(EEW Magazine) Statistics show that one in four women will survive domestic violence in their lifetime. 52-year-
old award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams says she is one of them.
In her brief marriage to first ex-husband Troy Mason, whom she married in 1987, the multiple Grammy award
winner says she was viciously assaulted. But a man, purporting to be the accused has surfaced online, denying
Two months ago, in response to a vintage YouTube clip of Adams sharing her survival testimony, the person
alleging to be Mason wrote, “Yolanda is not telling the truth. This never happened.”
Just days ago, the alleged batterer, from whom Adams split in 1990, returned to the YouTube community with a
link to an article riddled with inaccuracies on a website called divorcedebbie.com as validation of his refutation.
“Well I could have been wrong about her talking about me! I just saw something that says she was speaking of
her second husband!” wrote Mason, sharing this link.
In 1997, Adams married former NFL player Tim Crawford. The two had a daughter together—Taylor—and later
EXCLUSIVE: Man Alleging To Be Yolanda Adams’ Ex-Husband
Accuses Singer Of Fabricating Domestic Violence Claims
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In the clip in question, Adams tells her audience, “I stand before you tonight having been thrown across [a]
room, having been punched in the face, but let me tell you how good God is. When that man’s fist came toward
my face, he could not hit me in the face.”
According to Adams, it was the “hand of the Lord” that protected her, “because he only grazed the side of my
face. And when he picked me up to throw me onto a marble floor, not a bone was broken.”
She added, “Nothing physically was wrong with me. That’s why I know, I will go to my grave knowing that God
keeps angels [around me].”
In the footage, Adams is overcome with emotion and begins dancing, shouting “hallelujah,” and twirling.
But the video isn’t the only damnable evidence against Mason.
Yolanda Adams poses with her teen daughter Taylor from her second marriage to Tim Crawford in the press room at the BET AWARDS
'14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty)
In a 1996 interview with Cross Rhythms UK, when she was just 33 years old, Adams opened up about the
abuse, referring to her first husband, Mason.
Though she never uttered his name, the details were reported before the singer jumped the broom with
her second spouse the following year. She was only married one other time, so she had to be referring to her
first tumultuous union.
"I really don't like to emphasize the physical or emotional abuse that I went through; I just like to tell people that I
overcame it by getting out of it,” she told the publication.
“First of all, I shouldn't have been in it in the first place, because I knew what kind of person he was in the
beginning,” she further explained—a statement that is consistent with her video testimony.
“But, you know, sometimes we rationalize and say, 'Oh, but I love him,' or, 'He's so cute, he's so cuddly, he's so
adorable,' and all the time he's beating you in the face, and that's not cool."
The article the supposed ex-husband is promoting as evidence in his favor, contains no direct quotes from
Adams and cites no other verifiable sources to support its claims.
Watch Adams' emotional testimony below.
Pictured Above: A July 2, 2014 screen capture of a man alleging to be Troy Mason denying Yolanda Adams' abuse claims
(Credit: YouTube/EEW Magazine)