Courtesy of Cocoa Fab
The Queen of Soul is out for blood…or at least a sizable check!
After TheNewsNerd.com published a story claiming that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” in Atlanta, Franklin is now pursuing legal action against the satirical site.
The false story, originally posted on TheNewsNerd.com, has reached millions through print, broadcast and social media coverage. Now, Franklin is fighting-back with a right hook of her own–she is suing the website and its CEO, Kato Leonard, for $10 million.
The News Nerd gave a detailed account of the two meeting in Atlanta at a concert, where LaBelle attacked Franklin, “causing the singer to stumble and fall, “landing awkwardly.” The site goes on to say LaBelle has a court date this week in reference to the case.