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June 05, 2011

Patti LaBelle's Body Guards Beat Down West Point Cadet [Ben]

The West Point Cadet is now suing Patti Labelle. The Cadet, Richard King, claims that he was assaulted by Patti LaBelle's bodyguards without provocation.

Apparently he was waiting in the passanger pickup area at the Bush International Airport in Texas. At some point Patti LaBelle walked by and got into her limo followed by three body guards and two carts of luggage.

King was on his cell phone with his back to the luggage(albeit in very close proximity to the luggage) when LaBelle allegedly commanded her body guards to rough him up.

The lawsuit said two of the guards immediately "pounced" on King, knocking him back and punching him in the face.

After the initial attack, the lawsuit alleges the two guards came back, accompanied by a third guard, and punched and shoved him until he fell and hit the back of his head on a concrete pillar.

The video below the fold. (it's a collection of still images.)

King is the man in the yellow shirt at the bottom right of the screen.

The worst part of the video? The fact that the Houston Police Department took turns posing for pictures with Patti LaBelle right next to the pool of King's blood. (It's towards the end of the video)

And it gets better.

As a result of the assault, King has been temporarily suspended from West Point for a year and will be forced to serve active duty as an enlisted man.

[Update: Thanks to Chuckit for linking to this story yesterday!]

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