Al Sharpton Claims Reports Scott Family Told Him to Stay Away are ‘Bogus’

On Friday it was widely reported that the family of Walter Scott, the man shot in the back five times by a now fired North Charleston policeman, had told Al Sharpton to stay away from their loved one’s funeral. But today Sharpton is denying the claim calling it “bogus.”

Yesterday we reported that the Scott family warned Sharpton off because they didn’t want his “Ferguson circus” coming to South Carolina. But Sharpton is now saying he’ll be at in South Carolina anyway.

Al Sharpton has denied that the family of police shooting victim Walter Scott have barred him from attending his funeral because it would cause a “circus” of media attention.

The controversial preacher and civil rights campaigner said a report that the family wanted him gone to avoid “another Ferguson type of circus” is “bogus.”

He also announced that he would head to North Charleston, South Carolina, to preach and attend a vigil on Sunday, the day after the funeral.

Allegations that Scott’s family wanted nothing to do with Sharpton were published by the New York Daily News.

In response, Sharpton said: “There has never been a discussion about me attending or participating in the funeral on Saturday, since everyone knows that [National Action Network’s] convention with thousands of delegates is happening in New York and doesn’t end until Saturday night.”

Seems to me he was told to get lost or he’d be at the funeral.

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