R&B Singer Patti LaBelle To Pay $100K for her Alleged ‘Profane Tirade’
Ms. Patti LaBelle may have had her day as a true diva, but she will have to pay for her ‘profane tirade’ against a pregnant mom and her little girl in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building. In court, she has agreed to pay for it to the tune of $100,000, the plaintiff’s lawyer told The Post yesterday.
Patti Labelle allegedly shouted the F-word, called mom Roseanna Monk some other obscene word and drenched her with bottled water after complaining that Monk’s then-18-month-old daughter was playing near the lobby door of an Upper West Side Trump apartment building where LaBelle was staying in 2010.
When Roseanna — by then cradling her tot, Genevieve, in her arms — accused the “Lady Marmalade” singer of making the girl hysterical, an enraged LaBelle then allegedly had to be held back by her entourage and hustled into a waiting car.
He noted the difficulty that LaBelle would have faced at trial with the little girl giving her side of the story which may have been very damaging.
Roseanna, a former kindergarten teacher, said all proceeds will be donated to the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.
“This is an opportunity for Patti LaBelle to help a lot of children, and I feel good about that,” she said.
We are surprised at Patti Labelle for her actions. We remember reading how she used to tour and sleep at the Motel 6 and change the sheets to be comfortable. Now that she has super stardom for some years now, she’s acts out at a Trump apartment. Shame on her and you do have to pay for your actions.
UPDATE on Sept. 25, 2012: Singer Patti LaBelle has reignited her legal battle with a New York mother after a settlement deal to end the dispute fell through.