Eddie Long scandal – Bishop Long’s response to lawsuits alleging he sexually abused them. He claims that his treatment of being a father figure to them were out of “kindness.” Bishop Long has officially responded to the allegations that were filed in September by four young men claiming he gave them indulgent gifts and trips around the world in exchange for sexual favors.
Eddie Long Scandal – Bishop Long Insists He “Helped” Young Men
Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia has kept quiet in the midst of the scandal he’s embroiled in. Now he firmly denies the accusations against him and insists he “helped” the men out of “kindness.” Eddie Long released a statement late Wednesday saying he that he never lavished expensive trips or gifts on the men and allowed them to call him “Pastor,” “Daddy,” or “Granddaddy.”
Eddie Long Scandal – Sharing Rooms With Other Men Was Normal
Bishop Long is explaining that what is believed to be extravagant gifts was actually a means of “help” and not having to do with payments in exchange for sex. Long also added that it wasn’t unusual for him to share a room with one of the men while on a trip.
Eddie Long Scandal – Was Bishop Kind or Step Over the Line?
Why did it take Bishop Eddie Long so long to respond in the allegations against him? All along a response has been awaited by Long to either confirm or deny the allegations from the four young men. Though he claims he was just being helpful in his kind gestures, will that be enough to help his side?