Jamal Parris, one of the 4 men who recently settled a sexual misconduct lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long, faced a judge yesterday on charges that he was in possession of marijuana, cash and a loaded gun while driving his brand new BMW in Miami.
If you recall, Jamal is the young man who emotionally addressed Long via a startling open letter on FaceBook, he also was ambushed by reporters who caught his fragile state on film…
When Parris was arrested back in July, I honestly felt that the drugs were being used to numb the pain of his being molested by a man he trusted.
Well, Parris backs up my theory and totally blames his legal woes on Bishop Eddie Long.
When asked about the charges, Jamal admits that his issues stem from the hands of Bishop Eddie Long:
I read so many comments after I got arrested, but nobody ever took the time to look and say say, ‘Yo, what the hell did he do?’
You caught me with bud? Look at the sign of sexual abuse victims. What’s the very first sign on any website you’ll see? Alcoholism drug abuse.
Parris told WSBTV reporter Jodie Fleischer he’s in therapy to deal with his pain and anger and hopes people will reserve judgment about him.
Judge me again, and then judge me again, and then judge me again. And still ask me could you do half the stuff we walked through?
I’m still bringing the same demons and nightmares, so now I’m living a lifestyle that’s meant to crash.
He’s got a point. No judgment here. The entire situation is so sad. I pray Jamal finally gets the help he needs.
Does the blame really fall on Bishop Eddie Long for the issues of these young men? Thoughts?
CLICK HERE to watch video of Jamal’s WSBTV interview.
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