Al Sharpton’s Daughter Bags $95,000 Settlement for Sprained Ankle

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Dominique Sharpton speaks at the 3rd Annual NY Peace Week Press Conference to help combat the culture of violence in New York City and promote a lifestyle of peace at City Hall on January 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty …
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Al Sharpton’s daughter bagged $95,000 in settlement money from New York City for spraining her ankle on an uneven Manhattan street—even after posting photos of herself on social media climbing mountains and wearing high heels months after the fall.

Lawyers for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paid Dominique Sharpton, 32, a $95,000 settlement after admitting the city had been aware of the cracked pavement but did not fix it.

“After a thorough evaluation, we determined that settling this case was in the best interest of the city,” a spokesman for New York City’s Law Department said in a statement.

The 32-year-old, who is Sharpton’s eldest daughter, sued New York City for $5 million in April 2015 for “severely” injuring her ankle while crossing an uneven Manhattan street in 2014.

“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” Dominique Sharpton wrote in an Instagram post after she took a tumble in October 2014.

Sharpton claimed in her lawsuit that she suffered from “permanent physical pain,” but subsequent social media posts just months after the fall showed she had a very active lifestyle.

One of her Instagram posts showed Sharpton climbing mountains on vacation, while she sported high heels and climbed a ladder to hang Christmas decorations in other social media photos.

Despite the windfall, Sharpton said Friday she was not aware of the settlement.

“I don’t really know the particulars at this time,” she told the Post.


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