Courtesy of Cocoa Fab
The Queen of Soul is out for bloodâ€¦or at least a sizable check!
After TheNewsNerd.com published a story claiming that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with â€œa Mayweather style right and leftâ€ 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 ownâ€“she is suing the website and its CEO, Kato Leonard, for $10 million.
The News NerdÂ gave a detailed account of the two meeting inÂ AtlantaÂ at a concert, where LaBelle attacked Franklin, â€œcausing the singer to stumble and fall, â€œlanding awkwardly.â€ The site goes on to say LaBelle has a court date this week in reference to the case.