Bishop Eddie Long Sex Scandal: 4th Accuser Spencer LeGrande Opens Up (Photos)
Spencer LeGrande, the last alleged victim to file a civil lawsuit in the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal spoke on Wednesday afternoon and gave reason to why he filed against the pastor of the mega-church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta.
Spencer LeGrande, from the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church based in Charlotte, N.C., like the other three plaintiffs, was a member of New Birth Missionary and was recruited for Bishop Eddie Long’s Longfellows Youth Academy in Lithonia, GA. According to Spencer LeGrande in his suit, he was 15 when he met Long, but the intimate relationship did not start until he was 17. LeGrande claims the two first had sex when Bishop Eddie Long took him on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya and afterward, he moved to Atlanta.
In an interview with Atlanta television’s WSB-TV, the same TV station that tracked down another accuser Jamal Parris on Tuesday, as reported on HipHopRx.com, Spencer LeGrande stated that after hearing that Bishop Eddie Long had been accused of something, his ‘heart dropped’ and this was at the time that God (he says) told him to release what he had to say.
Spencer LeGrande, 22, states he told his family, an ex-girlfriend, a few of his friends and a police officer about the sexual relationship with the Bishop when he moved back to Charlotte on late last year, but he didn’t decide to come forward until after he heard the others had accused Bishop Eddie Long of coercing them into having sex. LeGrande stated he wouldn’t comment on particular details of the lawsuit due to the advice of his attorney.
On Tuesday, Jamal Parris was the first alleged victim to speak publicly with Fox Atlanta on the accusations that he made against Bishop Eddie Long. Parris stated that Bishop Eddie Long manipulated him and the other plaintiffs from childhood in the interview.
As for Bishop Eddie Long, his legal team are reportedly not happy about how the plaintiffs’ counsel B.J. Bernstein and her clients are manipulating the media and trying to use the media for their civil lawsuit.
The four plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit are Jamal Parris, 23; Maurice Robinson, 20; Anthony Flagg, 21 and Spencer Legrande, 22.
As for Bishop Eddie Long, he’s calling the ordeal a ‘spiritual warfare.’
Video: Fourth Accuser Spencer LeGrande Opens Up About Bishop Eddie Long
Check out the pictures including mug shot photos of Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal accusers, alleged victims Anthony Flagg and Maurice Robinson, plus Spencer Legrande and Jamal Parris: