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Denzel Washington Charged With Choking Aretha Franklin

Before you lose your mind, relax, take a deep breath, and peep game.

A report in the NYPost states that Denzel Washington has accepted a plea deal for strangling Aretha Franklin.

Thing is, it’s not THAT Denzel Washington and it’s not THAT Aretha Franklin.

A man from Manhattan named Denzel Washington was charged with assaulting his mother, who just so happened to be named 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.”

As part of the plea deal Washington will have to enroll in an anger management course.

Now calm down, put your eyeballs back in your head, and share this story with your friends and family so they can freak out just like you did.

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