July 30, 2021

Al Sharpton’s Daughter Arrested for Assaulting Cabbie

Dominique Sharpton, Al Sharpton and Ashley Sharpton (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter’s 30th birthday celebration ended in tears early Saturday after she was arrested for attacking a cabbie. And it wasn’t the birthday girl doing the crying, it was the battered and bruised cabbie.

Ashley Sharpton “swung at my face and ended up punching me in the chest,” the distraught Georges Coly told the New York Post outside of his apartment, tears welling up in his eyes.

Sharpton, who works for her father’s National Action Network, is now facing charges of petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property after she allegedly grabbed the keys from Coly, then assaulted him when he demanded them back.

The hack stopped to pick up Sharpton and her friends just before 1 am outside a club on West 46th Street and 11th Avenue, when she and five friends tried to squeeze inside.

“I said ‘No, only four people’ and they argued with me about it,” said Coly, who drives a handicap accessible minivan with only four seats. “They were giving me a hard time.”

When two people exited the car, they “slammed the door and gave me attitude,” he said.

Sharpton and her buds directed him to head to an address near Central Park North, but when Coly got to West 48th Street, the revelers gave him more “attitude,” he said.

“So I just asked them to take another cab and they refused to leave,” he said.

Sharpton then snatched his keys out of the ignition and started “shaking [them] in my face saying, ‘I have the keys, I’m not leaving,’” Coly recalled.

The desperate cabbie asked one of her friends to talk some sense into her, but instead she started walking away.

“I followed her for over a block begging for my keys back and I had to step in front of her and ask,” Coly recalled. That’s when “she swung at my face and ended up punching me in the chest.”

“I don’t have your keys,” she allegedly spat before later admitting she chucked them.

Coly called the police who arrested Sharpton around 3 a.m. on West 45th Street and charged her with petty larceny.

Sharpton had no comment but her lawyer, Michael Hardy, said: “What was reported did not happen.”

The Rev. Al had a similar comment for the New York Daily News. “She told me it didn’t happen the way they said it happened but I can’t speak for a 30-year-old woman,” he said.

Source: PJMedia

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