WTFNews: Denzel Washington takes plea deal in strangling of Aretha Franklin

In this edition Arizona Verse discusses a case of regular people having famous names as Denzel Washington takes plea deal in strangling of Aretha Franklin.

A Manhattan man named Denzel Washington took a plea deal Wednesday for strangling his mom — whose name is, wait for it, Aretha Franklin.

The altercation happened inside the mom’s apartment in a doorman building on West 93rd Street, according to the Manhattan criminal complaint.

“I am informed by Aretha Franklin,” the complaint says, “that she observed the defendant place his hands around her neck and apply pressure, thereby causing redness, bruising and substantial pain to her neck.”

The “American Gangster” star’s namesake copped a plea to harassment as a violation and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and an anger management program.

The victim, 52, does not appear to be related to her soul-legend namesake, who’s won more than a dozen Grammy Awards.

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