Jury rejects assault suit against Osteen's wife
By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer
HOUSTON (AP) -- Victoria Osteen, the wife of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, says her faith never faltered after she was sued for allegedly assaulting a flight attendant over a spill on her first-class seat.
But Victoria Osteen testified no such incident took place, as did her husband and other first-class passengers.
"This lawsuit in my opinion should not have been filed because nothing happened," he said.
Joel Osteen, whose church draws about 42,000 a week for services and whose TV show and books are popular around the world, said he and his family hold no ill will toward Brown and they have prayed for her.
Besides money for actual damages, Brown had requested punitive damages amounting to 10 percent of Victoria Osteen's net worth as part of her lawsuit.