Kerrion Franklin, the oldest son of gospel artist Kirk Franklin, recently accused his mom of assaulting him months after alleging that his father is verbally abusive. Kerrion 33-year-old man was on Instagram Live making the accusation at his mother, Shawn Ewing, who was present along with another woman seeking to get help for him.
A clip of the live video, was reposted by entertainment blog The Neighborhood Talk, shows Franklin on a front porch confronting the pair. “I’m being abused right now. I’m being assaulted by my own mother. This is on live,” he said.
“I’m going on live right to make sure I’m protected,” Franklin said. “They trying to take me to some hospital. This crazy.”
Franklin’s mother responds saying, “You’re always looking for attention,” which he replied, “No, I’m looking for protection.”
“She’s trying to take me to a hospital, but she don’t have no bond, no business with me. No relationship. This is crazy,” Franklin told Instagram viewers.
Ewing says she was called over and pleaded with Franklin to end the live stream, trying to take his phone. He refused to relinquish it before walking back into the home. Franklin alleged in the caption of the post that this was a common occurrence with his father.
“I probably won’t release the entire recording because it’s too embarrassing that I’m even dealing with this. No matter what ppl think I pray my dad deals with his deep hatred toward me,” he wrote. “I don’t feel safe around him at all.”
After the recording went viral on social media, Kirk Franklin responded publicly in a video statement on Instagram saying that his relationship with his son had been strained for awhile.
“For many years, we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family,” Kirk Franklin said. “We’ve tried through many years, through counseling, through therapy to try to rectify this private family matter.”
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