US evangelist's daughter charged

July 10, 2005

US evangelist Billy Graham's daughter has been arrested and charged with domestic violence after witnesses told police she choked her husband in a car park.

Virginia Graham Foreman, 59, spent a night in jail after the July 1 confrontation outside a shopping centre, police said.

She was charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse and released the following day.

Three witnesses told police that Foreman pushed her husband and grabbed him by the throat, authorities said.

A Volusia County judge who presided over Foreman's first court appearance said Chad Foreman told police that witnesses had "just misunderstood what was going on between them".

No-one answered the phone at the couple's home today.

Billy Graham, 86, concluded a three-day revival meeting in New York City last month that he indicated could be his last.