October 24, 2016  

Aretha Franklin Blasts Officers in Giving Bad Impression of Her Son

September 25, 2010 (3:31 am) GMT
In defense of Eddie Franklin who was beaten severely earlier this week, the queen of soul said the police officers made it as if Eddie was not cooperative in the investigation.

has come to the defense of her badly beaten son following reports he refused to co-operate with police in the aftermath of his gas station attack - insisting his injuries prevented him from giving a statement. Eddie Franklin, 52, was allegedly attacked on the forecourt of a garage in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, September 20 night.

He was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery, but reportedly discharged himself from the medical facility before cops arrived to talk to him about the incident. A police spokeswoman confirmed officers were interested in talking to Eddie after being told he "walked out (of hospital) on his own" and urged him to report the crime.

The Queen of Soul has now come forward to explain why her son was not able to talk to police straight away - his jaw has been wired shut by doctors. She also criticized cops for talking to the media and giving "the impression that my son was not being cooperative".

Franklin says, "After observing my son on Tuesday, it was clear that he was unable to communicate with anyone after such a traumatic attack and with his jaw wired. The officer probably would not have been able to give a statement if he had been attacked by three men the very next day, either, and it was totally unreasonable to expect Eddie to do so as if he were not being cooperative."

The news comes after Franklin canceled a gig in Kansas City, Missouri to take care of Eddie as he recovers from his ordeal. has now stepped in to take Franklin's place at the concert on Sunday, September 26.


  1. Watch Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars Perform at Star-Studded We Can Survive Concert
  2. Kim Kardashian Angry at Beyonce for Not Reaching Out to Her After Paris Robbery
  3. Kim Zolciak Criticized for Posting Inappropriate Photo of 2-Year-Old Daughter Kaia
  4. New 'Game of Thrones' Photos Confirm the Highly Anticipated Meet-Up
  5. Pregnant Janet Jackson Steps Out in Full Islamic Dress
  6. Charlie Puth Cancels the Rest of His Tour Dates Because He's 'Extremely Sick'
  7. Chris Hemsworth Shoots Down Split Reports With Cheeky Instagram Post
  8. Kim Kardashian Said She Could 'Handle' Social Media Days Before She Got Robbed