Pastor Creflo Dollar spoke from the pulpit on Sunday denying claims that he abused his 15-year-old daughter:
“I want you to hear it personally from me: All is well in the Dollar household,” he said. “A family conversation with our youngest daughter got emotional. Things escalated from there.”
She was not choked. She was not punched.” What a police report described as scratches on her neck were remnants of a long-ago case of eczema, he said.
“Anything else is exaggeration and sensationalism.”
According to an incident report, Alexandria Dollar, 19, told deputies the pastor choked her little sister for about five seconds with both his hands before grabbing the younger teen by the shoulders, slapping her, then throwing her to the ground.
Alexandria subsequently reversed her statement to sheriff’s deputies later Friday, authorities said.
Creflo Dollar was arrested by Fayette County deputies and released on Saturday morning.