Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested this morning after his 15-year-old daughter alleged that he choked her, slammed her to the ground, punched her and beat her with his shoe. The incident started after he told her she could not attend a party because of her bad grades.
He later found her in the kichen crying, asked her why she was crying when she told him she didn’t want to talk about it. According to the police report, it is at this point she alleges that:
He charged at her, and put his hands around her throat and began to choke her. She said he then slammed her to the ground and began to punch her and took his shoe off and started whooping her with it.
Dollar told the police that when he asked her why she was upset, she became very disrepectful and he approached her and tried to restrain her. Dollar stated that while restraining her, she began to hit back and then he wrestled her to the floor. He stated that while on the floor, he began to spank her on her bottom and the back of her legs. Dollar said after the spanking, his daughter calmed down and he advised her to go to her room.
His nineteen-year-old daughter told police that she saw the father slap and choke out her sister. She ran and got her mother, Taffi Dollar. She later gave a different statement when her parents were present saying he “gave her a spanking, nothing that could physically harm her.” When separated from parents and asked by the police why she was changing her statement she went back to her original statement about seeing her father choke her sister, saying “I changed my story because I thought the situation went of ouf hand and I didn’t want my dad to get arrested.”
The police noticed a scratch on the side of the 15-year-old daughter’s throat and Dollar was arrested and charged with simple battery and cruelty to children. He appeared in court Friday and posted $5,000 bond.