NYC: ‘Soho Karen’ being sued by family after ‘violent racial profiling’ incident

Miya Ponsetto — the woman dubbed “Soho Karen” after she falsely accused a black teenager of swiping her cellphone — is being sued by the boy’s family over the high-profile incident, new court papers show.

Jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold, his 15-year-old son and the teen’s mom on Wednesday filed the suit against Ponsetto and a worker at the Arlo Soho Hotel, where the Dec. 26 “violent incident of racial profiling” occurred, the court docs allege.

Ponsetto, 22, was caught on video claiming teen Keyon Harrold Jr. took her phone — and then trying to tackle him in the lobby of the Hudson Street hotel.

Ponsetto was criminally charged with attempted assault, attempted robbery, grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a child over the incident. That case is still pending.

The Manhattan Supreme Court suit accuses Ponsetto and hotel worker Chad Nathan of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment, and the hotel of negligence and negligent hiring.


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