Pregnant NYC hospital worker Sarah Comrie is now in HIDING because she’s getting ‘death threats’
A pregnant physician’s assistant is in hiding after a video showing a woman arguing with a man over a Citibike in New York went viral.
Sarah Comrie, 36, has reportedly received ‘death threats’ after footage was posted of her tussling with a man outside of Bellevue Hospital at the end of her shift.
Justin Marino, who is representing Comrie, says she was fearful she would lose her job over the incident — with the hospital putting her on administrative leave pending a review.
He said that he is ‘preparing lawsuits’, adding that there is ‘no question’ that outlets and individuals defamed the pregnant nurse.
Speaking to Fox News he said: ‘She’s received death threats. She’s in hiding.
‘What’s at play is what social media did to this woman who’s literally a hero, and has done nothing but help people and within a minute effectively tries to ruin her life.’
Sarah Comrie, 36, has reportedly received ‘death threats’ after footage showing her tussling with a man outside of Bellevue Hospital after finishing her shift
‘She’s been called a racist, she’s been called a thief… We plan to purse that.’
His comments come after DailyMail.com obtained the nurse’s Citibike Receipt – which Marino claims proves the bike she was clutching in the footage was booked by her.
Marino said the documents show she booked the Citibike outside of Bellevue Hospital after finishing her 12-hour shift — because the numbers on the handlebars match the receipt.
They show the ride was ultimately canceled, and she wasn’t charged, before booking another bike minutes after the incident.
Speaking to DailyMail.com about the incident, Marino said: ‘The receipts show unequivocally that she got the bike first.
‘But there is no animosity towards the men in the video. We sincerely wish them the best in the future.
‘The focus is clearing her name and going after the publications and high-profile names that defamed her.’
He added that their complaints are against anyone who suggested she was a racist, after she was branded a ‘Karen’.
Justin Marino, who is representing Comrie, says she was fearful that she would lose her job over the incident — with the hospital putting her on administrative leave pending a review.
DailyMail.com revealed the nurse’s Citibike receipts – which her lawyer claims proves the number on the handlebars of bike she was clutching in the footage matches her document
The documents show that the ride was ultimately cancelled, and she wasn’t charged, before booking another bike minutes after the incident
A GoFundMe set up by her uncle has raised $51,109 toward their goal, and will go toward paying her legal bills.
It read: ‘She became embroiled in a much-publicised incident with a Citibike that unfairly painted her as a racist ‘Karen.’
‘The facts have since proved this is a lie, but the damage has been done. In fact, Sarah is a dedicated healthcare worker who is six months pregnant.
‘She holds racial justice and equity dear, and has dedicated her life to serving NYC’s most challenged individuals.’
Comrie, who had on blue scrubs emblazoned with ‘NYC Health + Hospitals, could be seen screaming for help and tearing up as a crowd gathered around them when the video first emerged.
In the clip a friend of the man can be heard defending him, saying the woman – branded a ‘Karen’ after the video – was in fact trying to steal from him.
Marino has vehemently denied these allegations on behalf of his client in a statement that refers to the receipts.
At one point Comrie accuses the man of assault saying he’s ‘hurting my unborn baby,’ though the man says she put his hand on her stomach
Comrie could even be seen crying in the video as she hopped onto the disputed bike.
A roughly 90 second video of the incident was posted on TikTok and Twitter shows Comrie arguing with a man outside of New York City’s Bellevue Hospital (pictured)
The first receipt shows the bike seen in the video was paid for and taken out before it was re-locked one minute later – identified by the number on the handle.
A second receipt he says is proof of a second bike being taken from the same docking station, which Comrie used to ride home.
Marino said his client was forced to get a second Citi Bike after being ‘heckled and pressured’ to do so – after initially taking the bike when ‘no individuals were on our touching’ it.
In a statement he said: ‘One or more individuals in that group physically pushed her bike (with her on it) back into the docking station, causing it to re-lock.
‘In blocking the QR code, this individual’s arm was touching my client’s pregnant stomach, a condition of which she had made them aware.
‘Throughout this time and for the remainder of the video, roughly five individuals were telling her to get off the bike and heckling her.
‘The fact anyone would treat another person like this is tragic, especially a visibly pregnant woman.’
DailyMail.com has contacted Bellevue Hospital for comment but has not received a response.
A roughly 90-second video of the incident was posted on TikTok and Twitter and shows Comrie arguing with the man outside of Bellevue over the weekend.