Bishop Eddie Long PICTURES
Bishop Eddie Long PICTURES – Bishop Eddie Long is a pastor for a church with more than 25,000 members who has been involved in a sex scandal with two young men in recent days. They filed a lawsuit claiming that Long had coerced them with gifts and intimidation into developing a sexual relationship with him. Long has been an anti-gay advocate throughout his time with the church.
Now, new pictures have surfaced that allegedly show Long taking a picture of himself in workout clothes and spandex. The shots were allegedly sent to the young men who filed the lawsuit.
The lawyer for the two men also claims that long sent them over a dozen emails, but also said that the emails were not “overly sexual” in nature. Long was set to be interviewed by the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Thursday, but canceled, and instead made his first public response to the allegations since they first surfaced.
A representative for Long admitted that Long had taken the young men on trips, but said that he had taken them along as part of a mentoring program, and denies the claims that he was involved in a sexual relationship with the men.
The gifts that long reportedly gave to the young men included cars, cash and travel, all occurring when the boys were 17 or 18 years old. Almost immediately after the allegations were made, members from the church stepped forward to defend the Bishop.
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