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Friday 31 October 2014

Singer Patti LaBelle settles suit

Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay 100,000 dollars to Roseanna Monk

Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay 100,000 dollars to a Manhattan woman who accused her of hurling curses and water at her and her 18-month-old daughter during a dust-up over parenting in an apartment building lobby.

Roseanna Monk and her husband, Kevin, filed a lawsuit against the RnB star last year.

The couple live in a Manhattan building where the Grammy Award-winning singer stayed while appearing in the Broadway musical Fela!

The couple's lawyer, Sam Davis, tells the New York Post that Patti settled the case even before being deposed. The Monks will donate the money to a children's cancer charity.

Patti's publicist declined to comment.

According to the lawsuit, the star chastised Roseanna Monk, threw a bottle of water and launched into an obscenity-filled tirade during the argument on November 11, 2010.

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