The daughter of Al Sharpton had better not delete photos from her social media account in the wake of a city lawsuit. New York City lawyers and court officials warned Dominique Sharpton via a written letter this week that she should maintain all Twitter and Instagram images while suing the city after she sprained her ankle during a fall last December in Manhattan. According to News Max this Saturday, May 23, 2015, the young woman posted photos not long after the incident of her traveling the globe, despite her injury.
The Reverend Al Sharpton may want to keep a sharp eye this month on his daughter’s social media activity, particularly her photos. Late last year, 28-year-old Dominique Sharpton reportedly sprained her ankle in Manhattan after falling on a city street. She later filed a lawsuit against the city of New York, seeking no less than $5 million. Now, officials are reminding her that photos she posted this 2015 of her being able to travel around the world are fair game in court proceedings, and should not be removed, deleted, or altered from her account for any reason. The Twitter and Instagram files are in fact considered “relevant” to the case at hand.
“The purpose of this letter is to demand that plaintiff preserve any photographs, documents, communications and any other information, both tangible and electronically stored, potentially relevant to her alleged trip and fall on Dec. 23, 2014,” Michele Fox, a New York City lawyer involved in the case, shared this week. The official document was sent this Wednesday afternoon, and was primarily regarding use of Dominique’s Twitter and other photo sharing site, Instagram. Such images that may play a role in the case should not be deleted.
Hot Air News goes on to add this weekend that one of the pictures showcases the daughter of Al Sharpton mountain climbing during a trip. It is known that Dominique has done some extensive traveling this year, but to what extent her ankle injury has limited her mobility is not fully clear. It appears that lawyers may want to use this evidence against her after the young woman filed a lawsuit against New York City, perhaps to prove that her sprained ankle must not be too great an problem for strenuous physical activity.
The formal letter has since been filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court. Although not all details surrounding the case have been shared with the public at this point in time, it is known that Sharpton filed her lawsuit against the city this May 7, citing that she sustained “considerable injury” in a bad fall as a result of an uneven Soho street back in December of 2014. “This demand should be construed broadly to encompass materials related to plaintiff’s health, mobility, activity or physical limitations after the alleged incident,” Fox also wrote in the document.
The press release goes on to add that the city lawyers warning Al Sharpton’s daughter not to delete her social media photos arrived less than a week after it was revealed the 28-year-old was doing some global traveling this year. Dominique works for the National Action Network, a social group originated by her famous father, and was reportedly abroad on business and social awareness activity. This case is no small lawsuit, either. Sharpton is suing for $5 million, claiming that her serious fall in Manhattan has left her in serious pain.
The 28-year-old “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries” that resulted from the accident, notes the Post in their report. Do you believe there is any merit to Al Sharpton’s daughter’s claim, and that she should receive financial compensation? It remains to be seen whether her alleged social media photos of her traveling the world — including mountain climbing at one point, which may prove to be incriminating in nature — might be used against her case by court officials in her lawsuit against New York City.