Patti LaBelle to pay $100,000 to NYC woman, lawyer says

Patti LaBelle attends a special screening of "For Patti LaBelle attends a special screening of "For Colored Girls" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. The R&B diva has agreed to pay $100,000 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. (Oct. 25, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

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NEW YORK - R&B diva Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,000 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 LaBelle last year.

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

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

LaBelle's publicist declined to comment.

LaBelle chastised Roseanna Monk, threw a bottle of water and launched into an obscenity-filled tirade during the Nov. 11, 2010 argument, according to the lawsuit.

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