Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | March 13, 2009

Report: Gospel music star accused of assaulting wife

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Friday, March 13, 2009

Gospel music star BeBe Winans has been accused of assaulting his ex-wife on Valentine’s Day weekend, a Nashville TV station is reporting.

According to the NBC affiliate WSMV, Debra Winans said her former husband pushed her to the ground in front of their children. The two were married for 16 years before divorcing in 2003.

“The alleged assault happened when BeBe Winans showed up at his ex-wife’s Nashville home and the two began arguing about custody issues. Debra and BeBe Winans have a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son,” a story on the station web site said.

The story says there was a “verbal altercation” that “turned into assault when Debra Winans was pushed to the ground.”

 Later, the Grammy-winning Gospel recording artist was arrested.

 “When you’re married to someone known all over the world, it has serious challenges,” Debra Winans is quoted saying.

Debra Winans said people of faith are held to an even higher standard, and many Christians suffer through abuse rather than reaching out for help.

“Until you realize something’s not changing, you pray all day long. The power of God is real, but one thing he’s not going to do is go against someone’s will. We make choices,” Debra Winans also reportedly said.

She said she is not afraid of her former husband and hopes by speaking out she will help others.


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