Thomas Weeks gets divorce papers from Juanita Bynum

Lawyers for Thomas W. Weeks III said Monday they have been formally notified that national evangelist Juanita Bynum has filed for divorce.

A lawyer for Juanita Bynum has made contact with the firm.

“He is unhappy about that,” said Weeks’ attorney, Louis Tesser, of Kessler, Schwarz and Solomiany. “He would like to remain married.”

Bynum is being represented by a lawyer based in the Valdosta area. Tesser said he has not received a copy of the divorce filing yet.

Bynum’s publicist Amy Malone, who now confirms the divorce filing, said a statement is being released on the matter. “She did file for divorce … in Georgia,” Malone said.

Bynum, 48, spent the weekend in California where she attended a fund-raiser for presidential candidate Barack Obama. The party was held at Oprah Winfrey’s estate.

Bynum is moving forward with plans to start a domestic violence ministry. Last week, Bynum resurfaced in the spotlight, saying she had recovered from the alleged Aug. 21 attack by her husband and would like to serve as an advocate against domestic violence.

Weeks, 40, was charged with felony aggravated assault, felony terroristic threats and two counts of simple battery in connection to the incident. He could face up to 27 years in jail if convicted.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA
Sep. 10, 2007
D. Aileen Dodd

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