Bynum, granted restraining order, seeks financial support from Weeks
(source: www.ajc.com )
(Ivent's commentary's reflected in blue)
National evangelist Juanita Bynum has filed for divorce in Gwinnett County and has been granted a restraining order as the proceedings move forward. (what exactly did this man do to her to make her so vindictive? It seems that he ain't thinking about her, but her obsession with him has taken hold of her-LOOSE HER SATAN IN JESUS' NAME!! Hell has NO WRATH LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED-that's what they say anyway)
The petition for divorce and the mutual (mutual?? hmmm, I'm not surprised at that revelation) restraining order was received by the Gwinnett County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.
Bynum, who separated from her estranged husband Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III in June, is seeking a divorce based on the argument that her marriage has been "irretrievably broken (I thought her husband came from God??)," and that she is a victim (victim?? no comment) of "cruel treatment."
Bynum, 48, told police in August that Weeks beat, choked and stomped her to the ground in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel. Weeks, also a pastor, has denied the alleged abuse.
He was charged with felony aggravated assault, felony terroristic threats and two counts of simple battery in connection with the alleged attack. (old news)
The wealthy (wealthy, at the expense of "her flock"-as her fans are referred to at time.com) evangelist is also asking the court for possible financial support (ok, where's the cameras? Is this candid camera? is this a joke? no seriously, is this a joke?! So-it seems to me Mrs. Pulpit-pimp, is trying to "pimp" her soon-to-be-ex, a fellow Pulpit-pimp! Ashton... Ashton, I'm tired and am in no mood to be Punk'd-Ashton,come on out, now!!) that the court may deem equitable or appropriate."
The divorce petition in Gwinnett mirrors a petition Bynum had filed earlier this month in Ware County. That petition was dismissed because it was filed in the wrong jurisdiction. Lawyers for Weeks, 40, said the case had to move north to Gwinnett because that's where Weeks resides. The couple have a $2.5 million home at a Duluth country club. (mmmm-hmmmm)
Attorneys for Weeks said Friday they will respond to the divorce petition, but said they question Bynum's motives (by george, I think they've got it!)for her recent media appearances. In recent weeks Bynum has appeared on the front page of The New York Times and has been a guest on Christian radio and Good Morning America (no chitlin' circuit for JB!).
Bynum, who has declared herself (she's soooo humble!) the "face of domestic violence," has said she plans to launch a ministry (how many ministries can one person have?!--she's going to fleece the abused women-rember it's the vulnerable who falls for the silver-forked tongue!) to help women who suffer partner abuse.
"She thinks she is going to get some benefit (oh, you think??)by going public with this," said Randy Kessler, Weeks' attorney. "It is not necessary for divorce purposes. We are going to take the high road." (i have to agree-very minimal face time)
Bynum's attorney Karla Walker also sought a restraining order in the divorce petition.
The protection order prohibits both Bynum and Weeks from "any act that injures, maltreats ... intimidates or harasses" each other. It also prevents the couple from retaliating against each other by disconnecting the utilities or canceling insurance policies. (are they talking about Christians, or Church folks aka worldly people who go to church?)
Bynum, who uses the married name Bynum-Weeks, is asking the court that her last name be restored to Bynum, which she uses for professional (not spiritual but professional, she is a pro when it comes to separating currency from people's pockets, wallets, socks, bosoms, book pages etc) purposes on occasion.
Bynum and Weeks married in an elaborate ceremony in 2002 (how ironic, the wedding was much talked about, and so is the pending divorce! tsk tsk tsk). They moved to metro Atlanta in 2006 to start Global Destiny Church in Duluth.