HOUSTON (AP) _ The trial has begun as a former West Point cadet sues Patti LaBelle for allegedly telling her bodyguard to beat him up at a Houston airport terminal in March 2011. Richard King says he was waiting for his family to pick him up when LaBelle’s bodyguard and two others attacked him. He says he suffered a brain injury that forced him to drop out of West Point. King’s lawyer acknowledges his client had a blood alcohol level of 0.28 but was minding his own business. LaBelle’s attorney says King was the aggressor and had shouted racial insults at LaBelle. The trial is expected to last about a week.