Yesterday all three Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurants in Atlanta were shut down after a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Revenue and a felony arrest warrant issued for the owner, Gladys Knight's son Shanga Hankerson [click here if you missed that].
Gladys distances herself from the entire debacle...
A reps for Gladys Knight tell WSBTV
“Gladys Knight lent her name to her son’s restaurants in the Atlanta area, similar to a celebrity endorsement. Ms. Knight was not involved in any way with the operation of the restaurants and she is sure that her son and his business partners will rectify the situation. As always, her main concern is for her family’s well-being and she is making sure the family has the guidance they need to assess the situation and move forward.”