Bishop Eddie Long has reached a settlement today (May 26, 2011) with the four men who accused him of sexual coercion, so now they’ll have a bit of spending money for Memorial Day weekend.
Attorney BJ Bernstein (counsel for the 4 plaintiffs) says that neither she, nor the men who made the complaints would speak about the settlement but she released a statement on their behalf saying only, “The matter has been resolved.”
Four former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members filed lawsuits against Long, his church and youth academy, after they said he used his power and influence to entice them into sexual relationships.
Long denied the claims… even taking it to the pulpit with a sermon on David & Goliath, but apparently that final stone he preached about was thrown by his accusers.
Long agreed to a hush-hush settlement that came after he and his accusers attended court-ordered mediation sessions.
I hate to say I told y’all but I did. Long was NEVER gonna let this go to trial because he knew that the allegations were too explosive.
There’s no disputing the emotion that was displayed on the face of Jamal Parrish when he was ambushed by that reporter.
All I know is… New Birth Members are all idiots IMO if they continue to shell out cash to that man.
In case you missed it:
Bishop Eddie Long Wants His Accusers to Know… [VIDEO]
Bishop Eddie Long’s Sex Scandal Causing Job Layoffs at New Birth?
Dance Alert! The Eddie Long Stroke…. VIDEO
Shots Fired at Bishop Eddie Long’s Church (Literally) + Illegal Gambling Indicated in Financial Scandal!!!