Aretha Franklin Says Unauthorized ‘Respect’ Biography is ‘Full of Lies’

Almost 50 years later, Aretha Franklin is still demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Her new crusade is all because of a recently released biography by David Fritz called Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin. 

Not content with the way in which it portrays her love life and promiscuity, jealousy of other performers, and alcoholism, Franklin has issued a statement, tackling the book’s salacious allegations head-on.

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“As many of you are aware, there is a very trashy book out there full of lies and more lies about me,” she wrote (via New York Daily News). “Clearly the writer has no class, no conscience or standards!”

And she doesn’t stop there. “To say I was jealous of Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross and Whitney Houston is just plain crazy!!!,” she writes. 




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