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Al Sharpton’s daughter sues city for $5M after spraining ankle

Posted by on May. 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM
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She learned at the feet of a master.

Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court rec­ords show.

Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit.

Currently on vacation in Bali, the membership director for her gadfly dad’s National Action Network claims she “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries,” according to the suit filed against the city departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection.

“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” she wrote in a post to Instagram after the Oct. 2 fall.

She was pictured in a walking boot in the weeks following the tumble, but by December, Dominique was good to go for NAN’s Justice for All march in Washington, DC, and for a New Year’s Eve jaunt to Miami Beach.

And despite claiming “permanent physical pain” in a breathless notice of claim in December, at around the same time there were social-media shots of her in high heels and fancy dresses and climbing a ladder to decorate a Christmas tree.

The legal shakedown is right out of her dad’s pay-to-playbook.

Al Sharpton has used threats of protests and boycotts against large companies as a way to generate huge corporate donations, his critics charge.

Everyone from McDonald’s, Verizon, Macy’s, General Motors, Chrysler and Pfizer have forked over cash to the elder Sharpton.

Even the daughter of Staten Island police chokehold victim Eric Garner was caught on video claiming Sharpton’s only concern was cash.

“He’s all about this,” said Erica Snipes, rubbing her fingers ­together.

The rev. on Saturday said he didn’t know the status of his daughter’s legal claim.

“She’s 29 years old. Why would she have to talk to me about that?” he said of Dominique, whose mother is Sharpton’s ex-wife, Kathy. “I just know that she was hurt and that she got a lawyer and she’s a grown woman. [Where] she goes from there, I have no idea.”

The corner of Broome Street and Broadway where Dominique Sharpton fell and sprained her ankle.Photo: Helayne Seidman
Broken sidewalks and rough pavement can be a windfall for pedestrians. One plaintiff, Denise Giles, snagged a cool $2.25 million settlement seven years after suing the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp. for failing to fix a broken sidewalk outside one of its clinics. Giles claimed she needed ankle surgery as a result of her fall.

Her payout was one of 885, or $60 million worth, that the city made over a 22-month period for defective sidewalks.

Dominique Sharpton claims she fell in a crosswalk, which would make hers a “defective roadway” claim. The city received 774 such claims in the 2014 fiscal year alone.

Falling in the street left her with “internal and external injuries to the whole body, lower and upper limbs, the full extent of which are unknown, permanent pain and mental anguish,” she alleges in the court document.

The younger Sharpton is seeking the damages for “loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income,” according to court papers.

If she scores her legal windfall, she might want to give her dad a handout; he reportedly owes $4.5 million in unpaid state and federal taxes.

Her lawyer didn’t return a call for comment.

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meriana
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM
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Good grief. I've tripped and fallen many times over the years while out, little did I know that not watching where I'm walking could have been worth a ton of money. LOL.


billsfan1104
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2015 at 11:20 AM
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Damn. I don't think she has a case of she is shown in heels and other things. Her best bet is to lay low, because everyone will take pictures of her now.
And I say bullshit on Sharpton not knowing about the lawsuit. Something that big, she would have told him. He probably gave her advice.
Mrs.KAZ
by Silver Member on May. 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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Like father, like daughter. I wonder if she'll take up the torch when Daddy's gone.
thatgirl70
by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2015 at 11:40 AM
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Wow. I think a picture of the Sharptons next to the definition of "greed" in the dictionary would be appropriate.

Carpy
by Emerald Member on May. 17, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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She needs it to pay her dads back taxes.

Mrs.KAZ
by Silver Member on May. 17, 2015 at 11:44 AM
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She'll have to pay one way or the other once he is gone. The government will want that money.

Quoting Carpy:

She needs it to pay her dads back taxes.

anxiousschk
by anxiouss on May. 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

I sincerely hope the city could successfully sue *them* for whatever they have to spend on legal fees, etc.  

Idiot.  

candlegal
by Judy on May. 17, 2015 at 4:07 PM
obviously the apple does not fall far from the tree.
Donna.June
by Member on May. 17, 2015 at 4:11 PM
I agree with the other posters, she's just like her dad.
armywifey1983
by on May. 17, 2015 at 4:19 PM

She's insane, just like daddy. Suing people for her missteps (heh) is really low.

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