Denzel Washington agreed to a plea deal for strangling Aretha Franklin in a shocking act of violence that still had court observers struggling to keep a straight face!
Denzel was arrested after Aretha, his 52-year-old mother, called cops when she was attacked in her Manhattan apartment.
The police report said: “I am informed by Aretha Franklin that she observed the defendant place his hands around her neck and apply pressure, thereby causing redness, bruising and substantial pain to her neck.”
Denzel, who shares a name with the “Magnificent Seven” star, agreed to a plea deal charging him with harassment. He was sentenced to an anger management program under a conditional discharge.