Saturday, September 8, 2012

Patti LaBelle reaches $100,000 deal with couple who accused Grammy-winning singer of terrorizing their infant with profanity-laced tantrum

Manhattan couple accused Patti LaBelle of throwing a 10-minute, profanity-laced tantrum in front of their baby in 2010. The singer reached a $100,000 settlement with the couple.

Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle reached an out-of-court $100,000 settlement this week with a Manhattan couple who had accused her of terrorizing their 17-month-old daughter in the lobby of their tony upper West Side condo.

But now, the soul singer is considering reneging on the deal because her neighbors went public about the payment, the couple’s lawyer says. The settlement stemmed from a 10-minute, profanity-laced tantrum LaBelle, 68 threw in front of the baby in 2010 .

The child’s mother, Roseanna Monk, spilled the beans on the deal on local television, saying she planned to give the money to the Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund.

Sam Davis, the lawyer for the Monks, said Friday that LaBelle’s lawyer insists the revelation breaches a confidentiality agreement.

But Davis says there was no promise of her silence.

LaBelle’s lawyer, Dorothy Weber, could not be reached for comment. 

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