Footage has emerged of Al Sharpton’s daughter, Ashley Sharpton, that confirms she tussled with a New York City cab driver on her birthday over the weekend.
After initial reports of the alleged attack, the Rev. Al Sharpton defended his daughter saying, “It didn’t happen the way they said it happened.” But it looks like it did.
The New York Post reported:
Al Sharpton’s daughter capped off her 30th birthday by getting arrested after she allegedly attacked a cabbie and stole his keys, cops said.
Ashley Sharpton was charged with petty larceny after briefly tussling with the cabbie on the West Side of Manhattan, then snatching his keys and tossing them, sources said…
Sharpton was partying with friends when the women piled into a cab around 1 a.m., telling the driver, “just go, just go.”
But without a destination, the frustrated cabbie quickly pulled over at West 48th St and 9th Avenue and demanded clearer instructions, sources said.
Sharpton, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, allegedly grabbed his keys out of the ignition and stalked off.
Things got physical when the cabbie got out and tried to grab the keys from Ashley, telling her, “Give me my keys back,” cops said.
“I don’t have your keys,” she allegedly spat before later admitting she tossed them.
One of her pals might have given Ashley an awful birthday present by filming the encounter. Cops said the footage shows Sharpton punching the driver in the chest.
The cab driver said Ashley grabbed the keys and taunted him with them before tossing them in the street. He also said the punch was meant for his face, but landed on his chest.
At least with the video footage, we don’t have to take any Sharpton at his or her words.
Meanwhile, Sharpton’s other daughter, Dominique, 31, is still trying to get a $5 million paycheck from NYC two years after she filed a trip-and-fall lawsuit, claiming she has permanently damaged her ankle after falling in Manhattan. And just like the video above proves Ashley wrong, Dominique blew her case when she posted pics on social media of her dancing and climbing a mountain on that “bad” ankle.
Corruption runs deep in the Sharpton family.