NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Reverend Billy Graham’s daughter faces domestic violence charges after police say she tried to choke her husband in a New Smyrna Beach parking lot. It all happened along a stretch of State Road 44.
According to police, Graham and her husband were having an argument. They pulled off the side of the road and that’s when things got physical.
According to the police report, Victoria Graham’s husband, Chad Foreman, got out of the car and started to walk away. But witnesses said the evangelist’s daughter would not let him get away. At least four people said they saw Graham grab her husband by the throat and begin to choke him.
Graham’s husband was able to break free from the chokehold. Witnesses say he then ran across a K-Mart parking lot and tried to hide behind a furniture truck. According to the police report, Graham pursued her husband into the parking lot with her car.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested Graham for domestic battery.
Graham has followed in her famous father’s footsteps as a speaker and author. Channel 9 tried to contact her at her DeLeon Springs home, but neither her nor her husband were at home.
The Billy Graham Evangelical Association did release the following statement: “They regret the recent report of an alleged altercation involving Victoria … Unfortunately at this time we do not have details which would enable us to comment further.”
Graham was released on her own recognizance from the Volusia County jail. Her husband stated to police that he does not intend to press charges.
Question: Should a woman be arrested for this? I vote no. There should be a double standard.