Televangelist and Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested early this morning after he apparently got into an altercation with his 15-year-old daughter. According to police, Dollar “slightly hurt” his daughter, choking her and leaving scratches on her neck.
Deputies arrested Dollar at his home after receiving a 911 call from Dollar’s 15-year-old daughter. She said her father attacked her after an argument about the girl attending a party.
A witness told authorities that Dollar grabbed the girl around her throat and choked her causing a scratch on her neck, according to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Brent Rowan.
As he was leaving jail, Dollar stick to his claims that he was disciplining his daughter, telling reporters, “Discipline my kid. Love ‘em,” but had no words for his congregation.
Dollar, who is the pastor of the 30,000 member World Changes Church, is facing misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He was released on $5000 bond.
The police report has been released. According to Dollar’s daughter, he attacked her after she said she didn’t want to talk about why she was upset.
Check out her side of he story:
Here’s what Dollar told police:
Read the rest of the police report here.