James Fortune plead guilty to assault yesterday (March 8, 2016) for attacking his wife, Cheryl Fortune. He was sentenced to five days in jail, five years of probation, 175 days of community service and a “batterer’s intervention” program. Fortune was also ordered to stay away from his wife.
In October 2014, investigators say Fortune hit his wife with a wooden stool, in addition to kicking and throwing her against a wall. He’s since gone to anger management counseling and even released a song he says was a result of everything he was going through in that period. The song detailing his transformation, which was released about a year after the incident in October 2015, is called “Prayer Changed My Life.”
This new third degree felony charge is the second time Fortune plead guilty to domestic abuse. In 2002, he settled a case brought against him for burning his then 4-year-old son with hot water, damaging over 40 percent of his body.
VIDEO: James Fortune Attends Court