HOUSTON – A West Point cadet is speaking out about an incident at Houston’s Bush International Airport involving R&B singer Patti LaBelle.
Houston native Richard King claims he was attacked while waiting for his family to pick him up outside the airport terminal.
“I had no idea who Patti LaBelle was until this incident,” King said.
Surveillance cameras captured parts of what happened.
“I was on the phone and that’s all I remember. I remember waking up the next day with staples in my head,” King said.
King was pushed into a concrete pole by LaBelle’s bodyguards and when he tried to stand up, he was unable to do so.
According to the police report, witnesses told investigators King threw the first punch.
On the surveillance video, King is seen talking on the phone before the altercation.
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