Aretha Franklin has met with prosecutors investigating an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8 million mansion in suburban Detroit. The veteran R&B artist appeared Friday with her attorney, Saul Gre

Aretha Franklin has met with prosecutors investigating an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8 million mansion in suburban Detroit. The veteran R&B artist appeared Friday with her attorney, Saul Green, and answered every question asked of her during the two-and-a-half hour meeting, according to prosecutor Deborah Carley.

"She was fully cooperative," Carley said. "She gave us quite a bit of information that we will be following up on, so the investigation is definitely ongoing."

Prosecutors have stressed that Franklin is not a suspect in the Oct. 25 fire that destroyed the 10,000-square-foot home in Bloomfield Township, about 20 miles northwest of Detroit. Franklin's son, Edward Franklin, and security guard Tyrone Jarrett Sr. appeared for depositions last week. Edward Franklin's attorney said his client invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.

In January, prosecutors subpoenaed Franklin, her son, Jarrett, and family friend Dr. George West. West is expected to meet with prosecutors in coming weeks.


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