Gospel sensation James Fortune has pleaded guilty to assault and family violence.
As part of his plea agreement, the Grammy-nominated star was sentenced to five days in jail, complete 175 hours of community service and complete a “batter’s intervention” class. A judge also ordered him not to go near his wife.
You might remember that the couple made news after he allegedly hit her with a wooden vanity stool back in 2014. He was also accused of kicking her and pinning her against a wall.
A prosecutor present in court read a letter from his wife.
“I hope in all of this you get help. Serious help. Although this probation might look like a slap on the wrist, I hope you look at it as a moment to better yourself and change something within your future.”
See Fortune’s appearance in court here courtesy of ABC Houston.