Al Sharpton’s daughter gets $95K settlement for sprained ankle

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Dominique "Dem Sidewalks Be Trippy and Sheeit" Sharpton, Al Sharpton's eldest child, in Manhattan on July 14, 2016. At right: the ankle brace on Dominique Sharpton's right leg.

She is her father’s daughter.

Dominique Sharpton, daughter of shakedown artist Al Sharpton, scored a $95,000 settlement from the city over a sprained ankle — even though she had posted snaps of herself on social media climbing a mountain in Bali and strutting around in high heels just seven months after the fall.

It took nearly four years, but de Blasio administration lawyers finally threw in the towel in the case.

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

The 32-year-old Brooklyn resident, who is the eldest daughter of the activist and TV host, sued the city in April 2015 for $5 million after “severely” injuring her right leg on cracked pavement crossing Broadway at Broome Street in 2014.

“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” she wrote in an Instagram post after the Oct. 2, 2014, stumble.

Her suit said she was in “permanent physical pain,” but the fall didn’t stop her from wearing high heels, mounting a ladder to decorate a Christmas tree and even hiking for two hours up a mountain during a girls getaway to Indonesia in May 2016.

She posted snaps of herself performing the feats on social media.

The case was settled after the city admitted it was aware of the cracked pavement in the crosswalk but did nothing to fix it.

Reached by phone Friday, Dominique Sharpton wasn’t even aware that a deal had been reached.

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

Her lawyer, John Elefterakis, said the “case was always about fair compensation for Ms. Sharpton’s ankle injury, which we contend was a result of the city’s negligence.”

“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,” he said.

The deal comes after Sharpton missed four scheduled depositions over six months in 2016, causing city lawyer Michelle Fox to gripe that the plaintiff “stymied the city’s efforts to litigate this matter.”

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chan gave Sharpton one last chance to show up or else see her case dismissed.

When Sharpton sat for a grilling in July 2016, she admitted she changed into party clothes and attended a two-hour gospel concert for her father’s 60th birthday hours after the incident.

She didn’t break any bones but underwent surgery for ligament tears. Still, the injuries didn’t prevent her from visiting her fiancé in Miami, dancing with her dad in New Orleans, working out and touring the
country in a play — all activities she detailed in her deposition.

The payout surprised legal experts.

“That sounds like a very generous settlement under the circumstances,” said Elizabeth Eilender, an experienced Manhattan litigator not involved in the case.

And one longtime personal-injury attorney asked incredulously, “For a sprained ankle they paid $95,000?”

“Sounds like a f- -king de Blasio administration settlement to me. It’s really worth about half that, not even, maybe $25,000 or $35,000,” said the lawyer, who asked not to be identified.

The legal shakedown resembles Al Sharpton’s reported use of boycott threats against large companies like McDonald’s and Macy’s to generate large donations./
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Umm what does this bitch do for a living she can be flying to Bali etc?
 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
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I am outraged!





No, not really...
 

Fustercluck

Registered User
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Big deal, she's still a nappy headed hoe. Can't buy her way out of that.
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
Donator
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“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” she wrote in an Instagram post

Sounded painful lol

At least a financial penalty is inspiration to fix the sidewalk so no real people get hurt.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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It’s called winning the ****** lottery, I’m sure she’s going to wisely invest that money in a mutual fund and only take money out for investment in minority businesses.
 

Mommadeez4u

Bastard coated bastard w/ bastard filling
#7
I'm sure she'll report that income to the IRS
 

jnoble

Lingering longer for a longering linger
#8
It’s called winning the ****** lottery, I’m sure she’s going to wisely invest that money in a mutual fund and only take money out for investment in minority businesses.
:haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7:
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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I'm sure she'll report that income to the IRS
Sadly she probably wouldn’t have to, settlements like that are usually tax exempt, now, after she wisely invests that money in a Rock solid mutual fund that pays a moderate return over a few decades, she would have to report the interest.
But I don’t think hair weaves and shiny shoes appreciate in value
 
#10
Sharpton just sold the rights to his life story to his own church for $500k.
 
#14
you know what...fuck the city...it knew the sidewalk was broken and left it that way...It's not that inspiring to see her get a payday...but if her lawyer fees were $80K for 5 years and she walked away...limped away...with $15K that's acceptable...
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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you know what...fuck the city...it knew the sidewalk was broken and left it that way...It's not that inspiring to see her get a payday...but if her lawyer fees were $80K for 5 years and she walked away...limped away...with $15K that's acceptable...
How about you watch where the fuck you’re walking?
 
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