The shakedown doesn’t fall far from the tree as Al Sharpton’s daughter has just filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city of New York for “permanent physical pain” from stumbling over loose pavement last November.
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.
The elder Sharpton is well known in the shakedown industry, hustling companies like McDonald’s, Verizon and Macy’s, General Motors, Chrysler and Pfizer.
The City of New York faces a lot of claims like Sharpton’s. “The city received 774 such claims in the 2014 fiscal year alone.”
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.
She was left 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.
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.
After reading Sharpton’s claims, it seems odd that she could post this photo and caption from her current vacation in Bali.
Must have been a tough hike with such a bum ankle. But I’m sure $5 million in taxpayer money will make it much better. At least she knows not a dime of it will have come from Daddy Al.