Thursday, August 25, 2011

VIDEO: Eddie Long's Accusers Break Silence

For the first time since settling sexual coercion lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long in May, two of the young men who accused him of sexual abuse are speaking out.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamal Parris and 23-year-old Spencer LeGrande were among the four cases initially filed against the disgraced anti-gay mega-church pastor last fall. The four young men—Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg and Spencer LeGrande—filed sexual coercion lawsuits against Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Long is accused of using church funds to give the young men cash, gifts and cars. The sexual relationships reportedly began when each of the plaintiffs were around 16 years old. Parris and LeGrande say Long made them feel "indebted" to him and "used scripture to rationalize the intimacy."

*Information provided courtesy of Rod 2.0*

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