The widow of comedian Rodney Dangerfield has hit her late husband's former business partner with a $2 million (GBP1.1 million) lawsuit. JOAN DANGERFIELD alleges ANTHONY (Babe) BEVACQUA's claims to full ownership of the Manhattan comedy club he operated with her late husband are false. Joan Dangerfield, who is claiming 25 per cent ownership of Dangerfield's, tells the New York Daily News, "He is showing Rodney no respect - and it is just plain wrong." Rodney Dangerfield, born JACOB COHEN, died in 2004 aged 82.