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Jury Sides With God, Pastor's Wife Cleared

8/14/2008 4:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Megachurch preacher's wife Victoria Osteen did not assault a flight attendant over a stain on her first class seat, a civil jury in Texas has ruled.

The jurors rejected Sharon Brown's claims that pastor Joel Osteen's wife caused her mental and physical harm -- even giving her hemorrhoids-- by going off on her on a 2005 flight from Houston to Vail, Colo.

Brown had said Miss Victoria went berserk when a spill on the armrest of her seat wasn't cleaned up quickly enough. Brown said the preacher's wife slammed her against the lavatory door, and elbowed her in the breast as she rushed the cockpit. A jury unanimously decided Brown's story was full of holy baloney and awarded her zilch.

Brown had sued for 10% of Osteen's net worth.


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She looks PAINFULLY high maintenance.

2224 days ago


I think Victoria Olsteen was rude. And I think she expected preferential treatment. She's arrogant and expects everyone to wait on her 'hand and foot'. I definitely think she was disrespectful to the stewardess. But I don't believe she body slammed anyone. What would her husband do - - just sit there and watch her go off ??? No ! He would restrain her. He needs to have more influence over his wife to teach her how to behave. Maybe she should listen to his motivational speeches.

Maybe this incident will make her respect people.

As far as the stewardess, I didn't think her story was true. Victoria's husband would not sit back and watch his wife act a fool.
I think Victoria is too arrogant and super-dignified to body slam anyone. And I didn't know she had the power to give anyone hemorroids !

The stewardess was after money ! MONEY !! And I'm glad she lost ! Now she can pay her lawyer and lose even more money. LOSER !

2224 days ago

big D    

Oh and if you flew as much as they did, I am sure you would fly first class as well, The coach seats are ridiculous. And very uncomfortale.

2224 days ago

Elaine C    

It's about time the TRUTH prevailed! This was just another picture of someone trying to get money from someone else based on lies. WOW isn't that called extortion? I guess because she went through the "Courts System" to do it they won't call it that. But that is what it is. SHAME ON YOU SHARON BROWN! By the way Sharon, God is a forgiving God. As a child of God, Victoria Osteen should, and I believe will, forgive you as well. All you have to do is REPENT and ASK for it. But you will have to live with the consequences. By the way, if you received encouragement from any family or friends to persue this matter, you should take a good long look at them. They did not have Your best interest at heart. They certainly didn't give you good advice.

2224 days ago


JUSTICE PREVAILS -- not God coming through.

Anyhow...first the flight attendent was looking for MONEY. Second, Mrs. Osteen is a celebrity, just because she's involved with a church doesn't mean she can fly first class.

Third, THREE witnesses..2 said Mrs. Osteen didn't do anything other than stand there and wait for a spill to be cleaned up. 1 witness said BOTH women had a stubborn attitude. This woman was a witness for the flight attendent.

Fourth, the Osteen family left the plane volunterily...not throw off.

Fifth, the Osteen's paid the fine because they wanted to put the matter behind them.

Sixth, the flight attendent waited 3 years to file a suit.

The validity of the suit must be provided by the person suing. She didn't provide that evidence.

Justice prevailed.

2224 days ago

Triple Play    

Does anyone remember Jim and Tammy Faye? All of these "preachers" are scam artists guess someone has to pay for the extensive plastic surgeries. her damn face is tighter than a drum head. Speaking of head how about it blondie. do it for the church

2224 days ago


Aaaw. So I guess instead of money she'll just have to use Preperation H for those pesky hemorrhoids.

2224 days ago

R. A. Williamson    

Give us a break.
Isn't it about time for grown ups to simply reject this hevenly crap?
If the jury really "sided with god" they should be prosecuted for violation of their oath as a jurist.

2224 days ago


@ MAZE.....What proof???? You REALLY think that God exists because of this?? And is just as well in ALL situation? Tell that to the innocent women who get brutally raped and watch thier attackers go free. There is some justice for ya

2224 days ago

Joan Baez's Relevance    

If the woman had just asked for an apology, that would have been one thing. But to ask for 10% of someone's net worth for a little shove? She was just looking to make a fast buck. Damn lawyers.

2224 days ago


Joel seems like he is a very nice guy with a great sense of humor that relates well to a lot of people, Any guy that can handle himself with grace, dignity and truth like he did once as guest co host of "The View" is ok with me.

2224 days ago


If the B's story does not fit you must acquit!

2224 days ago


Justice prevails in a court of law, god gets the credit.
Disaster strikes in nature, man gets the blame or god is being 'mysterious'.
Puh-lease! Can't we give credit where it's due? To the judge and jury.

2224 days ago


I live in Houston and have been to this church and let me tell you Victoria is NOT as nice as ya'll think. She is a ......!

2224 days ago


God is the good. The Osteens are wonderful people. It's a shame some flight attendant wants to get rich off other people for not doing her job. God bless the Osteens.

2224 days ago
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