“It was not the first time it’s happened,” said Lauren Dollar. She also reiterated that statement in the police report.
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Lauren also stated that he “punched” and “choked” her during the incident. Her sister, Alexandria, 19, confirmed her version of events in an initial report. When asked to write down her statement, however, she changed her words. Deputies assert it was “due to her parents being outside with her while she was writing it.” In the incident report, deputies claim that once she was separated from her father and mother, Taffi Dollar, she again confirmed her sister’s statements. (Read entire police report here.)
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Alexandria said her father “put both hands around her sister’s neck and choked her for about five seconds.” Then, she said, the 50-year-old pastor “grabbed [her sister by] the shoulders and slapped her in the face.”
Even though he admitted to “restraining” his daughter after she became verbally “disrespectful,” apparently Dollar wants the world to believe that both of his daughters are lying on him and the “devil is trying to discredit him”:
“I want you to hear it personally from me: All is well in the Dollar household,” he said after receiving a standing ovation from his congregation on Sunday. “A family conversation with our youngest daughter got emotional. Things escalated from there. I should have never been arrested,” he said.
Quoting the Bible, Dollar then wished ill on people speaking against him, presumably even his daughters:
“Malicious witnesses testify against me,” he said, reading from Psalms 35 in the Old Testament. “They accuse me of crimes I know nothing about … May those who rejoice in my discomfort be humiliated and disgraced.”