Assault charges against Creflo Dollar dropped

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his Wednesday night service at World Changers Church International, in College Park, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pouya Dianat)

In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his Wednesday night service at World Changers Church International, in College Park, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pouya Dianat)

Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar is no longer facing assault charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his daughter, according to NBC’s WXIA affiliate.

Late June Dollar was arrested after an altercation with his 15-year-old daughter. Initial reports suggested that Dollar choked and punched his child, a charge the minister vehemently denied.

“I will say this emphatically: I should have never been arrested,” Dollar said in his first public appearance two days after police charged him with misdemeanor counts of battery and cruelty to children.

He went on to call the accusations against him “exaggeration and sensationalism.”

The Fayette County Citizen reports that prosecutors “allowed Dollar to participate in an pre-trial intervention program which requires him to complete an anger management program and pay $1,072 in fees and court costs.”

Allegedly the entire incident between Dollar and his daughter stemmed from her being “disrepectful” after the pastor told her she couldn’t attend a party.