Last month Gladys Knight sued her son Shanga Hankerson to have her name removed from his Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurant chain after he was accused of tax evasion and money laundering [click here if you missed that].
Following his refusal to comply, Gladys accuses Shanga of damaging her reputation after failing several health inspections...
From The Daily Mail
This week a furious Knight headed back to court demanding that Hankerson is not let off the default judgement, pointing out the chain of restaurants is ruining her reputation.
The Midnight Train To Georgia singer points to reports that revealed the restaurant was under a health investigation after receiving a 'U' grade by health inspectors.
The chicken and waffle joint received a grade of 44 out of 100 on October 6. The score was posted to the Fulton County Department of Public Health on their website.
The Department's report cited the restaurant for violations including handling food without gloves, 'heavy grease, dirt, dust, build-up on floor, walls, ceilings' and even cockroaches.
The inspector noted that they 'observed 2 dead roaches, 2 live roaches in the kitchen area' and that this was a repeat violation, along with heavy fruit fly activity.
Further, the restaurant was found out to not be in compliance over areas that include clean and properly washed hands, toxic substances not being identified, sanitized food contact surfaces and improper temperatures for areas storing food.