The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, especially when the tree is rotten.
Dominique Sharpton, the 28-year-old daughter of MSNBC host and race activist Al Sharpton, sprained her ankle last October on the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City, and now she wants the city to pay – big time.
Claiming to have been “severely injured, bruised and wounded” by uneven pavement, Dominique is seeking $5 million in damages from taxpayers for the sprain.
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.
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.
According to the filing in her lawsuit, Dominique Sharpton is seeking payment for “loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income.”
Dominique’s father Al currently has roughly $4.5 million in tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.