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    Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:00:43

    Aretha Franklin Speaks Out About Son's Attack in Detroit - Apparently, there were some inaccuracies when the story broke

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    Aretha Franklin has spoken out about some of the inaccuracies regarding the attack on her 52-year-old son Eddie Frankin in Detroit last week. Franklin said in a statement that some early reports had some inaccuracies about the attack.

    According to The Associated Press, Franklin said through a public relations firm that her son underwent surgery after arriving at a hospital emergency room early Tuesday morning. She said his jaw was wired shut. Franklin also said her son's girlfriend gave the wrong location of Monday night's attack.

    Here's the strange part: The attack originally was reported by Franklin's spokesman, Gwendolyn Quinn. Franklin calls Quinn's GQ Media and Public Relations Inc. her "former publicist" in Thursday's statement. Perhaps the PR firm leaked the news, which lead Franklin to sever her ties with them in the wake of the press blitz on the news?

    Who is your favorite soul diva? It has to be Aretha and Aretha only!

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