Famous R&B singer Patti LaBelle has filed a countersuit against former Army football player Richard 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.
Whatever the case may be, they sent him to the hospital, inflicted possible football career-ending injuries, caused his demotion from second lieutenant to private and now led to him being deployed for active duty after the limo driver – LaBelle’s son – filed a report with police.
It’s unclear what happened that day, but it seems a bit heartless for a singer worth millions to sue a college-aged kid recovering from injuries.