Police released audio of the 911 call made by Creflo Dollar's daughter Friday night to report an alleged altercation that led to charges of simple battery and cruelty to children, after the megachurch pastor maintained his innocence before his congregation on Sunday.
I just got into an altercation with my father, his daughter said in the recording. He punched me and threatened to choke me.
It's not the first time it happened. I feel threatened by being in this house. I don't know what can be done, but I'm scared. I'm shaking. I don't ... I don't know what to do.
The 15-year-old then told the 911 responder there were no weapons, drugs or alcohol involved and she had no visible injuries.
A police report states the altercation turned physical when Dollar tried to restrain his upset daughter. She began to hit back, which allegedly led the pastor to tackle his daughter to the ground and spank her.
The girl called 911 after she went to the kitchen, upset. Dollar asked why she was crying, and she told him, I don't want to talk right now, which led the pastor to charge her, wrap his hands around her throat, punch her and hit her with his shoe, according to the report.
Dollar reportedly told the Fayette County sheriff's deputy that his daughter wasn't allowed to go to the party because of poor grades.
The girl's 19-year-old sister told the deputy that Dollar grabbed the 15-year-old by the shoulders, slapped her and threw her to the ground.
Dollar's wife, Taffi, told the deputy she did not see the fight.
Dollar is the leader of World Changers Church, with a 30,000-member base in Atlanta and satellite ministries around the country, including New York, Washington, Dallas and Houston.
The 50-year-old addressed the allegations during his usual Sunday service. Dollar maintains the family argument began when he would not let his daughter attend a party.
I will say this emphatically. I should have never been arrested, Dollar said, adding all is well in the Dollar household.
The truth is that a family conversation with our youngest daughter got emotional, emotions got involved and things escalated from there.
I can imagine ... if I punched my kid, it would hurt her, he said. If I choked my kid, you would see visible signs on her neck. But to come and take a picture of a mark that's been there for 10 years and not have enough intelligence to at least ask the parent what it is, is appalling.
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