Al Sharpton sells his life story rights for $531,000 — to his own charity
"It's hard out there for a Sharpton..."
One has to hand it to Al Sharpton on a certain level. I remember him coming to Portsmouth Virginia in the 1980s when the Tawana Brawley fraud became obvious in New York. (A young woman accused some New York police officers of raping her and further humiliating her. The accusations were false. Sharpton used the incident to launch his career.) Years later he'd be an "advisor" to Obama on matters of race and has clung to a show on MSNBC even though he often appears embarrassingly ignorant. He was even a long time friend of now President Trump. They did business together. The guy's life story is probably pretty damn interesting.
In the end though he had to sell the rights to the story to his own charity. It certainly does seem fitting.
(From The New York Post)
The National Action Network agreed to pay the activist preacher $531,000 for his “life story rights for a 10-year period,” according to the non-profit’s latest tax filing, which was obtained by The Post.
NAN can apparently turn around and sell those rights to Hollywood or other takers at a profit, but neither the reverend nor the charity would identify what producers are waiting for such Sharpton content.
The document does not indicate when Sharpton, who is president of NAN, gets the cash, which is above and beyond the $244,661 he already pulled down in compensation from the group in 2017.