Bishop Eddie Long Reportedly Paid $25 Million to Make Case Go Away

*Citing an unnamed source, the web sitereddingnewsreview.com is reporting that New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor Bishop Eddie Long is paying nearly $25 million to settle claims he had sexual relationships with four young male parishioners, and has also given an apology to the accusers.

The source, who claims to be familiar with the details of the settlement and did not wish to be identified, said that Long refused to give a public apology, which ended up costing him more, according to Redding’s editor and publisher Robert Redding Jr.

Redding writes:

What began as a $2 million agreement to settle the case for each of the four men quickly rose to $5.5 million for the respective plaintiffs, the source said, only because Long refused to publically admit guilt.

The men are to divide $2.2 million equally and then receive $400,000 in payments until the money is paid out over the next 20 years, the source said. The final figure comes to $22 million for the four men and $2.8 million for the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

The church had already been paying these four young men $40,000 annually each before any charges were filed, the source said.

Still, Long did give a private apology, the source said. Redding News Review has decided not to print the source’s paraphrasing of that apology.

Long could not be reach at press time.

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shakka-Zulu/1379420279 Shakka Zulu

    Yeah pimp daddy will pay out this money over the next twenty years, while he had the nerve to ask people to make $500 and $1000 donations on Subday (6/5) and will be expanding his franchise into Alabama and Colorado..Talk about expanding his empire to payoff this insurance claim…If I were these boys, I would make sure there is a claus in my payout that states in the event of me mysteriously dying before this twenty year period, my family will still be able to collect all money from this lawsuit…These preachers are ganstas and will do what ganstas usually do, off you when you double cross them…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CCRH35NOGTO2VUJ5P2U3NSBUOY ReginaG

      One of the victims is from Colorado and at one time Pimp Daddy Long preached in Denver.   He needs to hang with Ted Haggert.

  • Suredagrant

    Pimp daddy,”Long Dong,” is full of himself,and much B.S. thus far! For his continued followers;may you reap the benefits,and the fruits of your condemned false prophet(pimp leader)! He is one to NEVER FORGET IN OUR HISTORY! He’s a lie,deceitful,corrupt,and foul man who should never be trusted again. Guilty until proven innocent….no,guilty until proven guilty. He’s been guilty from the door. It was written all over his face from the start. As a black community,we should not commend this type of behavior! He’s a wimp-pimp,with a desire for young men…beware,and very afraid!

  • Brook

    Sooooo – you first say that you’re going to throw your “bag of rocks,” and then we find out that you have no rocks.  Hmmmmmmm

    • No Shock To Me

      He meant “a bag of money”!  btw, I rather be lead astray by the bible, than by mere men and these people sound brain-washed……I’d never ever pay millions for something I didn’t do, unless it would save my life then I MIGHT pay it.

  • mspattymelt

    As long as you have ZOMBIES in the churches you will always have Eddie Longs in the pulpits!  For Eddie it is back to “business as usual”—–pimping the pulpit–he has already started by opening up new churches to bring in more ZOMBIES to get more money. His “boy” Creflo already told them to “go back” he don t want them over there just because he had a “wreck” is no reason to leave!  However a wreck is unintentional to entice young boys with bling-bling to seduce them is PREMEDITATED RAPE

    • Mysisterandmeflorist

      Sounds like Creflo might be headed for a “wreck”  himself. What is done in the dark will come out in the light.  I guess that we will soon find out.

  • Corianne Williams

    We have all sin and come short of the glory of god…who are we to judge…this man needs deliverance which only GOD can give and tons of prayer from the saints…he has paid the price and will probably be paying for the rest of his life. So Let the men have peace. Its a sad thing to see and hear yes but people we are living in the last days…Its in the Bible..Pick one up and read it and you wont be surprise by what you see and hear. Nowadays Nothing surprises me. It just confirms that this is the Last days and people need to get right. i aint here to preach im just saying :)

    • mspattymelt

      you are so right…but why is it when people stand up to demand that the pastors are held accountable for their actions everyone want to you to shhhhhh…….when in the meantime just like Eddie Long and his ZOMBIES it is back to “business as usual”? But when people talking about who sleeping with who and who was naked then the conversations go on and on?  This man aint apoligized to his congregation (ZOMBIES footing his bills) aint apologized to the young men he has victimized for life and obviously aint said nothing to convince his own wife cause it is said that she moving out!  But he can stand in the pulpit at the beginning and proclaim ” he has some rocks that he has not thown yet? David having the help of the God killed his giant—so why is his getting bigger and bigger? People wake up and stop focusing on the man/woman of God and put your focus back on the MASTER!  If you want to read more check out http://www.pimppreacher.com or even check out he book Zombies In The Church http://www.corruptpreachers.com all have prime information of just how easy it is to get “caught up” in self and leading people astray.

      • trustinginJESUS

        Mspattymelt and others with all due respect, I wouldn’t consider myself as a ZOMBIE…..Only the Child of The Most High “JESUS CHRIST” the son of God. Through him that is the only way we any of us will get to “HEAVEN” neither through my Bishop Eddie Long nor any other man. Now, the only ones who should have any concern would be his member, right? If being a member makes me a ZOMBIE, then that I’ll be. With that being said, none of us have a “Heaven or Hell to place Bishop Eddie Long or anyone in. Am i correct again or not? If God instructs me to give what my Bishop Eddie Long asked of his members on Sunday, I will do just that. However, I’m only obligated according to God’s word to tithe my 10%. Personally, I think and this is my opinion. Bishop Eddie Long has no one to apologize to; nor beg forgiveness from.  GOD is the only one, we should direct ourselves to for forgiveness. I respect your opinions, so please respect mine.  My true source is the “BIBLE” At the end of the day “God Our Father, Gets All the Glory”…..AMEN

        • Ginasvoice

          If you stay at that church and continue to support him, you are quilty of abuse to those young men.  The congregation is going to pay for that????  then all of you are quilty!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Why would I leave, Im not a runner. If I leave New Birth, I would turn my back on “GOD”  So that tells you, I not there for Bishop Eddie Long.  He is Man, not God. Were you apart of this ordeal? I don’t think so, Therefore, you don’t know what took place. Have you always been rightous? No, I don’t think so. I will stay and I will continue to praise God, My Savior JESUS Christ.

          • gottago4it

            No one is stopping you from praising GOD but lady come on are you for real.  Is everyone in GEORGIA this stupid!!!

          • LivingNreality

            NO! i have NEVER like a self appointed man called Bishop Eddie Long! once a child molester always a child molester….

          • LivingNreality

            NO! i have NEVER like a self appointed man called Bishop Eddie Long! once a child molester always a child molester….

          • Prosper4life1

            No we are not. I don’t agree with what Mr. Long did, he misslead his saints, for that he should not be allowed to continue to carry Bishop in front of his name. Unless the members of NEW BIRTH new what Mr. Long was doing, which I doubt. Why should they stop going to NEW BIRTH to woship and adore our heavenley father as he asked of us?  

          • Raven

            Yes, good question…is everybody in Georgia this stupid? Come on people pull your heads out of your behinds. I find it unreal black folks could be so taken advantage of.

            eddie long is a POS! 

          • LivingNreality

             staying in this church says I support my Pastor. therefore you support a man who basically raped young boys.You may be there to worship God but you can do that at another church trust me God will understand!

          • LivingNreality

             staying in this church says I support my Pastor. therefore you support a man who basically raped young boys.You may be there to worship God but you can do that at another church trust me God will understand!

        • gottago4it

          What is your educational level? I don’t believe you have a complete comprehension of what this man did to these young boys. He was a child molester who suduced these young men into sex.  And what you have told the readers is that you are going to sat under the leadership of this individual.  Listen I have some property on MARS would you be interested in purchasing it. It’s obvious that you will buy anything (LOL)

    • Onesexymilf

      Yes I have sinned and falled short of God’s glory but the difference is . . . . I don’t stand up in a pulpit and preach against something I am doing behind closed doors.  I don’t tell people who to do and how to lives their lives and what is a sin and what isn’t.  This man is a LEADER of a CONGREGATION, and therefore has others following him.  So I’m sorry, we have every right to judge this man.  He is a FALSE PROPHET and must be called out on his hypocrisy and deception.  I don’t think he’s paid the price until his followers leave him . . . . and my grandmother (may she rest in peace) used to say “we are in our last days” 40 years  ago . . . the fact of the matter is . . . no one knows but GOD when the last days are.

      • trustinginJESUS

        So Onesexymilf, are you telling me one sin is “Greater than the Other”?….hmmmmm….interesting

        • Ginasvoice

          No sin is greater than any other!  Problem here is…..this man is in the pulpit judging his “yes people”.” You can’t throw stones if you live in a glass house”  Every mother in this world should be angry that a man would this to your baby,your little boy, your teenager. I have a son and I would go ballistic on him. However God’s rath is greather than anything we could ever say about the Bishop and his “side mouth talking”friend,the dollar man.

          • Cinarnell

            There such a thing as abomination, that’s much, much much worse then just a sin!!

      • Pcblst

        In Hebrews 1:2, it seems whoever wrote it thought they were in the last days. You are so right no one knows!

    • gjeno

      @ Corianne Williams: This nasty man is an abomination ! He’s pimped the pulpit for his own pleasure !  Now he has to pay the price for his iniquity. Evil doers always get their just rewards. That’s in the Bible also. Have you read that ?  My sentiments are with his victims and congregation; not him !

    • Prosper4life1

      Yes the word says do not judge, but at the same time, we the people have the right to now what’s going on in our community. Please don’t get me wrong I believe in GOD’s word with all of my being. Raising boy’s and  the things I found out   about Mr. Long and I do believe all MEN are not the same but it makes me think  twice before I allow any MAN from a MEGA church be a part of my son’s upbringing. Justsayin…..

  • Corianne Williams

    We have all sin and come short of the glory of god…who are we to judge…this man needs deliverance which only GOD can give and tons of prayer from the saints…he has paid the price and will probably be paying for the rest of his life. So Let the men have peace. Its a sad thing to see and hear yes but people we are living in the last days…Its in the Bible..Pick one up and read it and you wont be surprise by what you see and hear. Nowadays Nothing surprises me. It just confirms that this is the Last days and people need to get right. i aint here to preach im just saying :)

  • Sandwater1

    Oh, My!

  • Dr. Beatrice Douglas

    I just believes that Bishop Long case is different then the other black and white cases of Sexual assaults accusers.   I need to hear, Bishop Long say, I was weak or guilty before I stand on the church side of Prayer for the souls that was tained and hurted. Money had cause people to say and try anything to obtain it.   I be doing a special prayer for you Bishop Long, you are so well favorite among the church society, your enemies just got made.  This is my thoughts!!!!! Dr. B. Douglas, Newport News, Va

    • Prosper4life1

      I’m sorry, Dr. Beatrice Douglas. To much evidence against Mr. Long, I think the accusers enjoyed it  while it lasted. When the money stop or Mr. Long found some youngers BOY’s to entrap, that’s when the lawsuit came about. My question to you Dr. Beatrice Douglas, what do you have your doctrine in. After reading your words ( mmmmmm ) This is my thoughts……. 

  • Nii-Kootse

    Sadly that African-Americans church members will take care of this debt from a Pasta, while claiming they are the poorest the US gvts. never care about?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Olin-Ross/546574576 Olin Ross

      I knew sooner or later an a$$ hole like you would appear……I’m African-American and I haven’t claim I’m the poorest that the US gvts never cared about….By your comment I’m assuming you are a white boy or just a plain ignorant a$$ fool. The poorest people in this country are Whites….It is more of them on welfare percentage wise than Blacks….This is a statistical  fact………..

  • Chisley Byteback

    So that money will be coming from the Bishop’s parishioners no doubt. They love and forgive him to the tune of that much money then they must truly feel blessed. This is his answer to “pleading the blood” and he can get away with telling his congregation ,this is what Jesus would do. He has so many “blind” followers and members in position of authority and no one wants to lose their place in the church hiarchy that now its only about pass the plate and give a Amen.

  • Anonymous

    To pay $25 Million to make a story go away you have got to be out of your mind.This is saying or admitting that the incident did occur when it had.And yeah i must be Bozo the idiot.To make donations to his church he is out of his mind.Too many people got caught up into his mental-psyche mind manipulation and it makes me wonder how many gullible people will be domcile to his deceitful B.S.Eddie Long is a fraud

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Kaci-Cade/1039634106 Karen Kaci Cade

      I agree with you 100 pct..He is a nasty Faggot closet case Bullshit artist..I have no words of Love for what he has not only done to his victims, but to the 25,000 members of his Congregation and to millions that watched him on televise ministry channels..New Birth missionary Baptist church has all power in them to strike him down! and file a class action against him for their tithes and benevolence offerings, trusting and believing in God’s justice..This should not be something just swept under the rug, it should be an example for any Spiritual leader that abuse his power of authority..

      • Anonymous

        There had to be people that knew of his secret life-style behind close
        doors.No one can say that he or she was not aware of his deviant sexual
        demeanors with other male(s).He is a faggot and to to give all this type of
        money to the said victims is guilt itself.Now the whole world knows what
        type of calibre person that he is and it is ashame that he mislead allot
        that took to his cunning words of deceit.No I do not condone a liar stating
        one thing but yet do just the opposite.No never allow this to be swept under
        the rug and something that is in the dark will come to light.He abused his
        position to be an example and yet he got caught and I am glad it was brought
        to light.He needs to be ashame for the fraud that he is.No I have no love
        for a liar such as he.He lived high off the tithes and offerings so it is
        time for him to come back down to reality.He won’t get sympathy from me.

        • gjeno

          @ thomasclemons5:  You’re Right !!!!

      • gjeno

        @ Karen: A nasty faggot…a bullshit artist ?  YOU’RE RIGHT !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tia-Johnson/1443487952 Tia Johnson

    The world needs the Holy Spirit to be poured out on them. No change in the heart of mankind because they have become lovers of themselves. Thank God our Father has a plan for all that do not obey HIS WORD!! My people perish because of lack of knowledge. Read the word for yourself and let the HOLY SPIRIT be your Guide &Teacher! 

  • Pcblst

    What about the $40,000.00 he was paying annually to each of them before the lawsuit?  So, they did turn on him for more money.  I’d like Bishop long to explain why he was paying them this $40,000.00.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Kaci-Cade/1039634106 Karen Kaci Cade

    For the victims..You should not be compensated  $400,000 for the next 20 years..You should be given community prayer which a lot of us are doing now. Money is what got your booties now, don’t you want justice from your molsesting monster ( Eddie Long)?

  • Anonymous

    I love you Bishop Eddie Long along with the Young Men, that were involved. Time will heal all wombs. Still no one knows what happened, but God, Bishop, and the Alleged Young Men involved. Bishop has still yet to admit to this. The pay off is him just wanting to put this behind him. Who knows, this could be strictly about the money. He is just wanting to move forward and put this behind him, I don’t blame him. God still has worked for him to do, cause he’s still here. Bishop and everyone has to answer to “God Only”, not men. For all of you, who has condemed this man, may God help you. Im totally amazed of the responses from each of you. Let me guess, you guys are just perfect angels, right? I don’t think so. For the people that has direct everyone to the ” BIBLE”, Be sure to read for yourself about no sin is greater than the other. James 2:10
    For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Romans 3:21 says that ‘all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God’… meaning, in essence, that once we sin, regardless of the sin, we become separated from God. Again i say, “none of us have a heaven or hell to put Bishop Eddie Long or anyone. Be Blessed!!!!!!!….One Body In Christ……PEACE

    • Down-Low brotha 4real

      You would probably stay with a down-low man even after being in a sexless relationship for 10 years because the bible is against divorce, right? No we are not all perfect angels but we don’t have 25,000 people following us either, not even on twitter and facebook….lol  but this pulpit pimp said he would fight the charges and didn’t even come close to doing that. You can put up all the bible verses you want but the bottom line is, if he was a police officer and robbed a bank would his job be as forgiving. Ummm no, but the bible says forgive right. Listen sistah i’m not a bible wiz and I don’t claim to know all the answers but come on for real. You sound like someone that don’t think for themselves. You can use the bible as a guide to try to be a better person but right is right and wrong is wrong. The down-low is alive and well and it shows through this man.(i’m not going to even call him a bishop). I’m not going to even start on his followers, I’ve heard it all. I’m going to see if I can start a protest at his church and I don’t even live in his state but I would buy a plane tickets just for that. Now you be blessed.

    • Down-Low brotha 4real

      You would probably stay with a down-low man even after being in a sexless relationship for 10 years because the bible is against divorce, right? No we are not all perfect angels but we don’t have 25,000 people following us either, not even on twitter and facebook….lol  but this pulpit pimp said he would fight the charges and didn’t even come close to doing that. You can put up all the bible verses you want but the bottom line is, if he was a police officer and robbed a bank would his job be as forgiving. Ummm no, but the bible says forgive right. Listen sistah i’m not a bible wiz and I don’t claim to know all the answers but come on for real. You sound like someone that don’t think for themselves. You can use the bible as a guide to try to be a better person but right is right and wrong is wrong. The down-low is alive and well and it shows through this man.(i’m not going to even call him a bishop). I’m not going to even start on his followers, I’ve heard it all. I’m going to see if I can start a protest at his church and I don’t even live in his state but I would buy a plane tickets just for that. Now you be blessed.

      • Anonymous

        Blessed is What I will always be. Go Ahead And Protest, But Im Curious to know what will you be Protesting?…..You Are Amazing To Me Right Now & I Can’t Help But Have Madd Love For You. You Choose To Follow Whoever, Thats Up To You Sweetness. I Stay For God, Not For Man. I Guess You Do Have A Heaven or Hell To Put My Bishop Eddie Long In, Right?……Not!…..I Don’t Think So……Tah!!!Tah!!!Now, Behave & Act Accordingly…..PEACE!!!

  • gjeno

    @ loverofgodsword: Sadly, you are as blind as a bat with sunglasses on at night !

  • Kkps715

    Horrible situation for the victims being taunted mentally from someone they truly looked up to…..i hear they were minors at the time, no one mentioning that..were they?

    • Greglinden

      I heard that they weren’t minors according to the law. If  the victims were minors, the state would’ve persued legal action against the Bishop.

  • Gregory Linden

     Correction: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church via it’s
    pariishoners are paying $25 million to settle the case; Bishop Long isn’t
    comming out of his pocket to pay anything. This guy stepped in dog shit with no
    shoes on and now he’s getting the parishoners to lick his feet
    clean…smh.

  • LivingNreality

    The problem is people are praising MAN and not praising GOD!  GIVE GOD HIS DUE PRAISE! Now with that said it seems that Bishop Eddie Long has put himself in a position that is higher than God. And most not all of his church members are worshiping him instead of the Heavenly Father.  And people should have know he is a false prophet from his name.. BISHOP Eddie long… first you have to be appointed a Bishop and the definition of the word means – A high-ranking Christian cleric, in modern churches usually in charge of a diocese and in some churches regarded as having received the highest ordination in unbroken succession from the apostles.  Any man who can entice a child with shiny things and money ( two things that young teens love) is the devil . And who knows your weakness better than him. And for him to have sons of his own how would he feel if some man touched and sexed his boys. How pissed would he be if someone destroyed their lives and their image of a man of God.  I can only imagine what I would to someone if they hurt my brother and if I had kids I can’t even explain what I would do . This will forever haunt them. I hope they have not and will not lose their faith in God.

  • April_j_1959

    You know I have listened to the news, the radio stations like Tom Joyner Morning Show ect… I’ve listened to the jokes and so fourth. But all I can say is that they critized Jesus Christ for things that have been in our Bibles and history books. Which ever one of us and I mean any race, creed or color can cast the first stone without saying that at one point in your and I mean In” YOUR ” life is clean and you know “YOUR” BACKYARD” is NOT DIRTY then you have the right to critizes. But until then…….

    • gjeno

      @ April : Please stop being fooled !  It’s time to rid our pulpits of these “preachers” who use their positions for profit and pleasure !  When they mess up they should be @136e1281b64fe974e1ee125be4519650:disqus held accontable !  WAKE UP !!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ten2rt Monica harrington

    So i know that i am a couple of weeks late but to all of you defending Bishop Long with your very passive comments, Do you honestly think that the Holy Spirit is dwelling inside of a man who is willfully committing the abominable sin of homosexuality? Think about this question and then i want you to read the story of what God did to Sodom and Gomorrah who did the same thing. Now what if Eddie Long molested your child, would you be sooo forgiving and use the scriptures to defend him??? I think not!!

  • Cinarnell

    … This is scandolous! This entire so called church was premeditated and designed to
    pimp folk,  and engage in homosexuality with these boys! God be the judge. But I tell you it is better to hang a rock around your neck and be thrown in the ocean than to hurt a child! In other words it is better to just kill yourself!

  • cin

    This is scandolous!  People like this man, premeditate and organize so- called churches to steal people’s hard earned money, and to have their way with the women… but in Long’s case with your boys!

  • Shay

    If this amount is correct I think it’s too much.  They were of age and knew better.  They could have said not but the perks were too good.  I wish them well but with that kind of money they will probably just spend it all up foolishly or be taken advantage of by their family and friends.