What the heck? Superstar televangelist Juanita Bynum was attacked by her equally ordained but far less famous estranged husband, Thomas W. Weeks III. The couple was meeting in an Atlanta hotel restaurant in hopes of reconciliation.
“She was pretty upset about the incident,” said Ron Campbell, spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department. “At this point, she is at an undisclosed location trying to stay away from him.”
Campbell said the couple was trying to reconcile at a restaurant in the Renaissance Concourse Hotel when their meeting went sour.
As the couple headed toward parking lot about 4 a.m. Wednesday, they got into a physical fight.
“He began to choke her, he pushed her down and started kicking on her and stomping her,” Campbell said. “The bellman of the hotel actually witnessed the incident and pulled Mr. Weeks off of her.”
Campbell said she was “bruised up and battered,” and had “purple bruising around her neck and upper torso.”
Bynum and Weeks got married in a terrifically over the top million dollar ceremony in 2003. There was an 18 piece orchestra, a thousand guests, a 7.7 karat diamond ring along with every gospel celebrity from here to kingdom come. I should know. It played on TBN day after day for months.
I was teaching a Bible Study at the time and two of my students would call me slightly mesmerized by all the goings on.
Here MySpace page has this message to supporters.
Dr. Juanita Bynum…. I am currently recovering from all of my injuries and resting well. There are so many great things happening for me in my future, and so much to look foward to concerning my destiny, this too shall pass. The bible says in Proverbs 4:25 “let you eyes look right on with fixed purpose and let your gaze be straight before you.”
Hopefully she’s on her way to bouncing this cat completely out of her life. Sending her good thoughts and get well wishes.
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