In early September, Ashley Sharpton, Al Sharpton’s daughter, was arrested for an alleged attack on a taxi driver. On Wednesday, she accepted a sweet dismissal deal.
Appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, Assistant District Attorney Adam Birnbaum said, “Due to the fact that the defendant has no criminal record, the complaining witness was not injured and the keys were found immediately, the People are moving for an ACD and a short anger-management program.”
The keys referenced belonged to the cab driver, Georges Coly. According to the reports of the incident, Ashley Sharpton was celebrating her her 30th birthday with friends. At around 1 a.m. on Sep. 9, they left a nightclub, hailed a taxi, then had a disagreement over the number of passengers.
The frustrated driver asked the group to get another cab, which reportedly instigated a confrontation with Sharpton. According to police, from her position in the front passenger’s seat, she allegedly removed Coly’s keys from the ignition and “stalked off.”
The cab driver went after Sharpton, and the disagreement turned into “tussling” (see video below). Police say that as Coly tried to get the keys back from Sharpton, she allegedly punched him in the chest. Witnesses say she claimed to have tossed the keys “in the street.”
The birthday brawl occurred on the West Side of Manhattan.
On Wednesday, Sharpton accepted the deal, an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. If she stays out of trouble for at least six-months, she will leave have no criminal record. She will also have to complete the required program.
Sharpton declined to comment as she left the courthouse, according to reports.
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