Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the 92Y Presents Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis In Conversation at the 92nd St. Y in New York. Franklin, in a statement to the Associated Press on Tuesday, called David Ritz’s unauthorized biography, “Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin,” a “trashy book.” Ritz has written a number of biographies, ranging from Etta James to Rick James to Ray Charles. He has won the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award four times, and last year he received the ASCAP Timothy White Award for outstanding musical biography for the Buddy Guy book, “When I Left Home.” (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the 92Y Presents Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis In Conversation at the 92nd St. Y in New York. Franklin, in a statement to the Associated Press on Tuesday, called David Ritz’s unauthorized biography, “Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin,” a “trashy book.” Ritz has written a number of biographies, ranging from Etta James to Rick James to Ray Charles. He has won the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award four times, and last year he received the ASCAP Timothy White Award for outstanding musical biography for the Buddy Guy book, “When I Left Home.” (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

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