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Gladys Knight says that her son has stooped so low in their legal battle over her chicken & waffles restaurant, that he attempted to extort her. As previously reported, Gladys and her son Shanga Hankerson have been fighting over the restaurant, and when he didn’t respond to the suit, the clerk entered a default victory for the music legend. Now — according to TMZ,

Glady’s says that Shanga’s lawyer reached out and told her to give them more time to respond to the lawsuit, or they’ll go public with her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Gladys didn’t give in, so her son filed legal docs that alluded to Gladys having some form of demetia and that she has a”lack of mental capacity.” Gladys has denied having dementia and accuser her son of trying to “embarrass and harass” her.  She wants to keep the default in place, but Shanga’s fighting to get it overturned.

Man, that is so messed up.

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