Reverend Al Sharpton’s daughter, Dominique Sharpton, recently sued New York City $5 million dollars for spraining her ankle. But then she posted pictures on her social media of her hiking.
Dominique Sharpton, daughter of reverend celebrity, Al Sharpton, has reportedly sued the city of New York for spraining her ankle on a Soho sidewalk in October. Her lawyer came up with the figure of $5 million to sue the city for damages.
Since then, Dominique has been posting pictures on her social media that will not help her in court. On Monday, she posted pictures of her travels in Indonesia, boasting climbing mountains.
She has also posted herself walking in high heels at clubs in New York and hiking Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.
Lawyers often warn their clients from posting anything on social media that could counter their claims and it seems that everything Dominique Sharpton is posting is detrimental to their case.
“Her gallivanting around in high heels and climbing a mountain in Bali drastically diminish the value of her case because it clearly shows that her injuries are not severe, and as a result, she will not be paid or awarded any substantial amount of money by any rational jury,” said personal-injury lawyer Howard Hesherhorn.
Most experts are surprised that she is even going forward with her sprained ankle case because, at the most, she will likely be awarded $5-7,000 which is just enough to pay the lawyers. That means, she will likely see no money out of this lawsuit.
Dominique’s lawyer says that she is determined to see the case through and “[t]hat a person may or may not choose to engage in a physical activity in spite of pain and limitation does not excuse the occurrence of an injury, that simply put, should not have happened.’’