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Grammy-nominated gospel singer James Fortune was arrested Friday, October 24 for aggravated assault of a family member and released on $20,000 bond, according to staffers at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office, MyFoxHouston.com reports.

The name of the family member involved has not been released. But a statement for Fortune has been released

 

James Fortune released the following statement:

Speaking to the recent charges James Fortune on the record stating:  I am truly sorry for the negative attention this situation has brought my wife, family, friends and business partners. Because it is a pending legal matter, I cannot comment on what has been reported. However, I understand the seriousness of this matter and ask that you respect the privacy of my family as we address this together. I would also like to thank my fans for their continued outpouring of love and support.  

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