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“Eddie Long Settles Out Of Court With His Accusers”

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May 26, 2011 by The ReadyWriter


According to online reports, Bishop Eddie Long settled out of court with his 4 male accusers, who were teenagers of legal age when he plied them with cash and gifts in exchange for sex. Maurice Robinson, 21, Anthony Flagg, 22, Jamal Parris and another man, claimed the Bishop “coerced” and “enticed” them with exotic trips, clothing and cars. In one case, he even paid the young man’s college tuition.

Long vigorously denied the allegations when the news broke last September. Throughout the ordeal the Bishop’s long suffering wife and their four grown children stood beside him. Their support never wavered.

There are unconfirmed rumors that Long paid each man $1.5 million and an apology behind closed doors. But according to media personality Star Jones, who was in Atlanta yesterday, the terms of the settlement have not been made public.

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112 thoughts on ““Eddie Long Settles Out Of Court With His Accusers”

  1. Tamala says:

    UGH!

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  2. Civil says:

    Where’s the bathroom pic?? That would have lost the case for him alone…

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  3. Mahogany says:

    Does he still have a strong congregation/following after this?

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    • RandomChick says:

      Does he still have a strong congregation/following after this?
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      And no, the flock is nowhere near what it was prior to the scandal….

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      • Mahogany says:

        @ Random….Well if he’s innocent, I hate that he lost half his congregation but, if he’s guilty, He did that shit to himself.

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      • CoCo says:

        Well if he’s innocent, I hate that he lost half his congregation but, if he’s guilty, He did that shit to himself.
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        He aint innocent…no where near…

        If he was, why wouldnt he throw one of those stones he was talking about…Bishop Eddie Longtime knew exactly what he was doing…reminds me of the sick shit people like him do!…

        Lured them in…buy them gifts, gained their trust, and then BOOM…busting them wide open….

        Eddie is gonna burn in hell for this shit…REAL TALK!!

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      • Yvonne says:

        @Mahogany
        The fact is that he was married to a woman and denounced gays while being a chitlin aroma maker. He wasn’t fighting his fondness of male intestines, he was fighting whether they were legal when he stirred their pots. He knew that if intimate details came out he would be left with no congregation to fleece (like his toupee).

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      • Yvonne says:

        Mahogany,
        I understand that but he’s a fukking Bishop…his reputation is very important to uphold…why would he wanna leave any doubt in his congregation’s mind or hurt his new membership potential….

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      • Starr says:

        Does he still have a strong congregation/following after this?
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        Those fools (I mean) parishioners will still be up in that hell hole (I mean) the Lords House being brainwashed and pimped (I mean) listening to the good word from ATL’s #1 Homosexual Pedophile Pimp (I mean) Bishop Long on Sunday. And, of course, getting robbed (I mean Tithing)

        Hallelujah, Thank YA Jesus.

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      • Mahogany says:

        🙂 LOL! @ 🙂
        Starr

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      • CoCo says:

        So, so, so TRUE @Starr.
        Anyone who shows up on Sunday to hear him hiss and see him slither deserves to get their money taken.

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      • XMen says:

        Does he still have a strong congregation/following after this?
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        NOOOOOOO!!!! I wonder if the mindless sheep at New Birth will remain steadfast in their dedication and commitment to who is, with this settlement, undoubtably a BLACK GAY MAN leading them? But in this case, I believe Long is also a pedophile considered that he bagan to develop and nuture a relationship with these young men when they were still minors.

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  4. Donte says:

    Settling out of court is for suckas! I could respect him more if he would just “come out”

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  5. Acquitta says:

    🙂

    “All the while a fire burned inside him that only the touch of young boys could extinguish.”

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    • AnnaB says:

      “All the while a fire burned inside him that only the touch of young boys could extinguish.”
      ___________________________

      LMAO!!! 🙂

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  6. Cameo1 says:

    I have a friend who works at Fox 5 in Atlanta and she says its close to that amount…
    🙂 Like I said if didnt lure them to have sex with him, WHY settle out of court….

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  7. EbonyEyes says:

    So eddie long schlong settled? Nasty arse. He goin to hell.

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  8. CorporateBitch says:

    His lil “boyfriend” is kinda cute…looks like Bishop had good taste in men…

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  9. Civil says:

    Are those Batman drawz in his hand in the second pic??

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  10. 2Thick4U says:

    Wow..thought he was gonna fight it, really says alot now…# DISGRACE

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    • Aceman says:

      Wow..thought he was gonna fight it, really says alot now…# DISGRACE
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      that nigga knew he was GUILTY and lyin when he said that shit!!!!!!!

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      • Felicia says:

        Wow..thought he was gonna fight it, really says alot now…# DISGRACE
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        Just because they settle doesnt admit guilt… Maybe he doesn’t have the energy to fight it

        Everyone said the same about MJ, and come to find out the boy lied!

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      • QueenC says:

        Just because they settle doesnt admit guilt… Maybe he doesn’t have the energy to fight it

        Everyone said the same about MJ, and come to find out the boy lied!
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        By the time MJ was accused of sexual molestation his career was on the downside anyway…..and I dont believe MJ had the mental or physical strength to fight…Eddie Longtime get up on that pulpit every Sunday so-called ‘fighting’ for Jesus…well that same Jesus could have saved him…IF he was innocent!!

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      • CeoDawg says:

        Felicia,
        Im not tryna hear that “he aint have the urge to fight it” excuse cmon now did u see that sunday sermon after the allegation he said he was gonna FIGHT like its gon be like d&g but look now his ass settled outta court months after he was accused… smh the media swept this under the rug real good…. its sad…

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      • Yvonne says:

        Felicia,
        Mike wanted to fight those allegations…It was his insurance company that pushed the settlement thinking they could avoid the scandal maybe. It only made things worse for everyone involved.

        As for Eddie… 😦

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      • Starr says:

        Felicia, and also for the record MJ’s lawyers and Co. told him to pay that settlement because they were only looking at the money that would have been lost if Michael went to trial.

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      • XMen says:

        Everyone said the same about MJ, and come to find out the boy lied!
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        Well I don’t see the reason for mentioning Michael Jackson @FELICIA, (never believed he did anything) but this Eddie Long fool is a mess! If people still go to his church they’re FOOLS!

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  11. KatMan says:

    SMH at this, but I knew there was no way this was going to trial. Period.

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  12. Gabriella says:

    All people wanted to hear him say is “I’m innocent & I didn’t do it.” Not I’m going to fight this thing.” And as it turns out… he’s a gay lover not a fighter

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    • Nicole says:

      🙂 LMAO @ Gabby. I guess this way he keeps from being a liar too. He ain’t right

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      • QueenC says:

        All people wanted to hear him say is “I’m innocent & I didn’t do it.” Not I’m going to fight this thing.” And as it turns out… he’s a gay lover not a fighter
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        I think the fact that he is such is a hypocrite is what makes it worse. Maybe he thought by denouncing his own demons he could cure himself.

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      • Starr says:

        Maybe he thought by denouncing his own demons he could cure himself.
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        The worst kind of human being is a man who sits in judgment of others because he’s too cowardly to judge himself.

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  13. Yvonne says:

    I believe he’s guilty as hell too based off the information given but since I don’t KNOW for certain, I worded my comment the way I did. I think anyone that takes advantage of a child is wrong, there’s no justifying that.

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    • Valerie says:

      @Yvonne,
      I agree….I think he’s guilty as sin, but I know fighting a lawsuit like this can be very lenghty and very, very expensive. Often, it’s cheaper to settle than go to trial. I’ve worked in the legal profession, and you should see how defense attorney costs go up once a case goes to trial. And the attorneys charge you for EVERYTHING. Anytime they talk on the phone concerning your case you pay for it, you pay for every copy made, every letter sent, hotel rooms, conference rooms, meals, travel…you get the point. I never thought for a second he would take this to trial.

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      • Zion says:

        And the attorneys charge you for EVERYTHING. Anytime they talk on the phone concerning your case you pay for it, you pay for every copy made, every letter sent, hotel rooms, conference rooms, meals, travel…you get the point. I never thought for a second he would take this to trial.
        ~~~~~

        you are absolutely correct!

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      • Acquitta says:

        I think he’s guilty as sin, but I know fighting a lawsuit like this can be very lenghty and very, very expensive. Often, it’s cheaper to settle than go to trial. I’ve worked in the legal profession, and you should see how defense attorney costs go up once a case goes to trial. And the attorneys charge you for EVERYTHING. Anytime they talk on the phone concerning your case you pay for it, you pay for every copy made, every letter sent, hotel rooms, conference rooms, meals, travel…you get the point. I never thought for a second he would take this to trial.
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        Why not get the congregation to help pay for it? After all they were the ones sponsoring those trips to Africa….and other gifts he was giving them boys….

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  14. Natasha says:

    unreal.

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  15. Lexy says:

    What in the DRY WEAVE HELL is going on in that pic????? 😦

    just imagine eddie long, in a cherry thong, with the lights on

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  16. Bird says:

    That’ll teach him to make these young boys fall in love with him and the material possessions he lures them with only to dump them when they loose their child-like essence.

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    • al-scream says:

      That’ll teach him to make these young boys fall in love with him and the material possessions he lures them with only to dump them when they loose their child-like essence.
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      Ain’t that’s some sick shit…..

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  17. al-scream says:

    We all knew he slept with those young men *smdh*

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  18. Olivijah says:

    GUILTY. GUILTY. GUILTY.

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  19. Ms. Kayla says:

    the lawsuits will be dismissed, with prejudice<—-for those of who does not understand this. It means:The matter is closed and won't be revisited EVER.

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    • Zenna says:

      the lawsuits will be dismissed, with prejudice<—-for those of who does not understand this. It means:The matter is closed and won't be revisited EVER.
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      Which means I paid them muthafukkers to shut the fuck up and they can't ever write a book, do an interview or tell nobody how he took their manhoods….

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      • Zion says:

        yeah, that 1.5M for each is crazy. I do believe they’ll each get about 3-500k and gag orders or sealed terms of the settlement.

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  20. Pat says:

    whats the tea on Steve Harvey people?

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    • Adriane says:

      whats the tea on Steve Harvey people?
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      Steve Harvey like to have anal sex…Im thinking he likes to stick women in the ass…. I dont necessarily think that makes him gay….

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  21. Anthony says:

    Long was a fierce opponent of gay marriage and often preached anti-gay sermons from the pulpit. All the while a fire burned inside him that only the touch of young boys could extinguish.

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    • Naz says:

      Long was a fierce opponent of gay marriage and often preached anti-gay sermons from the pulpit. All the while a fire burned inside him that only the touch of young boys could extinguish.
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      🙂 LMAO @ this!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Wanda says:

        Long was a fierce opponent of gay marriage and often preached anti-gay sermons from the pulpit. All the while a fire burned inside him that only the touch of young boys could extinguish.

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        *Dead 🙂 LOL!!!!!

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  22. Angelhair says:

    Hello All. This is off the subject of Cool Daddy Schlong but very relevant. Seems I read or heard recently where a baby’s sex has not yet been established. This is the best news I’ve ever heard concerning births such as this. Why not let the child grow up to see what he/she is more of, male or female? Why do so many have so many hangups about the penis and the vagina?(One word, Europeans) Just let nature take it’s course.

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    • Wanda says:

      @AngelHair… Im confused.. pls explain?? How can nature take its course if GOD has already made the child a boy or a girl?? Nature has already taken it course? no?

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      • Spice_Girl says:

        I read or heard recently where a baby’s sex has not yet been established. This is the best news I’ve ever heard concerning births such as this. Why not let the child grow up to see what he/she is more of, male or female?
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        that decision was made when that egg hit the sperm.

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      • Rezzie says:

        @AngelHair… Im confused.. pls explain?? How can nature take its course if GOD has already made the child a boy or a girl?? Nature has already taken it course? no?
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        Amen @Wanda!

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      • Starr says:

        Those parents are so crazy. Telling a child what sex he or she is doesn’t confuse kids: stupid parents do!

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      • Yvonne says:

        I read or heard recently where a baby’s sex has not yet been established. This is the best news I’ve ever heard concerning births such as this. Why not let the child grow up to see what he/she is more of, male or female? Why do so many have so many hangups about the penis and the vagina?(One word, Europeans) Just let nature take it’s course.
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        ^^THAT^^ is some of the dumbest bullshyt I have ever heard in all my 30 years on this rock.

        AND those parents need their asses kicked and/or some sense knocked into their damn heads.

        That is all.

        Morning Laides 🙂

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      • Mrs. Hawthorne says:

        I agree with Yvonne,
        that shyt right there is called cruel & unusual punishment to those kids. like the person said they r using the kids as a lab experiment to prove a social point to the detriment of those poor children. they need a reality check

        Morning

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  23. KatMan says:

    homosexual pastors
    pedophile pastors
    …….

    this nigg should be ashamed to ever stand on a pulpit and preach the word of God

    FALSE PROPHET
    😦

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  24. BBallen says:

    wow, this is a really sad day for the people of his church..wow their pastor was calling on Jesus and dancing and crossing it up on Sunday morn and “butt fucking young boys” behind closed doors. now those boys gotta live with that.

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  25. Shawnia says:

    1.5 mil that was some expensive man booty.

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  26. Yasha says:

    The late disco singer Sylvester said he was turned out by a member of his church when he was a child. SMH at the hypocrisy.

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    • ELovely says:

      The late disco singer Sylvester said he was turned out by a member of his church when he was a child. SMH at the hypocrisy.
      *******

      That’s where the devil is baby sittin up in da chuch.

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  27. Danny says:

    I just hope that there’s enough money left to replace his rug piece

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  28. UncleEd says:

    Wow!!! I hope the parents of this church and any church use more discretion allowing anyone including “PASTOR” to have so much un-supervised time with there children……

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    • Olivijah says:

      Wow!!! I hope the parents of this church and any church use more discretion allowing anyone including “PASTOR” to have so much un-supervised time with there children……
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      that’s what’s sooooo sad they trusted this man. can you imagine the excitement when he took them away n brought them cars and gifts only to ruin and kill their spirits later. he gon ROT IN HELL I TELL YA!

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  29. CorporateBitch says:

    Stay Tuned People! The other preachers going put him on blast…with information he was trying to conceal!

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  30. SlickRick says:

    BITCH ASS EDDIE LONG!!!! HE NEED DAT AZZ WHOOPED AND NOT IN A FOREPLAY TYPE A WAY EITHER.

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  31. Gia says:

    Goddamned FREAK!

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  32. Spice_Girl says:

    Edwina Longjohnstroke is guilty as sin (pun intended) & as wrong as all his toupees!!!

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  33. Shawnia says:

    Ironically enough, Jamal Parris brought a brand new BMW today. His best friend posted the pic on face~book. Ink wasn’t even dry on the check yet!

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  34. ELovely says:

    ^^^
    Somehow I KNEW they wouldn’t act right regarding this settlement money and I’m Quite SURE Eddie’s People are spying on their every Move & Action… You can ONLY play Young-n-Dumb for Your Benefit (For So Long…) EVENTUALLY you have to Grow-Up & Face Reality as AN ADULT !!!

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  35. Natasha says:

    “The worst kind of human being is a man who sits in judgment of others because he’s too cowardly to judge himself.” We all have vices and we need to deal with them in stead of hiding them.

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    • Zenna says:

      “The worst kind of human being is a man who sits in judgment of others because he’s too cowardly to judge himself.” We all have vices and we need to deal with them in stead of hiding them.
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      @Natasha, I agree and I think he settled for many reasons…1) the embarrassment and shame that he has already rendered his family and church. 2) He didn’t want anymore details to be exposed. 3) The trial would be long and expensive. AND 4) there is some truth to what the young men charged him of. It may not all be true but something INAPPROPIATE went on with those guys and the Bishop.

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  36. Felicia says:

    All the cute ones are either gay, married, or keeping it in the family.

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    • Natasha says:

      All the cute ones are either gay, married, or keeping it in the family.
      ********

      LOL!!!!!! Go da bed Felicia. 🙂

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  37. Sane says:

    I sorry but the pic of Ed crying into them boys drawers is too damn funny.

    what’s real CEO folk.

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  38. Anonymous says:

    While I don’t feel sorry for the guys because they knew about Vanessa and the children but please remember the fact that they were only 16, the legal age in the state of Georgia, when the sexual acts began. There were some things that I may have been naive enough to do at 16 that I won’t even consider now at 36…Just Saying

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    • Mrs. Hawthorne says:

      While I don’t feel sorry for the guys because they knew about Vanessa and the children but please remember the fact that they were only 16, the legal age in the state of Georgia, when the sexual acts began. There were some things that I may have been naive enough to do at 16 that I won’t even consider now at 36…Just Saying
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      “They were in love with him and thought he was in love with them. ”

      They were in love with a married man with four children? So they thought it was ok to fall in love with a married man as and accept these lavish gifts, trips, money, etc.?

      I’m sorry but I just have a hard time feeling sorry for them. They knew exactly what they were doing. IMO

      The bishop is wrong but so were they.

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      • Olivijah says:

        “They were in love with him and thought he was in love with them. ”
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        That’s how old they are now. They were 16 (the age of consent) when his slick azz pounced on them after years of grooming. The main thing that set this whole thing in motion, if I recall correctly, was when his 18 or 19 year old lover (name not mentioned above) found out that Eddie was cheating on him with yet another boy AND the recent dumping of one of the boys that had lost his child-like essence and was no longer appealing to the good Reverend which lead to a misguided robbery of the church. All of them were hurt when they were dumped. They were in love with him and thought he was in love with them. They didn’t realize he was a pedo ho until the suit began by 1 boy. The young one. The three above joined later.

        I’m not saying the lavish gifts were not a factor, but I get the impression there were genuine feelings on the part of the boys.

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  39. BrownGirl says:

    So they settled??? So I guess now they can buy their childhood back.

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  40. SueWee says:

    The lawyers got half of their money. They will burn through what’s left of the money trying to impress their friends and they will be broke in less than a year. Watch.

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    • Bird says:

      The lawyers got half of their money. They will burn through what’s left of the money trying to impress their friends and they will be broke in less than a year. Watch.
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      I’m not so sure. I really believe that outside of the sexual abuse these boys were mentored properly. Of course they have expensive taste because they were mentored in that as well, but these boys are not a bunch of dummies. The ones we’ve seen interviewed are very well spoken and we know he paid college tuition for at least one. Further, for all we know the terms of the settlement may call for the good reverend to pay all the legal fees. Seperately.

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  41. Anonymous says:

    Since when do you have to coerce gay boys to have sex?

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    • Pointman says:

      Since when do you have to coerce gay boys to have sex?
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      When you’r ea middle aged married father of four and Founder of a Million dollar church. Thats when. He was too old for them to be their type. So he coerced them. It was the only way he was going to be able to give them professionals.

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  42. Anonymous says:

    I LIVED IN ATLANTA AND HEARD HE HAD SPECIAL PROGARM TO CLEANSE THE SOUL OF THE GAYNESS (FOR 1200 DOLLARS OVER FOUR WEEKENDS). AND PARENTS WOULD SEND THERE KIDS THERE FOR STRAGHT MENTORING AND TO MEET FORMER GAYS WHO HAD SUCESSFULLY BEEN CLEANSED.

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  43. XMen says:

    ALL OF THEM ARE SUSPECT OF BEING HOMOS!!!

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    • Yasha says:

      And you know there was NO way Eddie Long Stroke was going to let this go to court. No surprises here.

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      • XMen says:

        And you know there was NO way Eddie Long Stroke was going to let this go to court. No surprises here.
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        Wrong-Eddie Long would have went to the slammer for Child Molestation if this had gone to court.

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  44. EbonyEyes says:

    Hey, everyone in the know, is aware that Atlanta has the nation’s largest black gay community outside of San Francisco and homosexuality is the climate at MOREHOUSE COLLEGE?

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    • Yasha says:

      Hey, everyone in the know, is aware that Atlanta has the nation’s largest black gay community outside of San Francisco and homosexuality is the climate at MOREHOUSE COLLEGE?
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      @ebony, the president spoke out against it last year.

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  45. Naz says:

    Ah shit this sucks, I was so looking forward to a long drawn out court room drama with this chia pet, tight ass ho gear wearing puplit pedophile, damn!!!

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  46. ELovely says:

    We ALL KNEW this wasn’t going to court and as we speak Eddie is already lining up his next SET OF 17 year old BOOTY BOYZ to satisfy HIS Perverted LUST Drive… SICK BASTARD !!!

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  47. Anthony says:

    Dam, So money allowed this wide foreheaded fuckka to get off without taking it to court huh?
    $$$$$$$ << Money do talk louder then words huh?
    This nasty bastard's story should end like NINO BROWNS in New Jack City. Someones parent need to but a bullet in his noggin.

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  48. AnnaB says:

    Guilty!

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  49. Fabulous1 says:

    This whole situation leaves me disgusted and speechless.

    You may have slimed your way past man’s law, Paster Perv, but one day you will have to answer to God and I pray that he has no mercy on your sick azz!

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  50. Tori says:

    According the bible, we “ALL FALL SHORT” in regards to our sins. The public general has a distain for homsexuals while openly commiting sins on a dail basis themselves.

    1 children out of wedlock
    2.Sex before marriage
    3.not tithing to the church
    4.not forgiving others
    5.pridefulness
    6.abortions
    7.tattos
    8.lying
    9.stealing
    10.eating meat
    11.swearing
    12 using the Lords name in vain….the list goes on and on and on…

    Somehow it’s ok when the straigh people do these things, but it ALWAY those nasty homosexuals that are going to hell.

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    • Bird says:

      Numbers 1 & 2 should be a tie, because how can children out of wedlock be before sex before marriage, when sex before marriage causes children out of wedlock?

      “Tithing to the church”? Seriously? When your Pastor, aka Pulpit/Pew Pimp is rolling up in a 2085 Mercedes, with Rolex watches and anklets, and his suit and shoes combined costs more than your rent, you need to STOP tithing to the church. So many people are blind and have been burned by thinking they’re tithing to the church, when really they are tithing to the Pastor’s, aka Pulpit/Pew Pimp’s bank account, so I can’t co-sign this one.

      And let’s be for real, NO sin is greater than the next—but how did “tattoos”, “lying”, “swearing” and “eating meat” make the list, but “murdering” didn’t?

      Stop trying to JUSTIFY what you deem right dude!

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  51. Aceman says:

    Rumor has it that Eddie Longstroke paid out $15 million.

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    • Sane says:

      Rumor has it that Eddie Longstroke paid out $15 million.
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      Doesn’t change the fact that he’s a booty loving scumbag who fucked up the lives of alot of young men. fuck him i hope he rots in hell when he dies.

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      • EbonyEyes says:

        Doesn’t change the fact that he’s a booty loving scumbag who fucked up the lives of alot of young men. fuck him i hope he rots in hell when he dies.
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        @sane, damn that sounds personal!

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