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Woman charged with hate crime against Vietnamese Am neighbor agrees to move

A settlement announced Thursday in a civil suit filed by a Vietnamese American woman against her neighbor requires the neighbor to move.

Jan Myers is scheduled to go on trial on June 8 on hate crime charges of harassing Thi Pham.

As part of the settlement in a civil suit, KOMO reports that Myers has agreed to sell her home and relocate.

AsAmNews reported one year ago that the 72-year-old Myers is heard on video threatening Pham’s life. Myers allegedly drove up to the neighbor’s lawn while she was gardening and shouted racist remarks at her.

“You’re not going to live very long,” Myers is heard saying. Myers also alegedly exposed herself to Pham and her two-year-old child.

The family says this sort of harassment has been going on for years.

“We need to make the people who are harassing people because of their race pay and make them pay the victim,” attorney Jeffery Campiche said when announcing the settlement.

Tbe settlement gives Myers six months to sell and requires her to pay Pham $45,000 from the sale. If the home is now sold in six months, the civil suit against her will proceed.

“I am happy that I can safely live in my home without racial harassment,” Pham said, according to KING. “We hope Jan Myers follows through with the agreement and moves quickly.”

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