Juanita Bynum Signs Divorce Settlement

ATLANTA (AP) Televangelist Juanita Bynum and her husband have
avoided a public divorce and agreed to settle out of court.

Randy Kessler, attorney for Thomas W. Weeks III, said in a statement released on Monday that Bynum signed the 14-page settlement agreement.

The divorce must still be finalized on the grounds that the marriage is "broken beyond repair'' in Gwinnett County Superior Court.

A date for the divorce hearing has not been set.

Bynum filed for divorce in September, not long after the couple had a public altercation in a hotel parking lot that landed Weeks in jail on charges that he pushed, choked and beat Bynum.

He ultimately pleaded guilty to assaulting her and is serving three years' probation.