Like father, like daughter. Dominique Sharpton obviously inherited the shakedown artist gene from her father, the “Reverend” Al. In 2015, she sued the city of New York for $5 million, claiming she had “severely” injuring her ankle crossing a street in Manhattan with cracked pavement, according to the New York Post.
“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” she wrote in an Instagram post after the Oct. 2, 2014, stumble.
Her suit maintained that she was in “permanent physical pain” as a result of the city’s negligence.
The case, which dragged on for four years, was finally settled on Friday to the tune of $95,000. A spokesman for the city is quoted as saying, “After a thorough evaluation, we determined that settling this case was in the best interest of the city.”
Maybe from the de Blasio administration’s point of view, shelling out $95,000 was a lot easier on the pocketbook than paying $5 million, but the suit needn’t have cost the city a penny. Despite her claims of “permanent pain,” Sharpton posted photos of herself on social media walking around in heels, climbing a ladder to decorate a Christmas tree, and even hiking for two hours up a mountain in Indonesia. All the snapshots were taken between the time she mounted her suit and its settlement.
She also admitted to changing into “party clothes” after a grilling in July 2016 and attended a two-hour gospel concert for her father’s sixtieth birthday.
To add insult to phony injury, her attorney said of the settlement:
Despite unfair treatment in the press, this settlement reflects the reasonableness of Ms. Sharpton, who was willing to settle her meritorious claim for a fair amount based on all factors.
In other words, sue “she much.”.