- The Washington Times - Monday, May 18, 2015

Al Sharpton’s daughter is reportedly suing New York City for $5 million after she tripped on a crosswalk and sprained her ankle.

Dominique Sharpton, 28, claims she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” in October when she tripped on some uneven pavement downtown, according to the suit filed against the city departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection, The New York Post reported.

She claims that that Oct. 2 fall left her with “internal and external injuries to the whole body, lower and upper limbs, the full extent of which are unknown, permanent pain and mental anguish.”

“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” Ms. Sharpton wrote in an Instagram post after the fall, The Post reported.

Two months after the fall, she participated in her father’s National Action Network’s “Justice for All” march in Washington, D.C., The Post reported, and despite claiming “permanent physical pain,” there are social-media shots of Ms. Sharpton in high heels and another of her climbing a ladder to decorate a Christmas tree.

Ms. Sharpton is seeking the damages for “loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income,” according to court papers.

Mr. Sharpton said Saturday that he didn’t know the status of his daughter’s legal claim.

“She’s 29 years old. Why would she have to talk to me about that?” he told The Post. “I just know that she was hurt and that she got a lawyer and she’s a grown woman. [Where] she goes from there, I have no idea.”


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