Aretha Franklin Sued Over Unpaid Condo Fees

She says she's been 'overcharged for years'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2015 10:00 AM CDT
Aretha Franklin Sued Over Unpaid Condo Fees
In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs in concert at The Patricia and Arthur Model Performing Arts Center at The Lyric in Baltimore.   (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin is being sued over unpaid homeowner fees at a condominium in suburban Detroit. The Hills of Lone Pine Association says it's owed some $11,563. The Detroit News reports that the condo association has filed a lawsuit to try to foreclose on the Queen of Soul's property in the gated community in Bloomfield Hills. The lawsuit names Franklin and two companies that hold mortgages on the $700,000 condo. "It is my property," Franklin, 73, tells the paper, but "I don’t live there and feel I have (been) overcharged for years. My attorney has been discussing this with them. And I have paid what I felt was credible and legitimate." (Read more Aretha Franklin stories.)

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