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Patti Labelle Lawsuit

Hello Diva! Patti Labelle's (Alleged) Disgraceful Treatment of a Toddler

Patti Labelle might be in the market for a very good publicist. According to ABC News, a lawsuit was filed on Monday by Kevin and Roseanna Monk, claiming that the legendary songstress flew into a rage, allegedly screaming at Roseanna Monk and throwing water on both Monk and her 18-month-old daughter. What prompted this extreme reaction? Apparently Labelle (who has five children of her own) didn't approve of the way Rosanna Monk was supervising her daughter, and didn't appreciate Monk's response, "Lady, mind your own business," when confronted by the songstress. The little girl was understandably petrified, throwing up, and crying hysterically, and is apparently now having trouble sleeping through the night.

Being a diva is one thing, but this sounds totally beyond the scope of normal human behavior — can't imagine Aretha pulling this type of stunt. Have you ever witnessed anything like this? What's the most inappropriate reaction to a toddler you've ever seen?

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
No Natasha, I didn't approach her and neither did anyone else, and I feel terrible about it. She was a linebacker of a woman and I'm very average size, so I was kind of intimidated by her. I feel like the staff should have said something or at least acknowledged it, but at the same time I wouldn't know how to handle it if I was in their position either. Maybe I should have snuck off to the bathroom and called children's services.
Natasha-Dantzig Natasha-Dantzig 5 years
Whoa, Betty Wayne, that is some pathetic parenting. It would have been really hard to sit there and watch that. Did anyone confront her?
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
That's crazy, and somewhat unbelievable. I don't know if this counts, but my daughter and I were waiting at her dentist office a couple days ago, and this little boy was running, screaming, knocking the chairs over, *literally* pealing the wallpaper off the walls, *literally* grabbed some little deaf baby's stroller and wheeled her halfway across the room before her mom caught her, and *literally* banging his head against the walls. So bad the other kids left he play area and were all sitting by their parents. And the mom, she's on her phone, and she would yell, "Stop that," and go back to her phone, telling him she would beat his ass. Then every ten minutes she'd haul him off to the bathroom and spank him til he screamed. She was the most ineffective parent I've ever seen. Honestly if someone dumped water all over her and her son, I think half the room would have applauded.
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