: Yesterday, MediaTakeOut.com reported to you that televangelist Juanita Bynum, who has gained a national following with her sermons about women's empowerment, was viciously beaten by her preacher husband in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel.
According to police, Bynum and her estranged husband, Thomas W. Weeks III (the founder of Global Destiny churches) were supposed to have met at Renaissance Concourse Hotel near Atlanta's airport to try to reconcile.
But at about 4 a.m. things went wrong. The couple began viciously fighting in the parking lot - with Pastor Weeks getting the upper hand. And the fight became so vicious, tells an officer, that a hotel bellman had to "pulled Pastor Weeks off of Ms. Bynum."
After the fight, the same officer claims Juanita was "bruised up and battered" with "purple bruising around her neck and upper torso."
As of last night, no charges had been filed against Pastor Weeks, who fled the scene before police arrived.
And while it's not entirely clear what the couple was fighting about. Some people close to Juanita have reached out to MediaTakeOut.com with their own theories. The insiders all claim that Juanita was upset with her husband's uncomfortably close relationships with a few men in his church.
Bynum, a former homemaker, hairdresser and flight attendant got a break when Bishop T.D. Jakes invited her to speak at one of his conferences several years ago. Her ministry blossomed further after her "No More Sheets" sermon on breaking free of sexual promiscuity at a singles event.
Juanita and her husband were married in 2002 in a televised ceremony that cost more than $1M and was viewed by millions.