Military Cadet Says Patti LaBelle ORDERED The Attack on Him at Airport
Richard C. King, 23, a U.S. Military Academy senior from Houston who claims he was waiting for his family in the passenger pickup area when he spotted Patti and her bodyguards and then disaster struck. His claim states Patti Labelle ordered her bodyguards to beat him back in March at Bush International Airport because he was standing too close to her luggage.
The lawsuit, filed in Houston civil court, also states the R&B’s Patti Labelle “lowered the window of her limousine and gave a command to her bodyguards,” prompting them to spring into action.
“King is shoved, and then punched. A third attacker, a woman, joined in, driving him back 12 to 15 feet, driving his head into a concrete pillar, causing a serious concussion and bleeding from the nose and mouth,” Raley told FoxNews.com. “He was then taunted and kicked.”
Now that the courts are looking into the case, more allegations against Patti Labelle are coming to surface. The former West Point cadet who has been suspended from the academy is alleging police security at the airport only cared about the attackers.
“Police arrived on scene shortly after. For reasons known only to them, they took statements only from attackers and a taxi dispatcher who, as you can see in the video, is clearly a Patti LaBelle fan,” he stated.
“Police there during the workup posed for a picture with Patti, standing over the blood of Richard King,” Raley continued. “The police at the scene also prepared a report that is absolutely false and then called West Point, using statements provided Richard’s attackers.”
“The worst-case scenario for Patti Labelle is if she encouraged the assault without good reason, like self defense, she could be prosecuted for aiding and abetting the assault,” said criminal defense attorney David E. Wohl.
A representative for LaBelle did not respond for comment.
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