discuss it with them." c) mother brought up race with the "flat white ass" comment. Where is there any evidence of racial intent on the part of the bumpee?
Oct. 16, 2018, 12:16 pm
Winteesha D’plop says:
Now this child has learned that you can get away with sexual misconduct as long as you yell loudly. The making of a future rapist.
Oct. 16, 2018, 1:37 pm
anthony from downtown says:
emmett till nuff said
Oct. 16, 2018, 2:42 pm
Pina109 from Bay Ridge says:
But think about it... If the shoe was on the other foot It would be a WAY DIFFERENT OUTCOME Reverse Racisim 😡
Oct. 22, 2018, 7:34 pm

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