This past January, Benny Hinn filed suit against media guru, Phil Cooke.
… for disseminating false and defamatory information by improperly linking Pastor Hinn to a prominent female minister on his Twitter account.
This was Cooke’s Tweet:
TV EVANGELIST NEWS: Benny Hinn and Paula White reported engaged. Prayer cloths are rejoicing everywhere.
A news story on Charisma’s website, written by Benny Hinn Ministries, explains the reason behind the lawsuit:
Cooke’s utterly false report resulted in embarrassment and adverse financial consequences to Pastor Hinn, his family, and his church.
This month, Hinn agreed to drop the suit after Cooke agreed to recant the Tweet, make some concessions, and write this apology:
My tweet last month that Benny Hinn was engaged was wrong—my source was mistaken. I’m sorry and apologies to Benny Hinn and his children.
[via Charisma News]