In the song “New York, New York,” music icon Frank Sinatra said if he could make it New York City, he could make it anywhere else. The line has been an adage of New Yorkers for several decades since the song’s release.
Al Sharpton’s daughter proved that making it in New York might be easier than people think as she scored $95,000 in a settlement with the city for an injury she received while crossing the street.
Dominique Sharpton was not struck by a city vehicle or the victim of an incident involving city officials, no, she merely rolled her ankle on uneven payment while crossing the street and subsequently sued the city for $5 million, Breitbart reports.
Lawyers for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paid Dominique Sharpton, 32, a $95,000 settlement after admitting the city had been aware of the cracked pavement but did not fix it.
“After a thorough evaluation, we determined that settling this case was in the best interest of the city,” a spokesman for New York City’s Law Department said in a statement.
The 32-year-old, who is Sharpton’s eldest daughter, sued New York City for $5 million in April 2015 for “severely” injuring her ankle while crossing an uneven Manhattan street in 2014.
“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” Dominique Sharpton wrote in an Instagram post after she took a tumble in October 2014.
According to the report, Sharpton suffered from “permanent physical pain,” despite social media posts uploaded months after the incident of her hiking mountains. She also climbed a ladder to hang Christmas trinkets in another post.
Here’s what people online are saying about the settlement:
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