Former Church Worker Files $90,000 Suit Against Bishop Thomas Weeks

Former Church Worker Files $90,000 Suit Against Bishop Thomas Weeks

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Dec. 5, 2007 – Bishop Thomas Weeks III has problems other than the abuse charges lodged against him by his estranged high-profile wife, Prophetess Juanita Bynum.

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The pastor of Global Destiny, Inc. of Duluth, Ga., is facing a $90,000 lawsuit from a church worker who says Weeks asked her to purchase items for the job but never paid her back.

The plaintiff in the case, Suzanne Ellis, said she quit after not getting reimbursed despite “multiple demands,” according to her attorney, Louis Levenson of Levenson & Associates in Atlanta. 

"There was no written agreement, but in the past she was reimbursed for the very same things," Levenson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The items, which Levenson did not disclose, were allegedly purchased by his client on her credit cards and with cash. The suit is seeking $88,556.28 that Ellis allegedly paid for supplies, plus applicable interest, attorney's fees and any other relief "the court deems just and proper," Levenson told the Journal-Constitution.

The lawsuit was filed in November in Gwinnett County Superior Court. The defendants in the civil suit are Weeks and his church empire, Global Destiny Inc., which Weeks launched with his famous wife, televangelist Bynum.

Randy Kessler, Weeks’ attorney in his divorce, said he was unfamiliar with the suit, but noted, "That doesn't sound like the bishop I know," the Journal-Constitution reports.

Bynum is seeking a divorce from Weeks, claiming that he choked, beat and stomped in an Atlanta hotel parking lot on Aug. 21. Weeks posted $40,000 bail and is free pending trial. WATCH THE VIDEO.

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