Debra Winans said her former husband BeBe Winans pushed her to the ground in front of their children. The two were married for 16 years before divorcing in 2003.

The alleged assault happened when BeBe Winans showed up at his ex-wife’s Nashville home and the two began arguing about custody issues. The couple have a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.  According to the affidavit, what started out as a “verbal altercation” turned into assault when Debra Winans was “pushed to the ground.”

“When you’re married to someone known all over the world it has serious challenges,” said Debra Winans.

Debra said people of faith are held to an even higher standard, and many Christians suffer through abuse rather than reaching out for help

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