Patti LaBelle Airport Brawl: Her Son Can Sue Continental Airlines for Overserving West Point Cadet

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Continental Airlines gets involved.
Pattil LaBelle's son will be able to accuse Continental Airlines in court of overserving the West Point cadet who got in a fight with the singer's entourage.

Zuri Edwards, who is also his mother's bodyguard, was one of the people sued by the cadet, Richard King. LaBelle and several others have filed countersuits in federal court, saying King was drunk and used racial slurs when he encountered the star in her limousine at Bush Intercontinental last March.

Security-cam video shows King being severely beaten by members of the entourage, and Houston cops laughing and posing with LaBelle rather than doing much investigating of the incident.

Edwards's request to file a claim against Continental was approved by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison last week.

"Edwards argues that Continental served King with alcoholic beverages 'to the point where he became so inebriated that King presented a danger to himself and others,'" Ellison wrote.

Ellison ruled the complaint had substance and granted a motion allowing it to be filed.

King, who was suspended from West Point due to the incident, has said he had a few beers on the flight.


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Milemojave
Milemojave

Labelle's son needs to get a job and stop "working" for his mommy.

Bobski
Bobski

Here's what we do know - LaBelle's entourage acted with excessive violence and took matters into their own hands.  We know the police didn't do their jobs.  This King guy looks like a real piece of work.  I don't doubt he was intoxicated and used inappropriate language.  However, this is a matter that got out of hand - and those on LaBelle's side were big reasons why.  They should be prosecuted.  

Lloydshika
Lloydshika

YA'LL SOME RACIST MUTHAFUCKERS!

Stayfrosty27
Stayfrosty27

No, they are not racist, you are just a self apologizing thug who thinks the world owes you something.  It doesn't.  Regardless of who started it (yeah, a small white guy started a fight with an entourage of big black bodyguards...  Sure...)  they took it way too far.  This kid was wronged.  I don't think civil damages should be due in cases like these.  People like Patty Labelle's bodyguards should go to jail!

tearcollector
tearcollector

Of course the kid used racial slur. That's the go to excuse to throw the guilt completely on the other person. Let's say a black man starts a fight with someone, although they are the instigator that reasoning excuses their behavior. I've seen it before. I made sure the cops knew who started it.

I hope this kid sues for whatever LaBelle has left. It's visible on the video the kid got pummeled just for existing.

Lariss
Lariss

Is it just me or is that picture just a little too revealing?

Exador3
Exador3

Just because he CAN ASK, doesn't mean it's going to go anywhere. The video of this is pretty damning to Labelle and her dipshit "entourage".  I hope she pays and pays and pays.

Katy
Katy

From such a silly, embarrassing incident, everyone manages to get themselves into court, huh?

It's a win-win for everyone. 

Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde

When will Labelle and her bodyguards be indicted and prosecuted for assault and conspiracy to commit assault?  When will the cops involved be sanctioned, fired, and prosecuted?  This was clearly a racial hate crime.

Bobski
Bobski

It was a crime.  But we don't know it was a "hate" crime.  Let's get back to calling crime what it is - crime.  This "hate crime" stuff is getting out of hand and serving no one.  

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