The 9-year-old boy at the center of a viral video, dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline,” said he’s struggling to move forward ever since a woman falsely accused him of sexual assault on camera, pushing him into a national conversation about racial profiling and excessive 911 calls made against African-Americans.
In an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” on Friday, Jeremiah Harvey, who is black, said he was traumatized and forced to look at race in a new way after a white woman claimed he groped her at a convenience store.
“It’s still hard because lately on my mind, like, I can’t think nothing but this,” Jeremiah, sitting alongside his mother, said. “I felt humiliated because of the way she was acting. I started to tear up.”