Oh Boy! Bishop Eddies Long Settlement Doesn’t Seem To Be Settled.


Unfortunately earlier this year Bishop Eddie Long and the New Missionary Baptist Church were in a dispute with five young men who accused him of sexual coercion. They ended up making a financial settlement.

The settlement did not only include a financial pay off but the parties involved were not allowed to speak or go public about the incident.

It seems as if three parties involved, Jamal Parris, Spencer LeGrande and Centino Kemp could not stick to that agreement.  Spencer Legrande spoke on his financial settlement:

“I’m going to tell the world – money does not buy happiness. When you sleep at night, the problems are still there. The money stuff, who cares about the number. I feel like burning the money.”

This has caused Bishop Eddie long and his legal aid Drew Eckl & Farnham to try and recover almost 900,000$ from the three men!

According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the firm is seeking at least $900,000 already paid the three accusers. That figure is a portion of the total settlement with the three men.

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.

The letter outlines the plaintiffs’ “demand for arbitration” though no legal documents have yet been filed.” Will this ever end?