Forget 1,000 words. This picture might be worth 5 million dollars!
A lawsuit filed by the daughter of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton against the city of New York seeking up to $5 million in damages for a sprained ankle is crashing and burning before the city even gets a chance to file responsive court papers.
The problem? A photo showing Dominique Sharpton mountain climbing in Nepal on what she claims to be a permanently injured ankle, according to the New York Post.
Her lawsuit is based on an Oct. 2 spill she allegedly took in the city streets that left her “severely injured, bruised and wounded.” As a result, she “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries,” according to the complaint.
On Saturday, though, she posted photos on Instagram depicting the completion of an arduous mountain climb in Bali, Indonesia.
“We hiked UP the mountain, over the clouds… into the SUNRISE,” Sharpton, 28, said in the May 16 post
“One of the most beautiful sites ever. And YES I ALMOST DIED GETTING UP THERE LOL. #Balidays we made it, WHEW.”
When not trying to scam New Yorkers out of their hard-earned money, Sharpton serves as membership director for her father’s nonprofit, National Action Network.
Legal experts said they were bewildered by Sharpton’s Instagram post.
“It is starting to look like Tawana Brawley is orchestrating the Sharpton trial strategy,” CNN legal analyst Paul Callan joked. “It graphically demonstrates bad judgment and good feet. It all adds up to no case.”
Tawana Brawley, a then-15-year-old black girl, alleged she’d been raped by six white men in 1987. Her case received national attention when it was championed by Al Sharpton.
It turned out to be a hoax, just as the younger Sharpton’s case is looking to be.
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