Bebe Winans has been cleared of the abuse charges that have been haunting him for months.
It was announced Monday that the gospel singer has been exonerated of all charges of domestic violence against ex-wife Debra Winans. He was accused of shoving her to the ground during an argument over the custody of their children.
"Even though this allegation has affected not just me, but also the entire Winans family, my children and certain aspects of my career, I chose to stay quiet because I knew the truth,” Bebe said in a statement. “To be exonerated of all charges shows the power of trusting in God, and is a wonderful Christmas gift for me and my children."
This matter is over and the case cannot be reopened, and Bebe said it has “made me a changed man.” Now he hopes to use his experience with the very public ordeal to help other fathers sharing child custody.
“There needs to be legislation that protects the rights of father’s when it comes to the custody of their children,” he said. “All men are not deadbeat Dads, all men are not abusing women. My children are my first priority and I want and need to become the voice for the men around the world who are doing the RIGHT thing!"
– Sonya Eskridge