A lawsuit was filed by Kevin and Roseanna Monk after the R&B vet allegedly went into a rage after their 18-month old daughter Genevieve was playing around the lobby of a Riverside Blvd apartment building on the Upper West Side. LaBelle stayed in the building during her stint with Broadway play ‘Fela!’.
Reportedly LaBelle who was on her way out dressed in oversize shades and fur coat began yelling at the mother, “What are you doing letting your kid run around like that?”
The incident escalated according to the couple’s attorney Sam Davis when Patti started, “screaming at my client, throwing water from a bottle at the mother’s face and the baby’s face.”
If things couldn’t get any worse, Patti allegedly “tries to take a swing” at Roseanna. The Monk’s attorney successfully used a pending lawsuit against the singer that also displayed her apparent temper. “Violence seems to be part of their road show,” said Davis at the time.
This morning the couple’s lawyer confirmed to the NY Post that the case was settled for $100K and the money will be donated to the a children’s cancer charity.