Sunday, July 3, 2011

Patti LaBelle countersues the the guy who got the shit kicked out of him by her bodyguards

Remember this post?  It's about Patti LaBelle's run in with Richard King, a West Point cadet who apparently got too close for her comfort to her luggage when they were at the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.  Back when I wrote that post, there was video available that showed LaBelle's bodyguards beating the hell out of King while he was talking on his cell phone.  Three men pounded the cadet until he crumpled to the ground.  After he staggered off, bleeding and disoriented, LaBelle was shown posing for photos with police officers.

Well... evidently, Patti LaBelle is pissed about being sued for damages, so now she's countersuing King for allegedly hurling racial insults at her and attacking her bodyguards.  LaBelle also claims King was drunk.  I sure as hell didn't see LaBelle's version of events on the official video that was available after the incident occurred in Houston.  From what I could see, King was on his cell phone minding his own business.  Even if he did hurl racist insults and try to attack LaBelle's bodyguards, the three thugs were quick put a stop to King actually doing anything to injure Patti LaBelle.  Unless there was a blood alcohol test done on the day of the incident, I don't know how LaBelle's lawyers can prove he was drunk.

As I wrote before, it will be interesting to see how this pans out.    

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