Sharpton Allies Call Him 'Shakedown' Artist on Latest O'Keefe Video

Journalist James O'Keefe has struck the Al Sharpton universe. On hidden camera, Sharpton allies say Sharpton is all about the "shakedown" and raising money. These are statements from allies and self-described "friends" of Sharpton.

After learning they were captured on hidden camera disparaging Sharpton, some friends of Sharpton denied they said what they clearly said to the hidden camera.

Sharpton's organization, the National Action Network, also badgered the families of Eric Garner to place NAN's logos on flyers relating to Garner's death. Erica Snipes, the daughter of Eric Garner, is caught on hidden camera saying that Sharpton is all about the money, rubbing her fingers together.

Jean Petrus, a Brooklyn businessman who has supported Sharpton and calls him a "friend," says of Sharpton:

"He knows how to make money and get money. They’re shakedown guys to me. You know, let’s call it what it is, they’re shakedown."

After learning that his disparaging comments were captured on hidden camera video, Petrus called the O'Keefe video "an entrapment situation."

Here is the O'Keefe hidden camera video: