4:29 PM / Saturday April 1, 2023

2 Sep 2016

Gladys Knight sues son after Chicken & Waffles restaurant is raided

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
September 2, 2016 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gladys Knight  (Featureflash Photo Agency / shutterstock)

Empress of Soul wants out of family business, demands that her name is removed from soul food eatery

Gladys Knight has filed a lawsuit against her son after her namesake Atlanta restaurant was raided  by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Knight, 72, wants her son, Shanga Hankerson, to remove her name from the chicken and waffles franchise, reports TMZ.

Hankerson, who currently manages the three Georgia restaurants, faced felony charges back in June over unpaid taxes and fees totaling over $1 million.

The Empress of Soul now wants nothing to do with the family business, which she cosigned in 1999, and wants her name axed from signs and promotions for the restaurant.

Knight also reportedly wants all memorabilia with her name on it returned to her.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Week In Review

Mississippi tornado recovery tough for low-income residents

March 31, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Kimberly Berry looks at what’s left of her home outside Anguilla,...


Harris, in Africa, confronts painful past, envisions future

March 31, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Cape Coast Castle in...

Fur Babies Rule!

Expert tips for welcoming a kitten

March 31, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email FAMILY FEATURES Fostering kittens and cats has risen in popularity during these unprecedented...


Jumbled wreckage complicates chocolate factory blast probe

March 31, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Emergency personnel work at the site of a deadly explosion at...

Suburban News

Chester County Workforce Development Board and WCU Partner to host county-wide job fair

March 31, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email More than 70 companies looking to hire for various jobs across a range...

Go With The-Flo

Stars of the upcoming movie “Air,” including Viola Davis, her husband attend the movie’s world premiere

March 31, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Viola Davis (Photo: By Flo Anthony Stars of the upcoming...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff