Eddie Long scandal – a response has been made by Bishop Long of accusations he sexually abused four young men in his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, All 24/7 News reports. On Sunday, Oct. 31 a huge rally was held outside of the Georgia State Capitol as protesters voiced their concerns that Bishop Eddie Long should resign in the midst of the scandal he’s in the middle of.
Eddie Long Responds to Lawsuit Claims – Firmly Denies Accusations
Allegations of Eddie Long sexually abusing four young men came from Anthony Flagg, 21, Maurice Robinson, 20, Jamal Parris, 23, and Spencer LeGrande, 22. All four men claim the same treatment came from Eddie Long in exchange for a sexual relationship – extravagant gifts, cars, money, and trips around the world. The members of New Birth claimed Bishop Long coerced them into being sexual with him by using his power and influence.
On Monday Eddie Long’s response surfaced after the rally took place in Georgia. Beforehand, the Bishop didn’t confirm nor deny the accusations, but rather, implied he “wasn’t perfect” and never claimed to be. That left the allegations wide open into making many believe he had to be guilty. Sometimes it’s what you don’t say that implies someone may be guilty.
The report states that Eddie Long left it to his legal council to speak on his behalf, but on Monday Eddie Long said,”claims of sexual misconduct are not true.“
In fact, Bishop Eddie Long outlined his denials in four different documents. The Bishop explained that the accusers referred to him as “daddy,” as a sign of respect.
Why did Bishop Long’s Response Take So “Long”?
Why would it take Eddie Long so long to finally respond to these accusations by the four men who came forward? At least he’s taking a stand, either way and not ignoring the scandal facing him. Did he finally realize it wasn’t worth keeping quiet and just hoping it would go away?
It’s entirely possible the rally held in Atlanta that attracted a large sum of protesters actually pressured Eddie Long to react in some way. The rally was held by Prophet H. Walker of True Light Pentecostal Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Many speakers attended the demonstration calling for Bishop Long’s resignation.
How long will the scandal carry on for Eddie Long and his four accusers?
Source: All 24/7 News