Even though Rev. Al Sharpton’s eldest daughter has sued New York City for $5 million because she sprained her ankle last fall, she managed to find a way to go mountain climbing in Indonesia.
According to The New York Post, 28-year-old Dominique Sharpton filed a lawsuit which asserts she was “severely injured, bruised, and wounded” after falling over uneven pavement on the corner of Broome Street and Broadway last October. The suit has been filed against the city departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection.
The lawsuit also states the younger Sharpton “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries.” It goes on to say she has “internal and external injuries to the whole body, lower and upper limbs, the full extent of which are unknown, permanent pain and mental anguish” as a result of the injury.
Sharpton wants damages for “loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income.”
Her attorney, John Elefterakis, said his client had “multiple ligament and tendon tears” and “has not had any involvement in selecting a figure that would be fair and adequate compensation for her pain and suffering. The number was selected by my firm and is meant as a safeguard for Ms. Sharpton in a worst-case scenario.”
But the NY Post discovered after the lawsuit was filed that Sharpton climbed a challenging mountain while on vacation in Bali, Indonesia, this past weekend. “We hiked UP the mountain, over the clouds… into the SUNRISE,” she wrote on Instagram Saturday.
One of the most beautiful sites ever. And YES I ALMOST DIED GETTING UP THERE LOL. #Balidays we made it, WHEW.
“It is starting to look like Tawana Brawley is orchestrating the Sharpton trial strategy,” said CNN legal analyst Paul Callan. “It graphically demonstrates bad judgment and good feet. It all adds up to no case.”
Elefterakis told the NY Post that despite the climb, Sharpton “has not returned to her pre-accident form.” The publication breaks down the disposition of her case:
The younger Sharpton could still prove she was in bad shape for several weeks and deserves compensation — even if it’s much less than $5 million, said workers’-comp and disability lawyer Edward Scheine.
Nonetheless, Dominique Sharpton didn’t do herself any favors boasting about the mountain climb.
‘This could mitigate the value of this case,’ Scheine said.
A rep for the New York City Law Department declined to comment on Sharpton’s claims, other than to say, ‘The suit will be reviewed.’
If she is awarded any money, she might want to share with her father, who reportedly owes the Internal Revenue Service $4.5 million.
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