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New Report Says Bishop Eddie Long Settled For $24.8 Million, Gave Private Apology

 


New Report Says Bishop Eddie Long Settled For $24.8 Million, Gave Private Apology—Refused To Give Public Apology

A new report claims to have the settlement details of the Bishop Eddie Long’s sexual coercion lawsuits.

As previously reported the New Birth Missionary Baptist head settled with all four of his accusers earlier this month to avoid trial but further information was not released.

It was long speculated however that The Bishop dished out over $15 million to keep the case sealed and the details secret.

Now according to reporter Robert “Rob” Redding Jr. of ReddingNewsReview.com a source has confirmed that the embattled pastor paid $24.8 million to his four accusers and offered them a private apology.

According to Redding, the church had been paying the young men $40,000 a year and what began as a $2 million agreement to settle the case for each them quickly rose to $5.5 million for the respective plaintiffs, the source said, only because Long refused to publically admit guilt.

Redding’s source adds that 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 final figure comes to $22 million for the four men and $2.8 million for the plaintiff’s attorneys.

Redding News Review adds that they received a paraphrased version of Long’s apology but decided not to print it.

Before the report was published, Long could not be reached for comment.

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  • Tonto Kawalski

    DAMN. SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE CHURCH IS DRAINED AND OUT OF BUSINESS? CAUSE PEOPLE WILL NOW KNOW THAT THEY AINT PAYING PAYING TITHES AND OFFERINGS, THEY PAYING OFF THE LAWSUIT FOR THEIR GREAT LEADER.

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  • http://holymayhem.wordpress.com deniset24

    Great post Danielle_______As I said in mine: “Does the term educated fool or the word arrogance come to mind?” And again, whose navigating at New Birth? Are the members there simply zombies or what? Who approved these asinine settlement figures. After all, just a few months ago, Long announced that New Birth had to lay off staff and that he took a salary cut??? Did any of those moves have anything to do with Long’s ability to pay off these four young men?

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