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Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested In Dallas

Televangelist Juanita Bynum arrested

Dallas, TX — Televangelist Juanita Bynum spent the night in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center after being arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in a civil proceeding against her, public records show.

Bynum was booked at the jail around 10:30 pm Thursday and was released after appearing in court to answer questions about the case the next day. Part of the questioning included details about a 2007 judgment in which Bynum was ordered to pay $140,000 to her promoter Al Wash’s company.

Wash’s attorney said Bynum has yet to pay, but he and his client were hopeful that the matter would finally be resolved. Wash sued Bynum for failing to perform in a play for which he had paid her.

Entertainment attorney David Small said, “She has disclosed the whereabouts of her assets and her business dealings.”

The 54-year-old author and gospel singer previously made headlines in 2007 when her then-husband, Thomas Wesley Weeks III, pleaded guilty to assaulting her in a hotel parking lot on August 21, where the two had met to discuss their marriage and try to reconcile. Weeks kicked, choked, and stomped on the No More Sheets author and initially claimed that he acted in self-defense after Bynum attacked him. He later pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years of probation, 200 hours of non-church related community service, and was also ordered to undergo anger and violence counseling.

Weeks was able to avoid jail time after his grandfather pleaded with Bynum. She said she was “overwhelmed” by the plea, and then said, “I don’t believe my husband is a criminal.” The couple, who were married in a million-dollar, televised ceremony in 2002, divorced on June 21, 2008.

The “prophetess” was previously a victim of domestic violence in the early 1980s, but said, “[I] made a vow that I would not talk about that situation because it was over 20 years ago.”

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13 Responses to “Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested In Dallas”

  1. Jeff Clark

    I got Jesus, who needs more than that? nobody on TV has anything I want to hear except occasionally Dr. Charles Stanley, when I give money to Gods people its the hungry and needy in my own county.

  2. Eva Parks David

    If my relationship with Jesus Christ doen't mean anymore than what Quanita Bynuam does or any other televangelist does, I would just hang it up. But 1st of all I know in whom I have believed, And they have absolutely nothing to do with it.

  3. Vicky Brooks

    Paul its about a relationship with christ and what someone else does should have nothing to do with believing in christ every person answer and pays consequences for what they do whether the person is famous or not so when you face God you can't blame anyone because you choose not to believe

  4. Connye Young

    Hey Vincent dont get caught up in man ….. Get caught in God & Paul Christianity is NOT a religion its A WAY OF LIFE !

  5. Barbara Scott

    They are human too, and anyone that knows the bible knows that many leaders in the bible had flaws and faults as well! Strive for perfection but Christ shall perfect us when he comes back. Word!