ATLANTA (WAOK)-After three of the five young men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion went public with details of their relationships, Long’s attorneys now say they want some of the money the plaintiffs were paid back.

Attorneys representing Eddie Long’s church have informed three of the five young men that they intend to recover nearly $1 million from their financial settlement, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The letter, sent this week by the Atlanta law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham, alleges that Jamal Parris, Spencer LeGrande and Centino Kemp violated terms of a confidentiality agreement outlined in the settlement with Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.  The firm is seeking at least $900,000 already paid the three accusers, according to people involved in the settlement but not authorized to speak publicly. That figure is a portion of the total settlement with the three men.

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Financial terms of that settlement have not been disclosed but, based on the letter and the fact each of the young men were paid equitably, the total comes to at least $1.5 million.

Each of the three young men who were sent letters have said they plan to write tell all books about their experience with Bishop Long.


Comments (4)
  1. Sarah says:

    If they broke the confidentiality agreement, then they should be sued and have this money taken back…They knew from jump what they had to do, keep their mouths closed if they want to get this settlement, these children are behaving very immature and need psychiatric help…

    1. Hot Dog says:

      Sarah, you must be a complete idiot! These young men have been saying all along they need mental and emotional help. This latest news is not surprising to hear. Something terrible happened to these young men and the only way they are going to rid themselves of this demon is to tell a professional. As far as the money, when they write the book about their experiences with the bishop, that will be the final nail in his coffin. The bishop has to go to God and as for forgiveness and ask the young men to forgive him for whatever he has done to destroy their lives.

  2. SickOfGeorgians says:

    Bishop, my butt.

    This guy is a scam artist so devoid of God it makes me sick.

    I can’t stand these “ministers” that get rich off the generousity of their poor flock they are supposed to lead.

    Greedy, scam artists, slimeballs.

    You shall surely rot in hell, Bishop Jakes, you fake!

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