A third lawsuit has been against Bishop Eddie Long, alleging he coerced a man to have sex with him, the plaintiff’s attorney told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
John Spink email@example.com With New Birth Missionary Baptists Church in the background, church member Gillian Engram returns to her car Wednesday after dropping her daughter off at school. Engram said members have been driving around the parking lot praying from their cars over the Lithonia mega church.
The third suit was filed Wednesday afternoon in DeKalb County Superior Court, said a spokeswoman for attorney B.J. Bernstein.
Long was not immediately available Wednesday, but has scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning.
Two men, ages 20 and 21, filed lawsuits in DeKalb County alleging Long coerced them into having sex in exchange for trips, cars and cash. The plaintiffs say Long began having inappropriate relations with them when they were 16. They are seeking a trial by jury and unspecified damages. Long adamantly denies the allegations.