Pastor Accuser: Sex Encounters on Church Grounds

Associated Press
September 29, 2010

One of four men accusing megachurch Bishop Eddie Long of coercing them into inappropriate sexual relationships says that he and the pastor would have encounters before and after services on church grounds.

Jamal Parris told WAGA-TV in Atlanta that they engaged in sexual acts at Long's home, in his car and his office at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Parris made similar claims in a lawsuit last week.

Also Wednesday, Spencer LeGrande told WSB-TV in Atlanta that he has been free since filing a lawsuit against Long. He says he has no hate for anyone and is praying for Long.

The four are suing Long in state court, saying the TV preacher seduced them in exchange for clothes, cars, cash and trips.

A spokesman for Long had no comment on the men's latest statements.


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