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Al Sharpton’s Daughter Hikes Mountain On ‘Sprained’ Ankle At Center Of $5 Million Lawsuit

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Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

Al Sharpton’s daughter still has a lot to learn from dear old dad.

Dominique Sharpton, the civil rights activist and MSNBC host’s eldest daughter, undermined her $5 million “sprained” ankle lawsuit against the city of New York after she posted pictures of herself and a friend high above the clouds on a mountain in Bali, Indonesia.

Sharpton, 28, claimed in an April 29 filing that she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” after falling on uneven pavement in a city crosswalk in October. She claimed the fall would cause her “loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income.”

But Sharpton’s quality of life was apparently high and her suffering was seemingly negligible over the weekend.

“We hiked UP the mountain, over the clouds…into the SUNRISE…One of the most beautiful sites…,” Sharpton wrote in a post on Instagram on Saturday from atop an Indonesian mountain.

According to The New York Post, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan says that Sharpton’s photo completely undermines her suit.

“It graphically demonstrates bad judgment and good feet. It all adds up to no case,” Callan said.

Unreal…sunrise. #Balidays

A photo posted by Dominique Sharpton (@mssharpton2u) on

 

Sharpton’s misstep indicates she could still learn a thing or two from her father.

Whether through lawsuit, legal threat or boycott, Al Sharpton has forced companies like Macy’s, General Motors, and McDonald’s to donate to his National Action Network after he threatened to take action against them for alleged racial discrimination.

The sum Dominique Sharpton is seeking is close in number to the $4.5 million Al Sharpton reportedly owes in back taxes.

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