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LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

Posted on: June 29, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Singer Patti LaBelle has filed a countersuit against former Army cornerback Richard King.

As you may recall, King recently found himself in an altercation -- there is video of the incident in our original post -- with some of LaBelle's bodyguards at a Houston airport earlier this month. An altercation that resulted in King suffering a concussion and being suspended for a year from the football team, effectively ending his football career at West Point. As if all that wasn't enough, King was also sent into active duty.

Now, following the lawsuit that King filed against LaBelle, LaBelle has filed a countersuit against King.

LaBelle claims in the suit that King peppered her with racial insults before she ordered her bodyguards to beat him up, for which he is suing her.

King reportedly was beaten while he was in his hometown, Houston, for spring break on March 11. According to a lawsuit filed by King, he was beaten after LaBelle thought he was standing too close to her luggage at the airport.

At the time, LaBelle’s people claimed that King – who would have been a fifth-year senior this fall – was drunk, disorderly and causing problems.

I guess giving King another concussion -- one of many he has suffered from, as he missed his entire junior season due to concussions -- while having her security guards beat him down and then getting him sent into active duty wasn't enough. 

As I said in my original post on this story, I'm inclined to believe that if the Army has sent King back into active duty that there must be more to the story that we have not seen or heard. Still, when watching the video of the altercation, to me it doesn't look like King was doing anything that warranted the beating he received. I've no idea what, if anything, he said to LaBelle or her bodyguards as there's no audio, but I believe King has suffered enough -- maybe more than -- for whatever happened that day.

To file a lawsuit against him, even if it's just retaliation for the one he's filed against LaBelle, seems plain cruel to me. 

Comments

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 5:09 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

It always crazy listening to you people who were not there and have no idea at all what happened.  A gentleman in ocs is dismissed an sent to active duty, could it be for conduct unbecoming (like being drunk an out of order) and if you don't think the ARMY looked at this closely your really not paying attention.

Mutts/Bodyguards are there to keep you away from the starletts not beat you up if your just talking trash, they have their professional ethics too also the threat of lawsuits.  Before yall go off on a tangent you all should read the military times about this story then come back and write, stop guessing, no one has said anything about race, this is more of a story of bodyguards doing what they are paid to do protect their client against all individuals including drunk soldiers.  



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 4:51 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

Based on what the video shows, King should win this case going away.   LaBelles mutts should have been arrested.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 4:37 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

Hmm---how can we get out of this? ......its on video and everything......

I got it--let's do what we always do and just play the race card! Yeah, thats it!



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 4:11 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

The dude was on the phone the whole time in the video.  Looks like someone is trying to cover her sizable rear end.



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 3:33 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

Is he confusing "body guards" with her "posse", maybe?



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 3:31 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

I would be shocked if LaBelle's actual lawsuit says anywhere that she ordered her bodyguards to beat King up.  Even if he would have peppered her with racial insults (and I doubt he did based on the video) she cannot have him beaten up for that.  I do hope that she said that as that will give the young soldier an easy victory in court. 



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 3:25 pm
 

LaBelle files countersuit against Army's King

Patti LaBelle has a team of bodyguards? 

Don't you need fans or something?


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