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Creflo Dollar's Daughter's 911 Call: Not the First Time It's Happened

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  • 2012 Jun 14
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In an audio tape of the 911 call made by megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar's 15-year-old daughter early Friday, she told the operator she was punched and choked by her father and that it wasn't the first time such an incident had happened, the Christian Post reports. "I just got an altercation with my father," the girl is heard telling the operator. "He punched me and ... [inaudible] choked me. It's not the first time it's happened. I feel threatened by being in this house." Dollar's daughter told the operator they were arguing about her going to a party on Saturday. When she started crying and told him, "I do not want to talk to you," he allegedly started to get physical. "He came, put his arm around my neck, choked me and bent me over the table," the girl said. "I threw him off of me. He threw me on the ground and punched me in my face. And this is going on for a good two, three minutes. And my mom came in the room and he stopped. And then my mom asked him what happened and he said that I hit him first, which is a lie." Creflo Dollar, who was arrested Friday then released on $5,000 bail, has admitted to "spanking" his daughter, according to the police report. He told a deputy that after she became disrespectful, he tried to restrain her. He said when she began hitting him, he reportedly wrestled her to the floor and spanked her bottom and the back of her legs. On Sunday, Dollar denied before his 30,000-member World Changers Church International punching or choking his daughter. "The truth is that a conversation with our daughter got emotional and things escalated from there," he said. "I should have never been arrested."