“We started him in therapy and counseling, and we’ve had him in and out of the counseling and therapy for over 20 years. As Kerrion became a grown man, his disrespect became more aggressive,” Franklin told Hall.
The 51-year-old artist later identified Jon Drummond, his close friend and former member of Franklin’s gospel group The Family, as the third person heard in the leaked call, saying Drummond was there “to help with the situation.” “With family, we’ve been trying to rally for years to try to help. Now that he’s about to be 33, as a grown man, the relationship can at times become very agitated and very frustrated.”
In terms of the parental abuse allegations Kerrion made in his Instagram post, Franklin says he’s confident that he, his wife Tammy, their family and Kerrion’s mother have never had any instances of physical abuse “that concerns me or even makes me uncomfortable.”
“I respect Kerrion. I’m not Kerrion’s equal, though. I’m not his equal, I’m his dad,” the singer added. “I can’t hear you when you are extremely aggressive when we’re communicating.”
Hall noted that Kerrion did not respond for comment regarding the TV interview.
Watch Franklin’s interview below.
Source: News | Billboard