Daddy taught her good how to hustle…
From NY Post: The Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter admitted in a damning legal deposition that she danced, pranced and jetted around to romance her beau after supposedly suffering permanent damage to her ankle when she stumbled in a city pothole.
Dominique Sharpton gave the deposition, a transcript of which was obtained by The Post, in her $5 million lawsuit against the city — and it reveals startling new details about her escapades following the injury.
She admitted that she changed into party clothes and attended a two-hour gospel concert in honor of her father’s 60th birthday just hours after the incident at Broome Street and Broadway on Oct. 2, 2014.
“I was walking to cross the street, and my foot went into something and caused me to fall,” Dominque Sharpton, 30, testified during her July deposition, according to documents obtained this week through a Freedom of Information request. “I heard a snap,” recalled Sharpton, who said she was wearing flat boots at the time.
City lawyer Michelle Fox asked, “Were you able to attend the concert that night?” Sharpton acknowledged that she changed into a dress and “some shoes . . . probably black, flat shoes” to go to the party, before finally heading to the emergency room. She also griped during the three-hour grilling that she can no longer “dive off a diving board, go skiing . . . or go run marathons.”
But when Fox asked if she was “a runner before,” Sharpton admitted she wasn’t. “Not necessarily,” she said. “But if I, you know, if I needed to do it and exercising or something like that, I was capable of it. Now, I can’t.” Meanwhile, at the hospital, “they said nothing was broken,” she conceded.
She underwent physical therapy, wore a therapeutic boot, used crutches for a few weeks and got an injection after swelling in her ankle didn’t subside.
She eventually had surgery for ligament tears — but the injuries didn’t stop her from visiting her fiancé in Miami a dozen times a year, dancing with her dad in New Orleans, working out, touring the country in a play, and, as previously reported by The Post, hiking a mountain in Bali and dancing in heels.
Trying to explain away the heels, Sharpton claimed under oath that she “can only wear them for a short amount of time.”
“It’s really annoying,” she said.
She tried to downplay her two-hour hike in Bali, saying she was helped by two people and “had to take a lot of breaks.”
“There were times I didn’t think I was going to make it,” Sharpton said.
A city Law Department spokesman declined to comment. Sharpton’s lawyer did not return a request for comment.