As Bishop Eddie Long and the four men who accuse him of sexual misdeeds hash it out behind closed doors, new evidence has been revealed regarding that “mysterious” break in at Bishop Eddie Long’s private church office.
Maurice Robinson (right) was one of the first young men to file suit accusing the Bishop of sexual misconduct. New Birth members gave him the side-eye in the case because he and a friend were once accused of stealing jewelry and iPad computer equipment from Bishop Eddie Long’s office at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
A FOX 5 I-team investigation has now confirmed what we thought all along… that the main purpose of the break-in was to gather evidence against Bishop Long for the lawsuit. This new investigation found that more than $100,000 in jewelry was left behind in the so-called “heist”!
It was Sunday night or early Monday morning, when two men wearing dark hooded tops and white gloves headed down the street toward the church and eventually, Bishop Long’s private office. The men were caught on a church security camera.
Soon after Maurice Robinson and Anthony Boyd were arrested and charged with burglary. No one knew it at the time, but it was the beginning of the sex scandal now facing Bishop Eddie Long.
Three months after the break-in, Robinson, Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande and Jamal Parris all filed sexual misconduct lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long.
Long has denied the claims in court. (source)
It’s been determined that the main motive for the robbery was to collect evidence against Bishop Eddie Long for the lawsuit that was filed. There was amble opportunity for the young men to take the expensive jewelry but they didn’t. They took the iPad and iPhone so that they could retrieve photos, messages, etc. that would substantiate their claims.
The information may be used behind closed doors during their confidential mediation.
It ain’t looking good for “The Bishop”…