Al Sharpton’s daughter sues city for $5M after spraining ankle http://nypost.com/2015/05/17/al-sharptons-daughter-sues-city-for-5m-after-spraining-ankle/ She learned at the feet of a master. Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court records show. Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit. Currently on vacation in Bali, the membership director for her gadfly dad’s National Action Network claims she “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries,” according to the suit filed against the city departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection. “I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” she wrote in a post to Instagram after the Oct. 2 fall. She was pictured in a walking boot in the weeks following the tumble, but by December, Dominique was good to go for NAN’s Justice for All march in Washington, DC, and for a New Year’s Eve jaunt to Miami Beach. And despite claiming “permanent physical pain” in a breathless notice of claim in December, at around the same time there were social-media shots of her in high heels and fancy dresses and climbing a ladder to decorate a Christmas tree. The legal shakedown is right out of her dad’s pay-to-playbook. Al Sharpton has used threats of protests and boycotts against large companies as a way to generate huge corporate donations, his critics charge. Everyone from McDonald’s, Verizon, Macy’s, General Motors, Chrysler and Pfizer have forked over cash to the elder Sharpton. Even the daughter of Staten Island police chokehold victim Eric Garner was caught on video claiming Sharpton’s only concern was cash. “He’s all about this,” said Erica Snipes, rubbing her fingers together.