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Many in the Christian community were shocked when news hit that Juanita Bynum was arrested. The Christian televangelist, self-proclaimed prophetess and gospel artist found herself in jail on April 18th. She was locked up due to charges stemming from a warrant for her failure to appear in a Dallas civil proceeding against her, which involved a reported debt to a promoter for $140,000.

Clutch reported on the incident last week:

Bynum was ordered to pay $140,000 to ALW Entertainment, promoter Al Wash’s company. She didn’t perform in a play he compensated her for and he was awarded the judgment against her in 2007. Bynum was ordered to repay Wash in installments, but she has not paid the judgment. This defiance led the judge to order her to return to court. The judge issued a warrant for her arrest when she failed to appear at that hearing.

Bynum claims the arrest was wrongful, posting the below on her website:

“Until recently, it was my understanding that a resolution had been reached involving a business dispute between Mr. Al Wash, of ALW Entertainment and myself. I was wrongfully detained, by the Dallas Texas Sheriff’s Dept. for failing to appear in court several months ago, for a civil court appearance, of which I knew nothing, involving the prior mentioned business dispute. “I have not been found guilty of any fraudulent, unethical or non-integral behavior.”

She contends that she paid Wash $25,000 and the two parties had come to an agreement with regards to whom would be responsible for the balance due. She calls the whole ordeal a “character assassination,” that she will no longer allow with “impunity.”

She finishes the post by mentioning that she is now a goodwill ambassador for Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria.

Juanita Bynum is no stranger to controversy. Her former husband, Minister Thomas Weeks, pled guilty to assaulting her in 2008. She confessed to having had sexual relationships with women during a radio interview that had tongues wagging. And she disturbed quite a few people by typing in tongues on her Facebook page.

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  • Lisss

    “Many in the Christian community were shocked when news hit that Juanita Bynum was arrested.”
    I wasn’t. Some people attract scandal like moth to a flame. And please dont come at me with the whole dont-judge speech. Jesus also said you would recognize them by their fruits.

    • Blue

      I feel no one has to come at you with the “don’t judge” speech. Hey, that’s the only part of the bible most seem to know anyway *rolls eyes*

      But the bible also says to obey the laws of the land, she didn’t because she didn’t so up in court so what did she expect. She gets no sympathy from me. She could have avoided this situation by doing the right thing in the first place.

    • Lisss, I don’t like Juanita either. I don’t trust her. Something is off with her!!

  • Starla

    When things fail for you in your homeland just run to Africa.

  • Women…women….,what ever happen to praying for ur brother if u see them fall?Go ahead be the one to cast the first stone because anyway u all are with out sin.

  • shamard

    I feel no one should have anything negative to say about this woman of god we all fall short and your faults god see`s and only because shes an world known in the media evangelist her faults and when she falls short of the glory of god we start pointing fingers and pushing the blame. Wat of god broadcast our faults over the world how would we feel. The bible says let he thats without sin cast the first stone. Pray for this women of God that she be healed because we are in the last days and the devil os seeking to devour everyone and we aren’t exempt