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Juanita Bynum, a preacher whose fiery and frank sermons about women’s empowerment have won her a national following, was attacked by her husband in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel early Wednesday morning, police said.
Bynum, whose ministry is based in Waycross, and her estranged husband, Thomas W. Weeks III, had met up at Renaissance Concourse Hotel near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to try to reconcile, Atlanta police said.
[...]- Source: Evangelist Bynum attacked by husband in parking lot, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA, Aug. 22, 2007
Juanita Bynum, a preacher whose fiery and frank sermons about women’s empowerment have won her a national following, told police that she intends to file charges against her estranged husband who allegedly attacked her in a parking lot early Wednesday.
A spokesman with the Atlanta Police Department said Thursday that officers were making plans to meet with Bynum to investigate the case.
Bynum could not be reached for comment Thursday. Authorities said the evangelist, who has a home in the metro Atlanta area, had been whisked away by family as they decide what to do next to protect the preacher from her estranged husband Thomas W. Weeks III.
“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.”
The husband, who is also a preacher, left the scene.
- Source: Juanita Bynum intends to file charges against husband, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA, Aug. 22, 2007
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