Bishop Eddie Long Teen Sex Abuse Scandal: Cellphone Pictures Leaked (Photos)
New details and scandalous pictures have emerged on the internet showing the once prominently viewed Pastor and Bishop Eddie Long who’s known from growing the church from 150 members when he was appointed as Pastor in 1987 to now close to 30,000 members, in a controversial position.
As previously reported on HipHopRx.com, Bishop Eddie Long, Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta (Lithonia, GA), is accused of sexually abusing some of his young male followers who were teens at the time that the incident(s) allegedly took place.
Earlier this week, the three men who are now in their 20′s filed separate lawsuits against Eddie Long, a married man and father of four. The latest alleged victim filed a lawsuit against Long, the church as well as Longfellows Youth Academy Inc.
On Thursday, pictures hit the Internet like a whirlwind and no one knows how the photos surfaced which show the Bishop wearing spandex and workout clothes which is stated to have been sent to an accuser in November of 2008. According to attorney B.J. Bernstei who is representing the three men suing Eddie Long, they received dozens of emails from Long, but they are not overly sexual.
The same day, Eddie Long was expected to make an appearance on the Tom Joyner Show following the sex abuse accusations (Thursday morning), but he canceled his appearance which seemed to have occurred after the photos were leaked. Long’s attorney Craig Gillen instead took his place and spoke on behalf of his client stating that the young men were taken on trips as part of a mentoring program.
One of the young men is accused of breaking into the Pastor’s office.
The young men accused Bishop of Eddie Long of offering them gifts, money, luxury hotel rooms and more to lure them for sexual favors.
Meanwhile, Bishop Eddie Long states that he would like to respond to the allegations which he states are false, but he is following the advice of his attorney and expects to address the sexual allegations against him on Sunday at his church during service.
Bishop Eddie Long is an anti-gay advocate who called for a national ban on same-sex marriage. Long’s church New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is also known for counseling gay members to become straight. In 2004, Long led a march alongside Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter Bernice King to his Atlanta grave to support a national constitutional amendment to protect marriage to stay between one man and one woman.
There’s more brewing beneath what we really see…
Check out the photos of Bishop Eddie Long wearing spandex in a bathroom that were allegedly sent to his accusers.