While the video suggested intoxication, Franklin insists that she had been drugged with a “date rape pill,” specifically GHB. She plans to sue the county, challenging her removal and emphasizing the need for increased safety measures at public events.
Morrow Police, however, released the results of a urinalysis, indicating the presence of alcohol and cannabis but no evidence of other drugs. Despite calls for her resignation, Franklin resisted, deeming her removal unlawful.
The decision to vacate Franklin’s seat was backed by board chairman Jeff Turner, who emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive image for the citizens of Clayton County.
The specifics of the lawsuit she plans to file have not been disclosed. Franklin remains positive despite the challenges and has urged everyone to count their blessings and embrace hope, joy, love, and peace.