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Bishop Eddie Long Accuser Jamal Parris Speaks Out; Remembers Pastor’s Voice, Smell Of His Cologne [Video]

 

Jamal Parris Speaks Out Against Bishop Eddie Long.
Jamal Parris, one of the four men that have accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion, has spoken out for the first time.

Parris, 24, was contacted by FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dale Russell who traveled to Colorado in hopes of speaking with the oldest of Bishop Long’s accusers.

Russell caught Parris leaving a local grocery late Sunday night and reports that while Parris was at first reluctant to speak, he eventually told a story of “love, anger, and desire to protect other young men.”

Parris told that Long became a “father-like figure” to him who lavished money, cars, jewelry and trips on his private jet, that eventually b turned him into a “slave“ to a man he loved.

“You finally have a father that you’ve always wanted for and always dreamed of,” Parris said. “He would just walk away from you if you don’t give him what he wants. So you end up turning into something you never thought you would be, which is now a slave to a man that you love.”

“So, while the media and the rest of the people around the city, around the country look at us like how could grown men let another man touch him, what you have to understand is this man has manipulated us since childhood,” Parris explained. “This was our father and we loved him.”


He also denies allegations that he and the other three men are trying to blackmail the Bishop for money and calls the claims “ludicrous.”

“We would have to be the craziest kids in the world to want to come out and admit to another man touching on us publicly,” said Parris. “To really believe this is about money would be absolutely ludicrous.”


He also added one final shocking claim during the interview, detailing nights when he would cry and try to wash off the Bishop’s scent after being abused.

“I cannot get the sound of his voice out of my head…I cannot forget the smell of his cologne.  And I cannot forget the way that he made me cry many nights when I drove in his car on the way home, not able to take enough showers to wipe the smell of him off of my body.”


Check out the full interview courtesy of FOX 5 below.

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  • dj

    WOW!

  • kg

    Damn go head tasha sure told them! U go to his church?

  • Krusher Kronkite

    What puzzles me is why parishioners place so much value and trust in man and not God? Sure it is a travesty that we have so-called men of the cloth involved in some of the most perverse behavior under the guise of religion; but you’ve just proven through your research that this is an ongoing problem within the church. Why should it take a high profile case to get folks talking especially when abuse continues to ravage innocent lives within the home where silence dwells as well? Several days ago, I left a comment on Bishop Long’s cousin blog(Rev. Rondy Long) and he stated that he knew this type of activity has been going on for a very long time and if so(I commented) why didn’t he speak up a long time ago? Yes we need to hold these destructive men accountable, however we must govern our churches in our communities regardless of how prominent or large the congregations are.

  • Mike

    Sorry Ms. Montgomery, this man is a predator and he is going to pay for what he has done to the boys. You can be blind to whats out there if you want to, but something happened.

  • Robert porter

    This man is guilty period
    He is a false prophet.
    The people in this “church” do not want to believe it
    because they are worshipping this man. During sunday’s
    service they were singing the hymn “Praise Him”-
    not to my LORD and SAVIOR but to eddie long!

    • Revealed

      The bishop is being exposed. I do not believe that God would allow this sort of goings on before stopping it in its tracks, if the bishop was truly living a holy and blameless life. I have been in the church all of my life and decided to live a truly set apart life decades ago (I made critical mistakes at a young age, now I am in my late forties). While I know that the enemy can and will attack during periods of trial and testing, The Lord knows how to shield and protect those who are truly being attacked because of their position of taking a stand in Christ. What is unraveling now does not appear to be in line with someone who is under attack because of their desire to live holy before the Lord.

  • missvalz

    Just Pray people , Keep praying for all parties please.

  • This whole situation is just getting worse and worse. Bishop Long needs to step down and deal with this. Why involve the church and drag 25,000 members into this? Even if the allegations aren’t true, Bishop Long’s time and resources will be occupied. I’m trying to hold off judgement but it’s really not looking good here. I do feel sorry for all the people involved.

    http://www.rhymesandpolitics.com

  • Kay

    Tasha Montgomery, PLEASE!! Go somewhere and sit yo’ silly, young self down. You are probably one of those young people who appeared on Don Lemon’s show. They couldn’t even put two intelligent sentences together. If your church has it like that, why did they send these three young people. Where were the older saints? I know – they are the ones with wisdom. They know what’s going on. That’s why you didn’t see them on tv defending bishop.

  • Joyce

    This is the season where God is pulling the covers off. Anything not of Him will be uncovered. Those of us who are truly in Christ live in a Kindom that cannot be shaken; Hebrews 12:28. It was prophesied in my church last year that this was beginning to happen, either you are for Him or against Him and those who are in authority who are faking and using the pulpit to hid behind and do their dirt will be showed up for who they truly are. God will not be mocked and He wont stand for these false preachers, teachers, prophets, evangalist, etc., to continue to use His Name in vain.

  • lotta

    Eddie Long should be trialed in a court of Law not in the Media.
    My problem with this whole issue is Eddie Long is innocent until PROVEN guilty. No matter what he says it will never satisfy everyone because one question leads to another. For those of you who continue to believe that a man is guilty because a few boys come forward to accuse are FOOLISH.None of us know what God will allow and why. Iknow they accused my lord and had him crucified between 2 criminals and he was Innocent.John the baptist had his head cut off because he preached repentance to a king married to his brothers wife.Jesus is lord let him deal with this mans sins. I am sure the rest of us have our hands full with our own sins.

    HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.

    • MoMo

      Really? Have you SEEN the pictures? You don’t have any unanswered questions? If he is the “annointed of God”, then why does he have to follow a carnal lawyers advice? Is God suddenly WEAK now? Or has he simplyt LIED to you and leaked millions on what many have said before all of this surfaced? He is a fraud. Repentance is ALWAYS available…but it does not mean things will be restored.

      Remember, Moses wept “with bitter tears” after he disobeyed God and struck the rock when the 2nd time all he was instructed to do was SPEAK to it…..resulting, his repentance was indeed accepted, but still could not enter the promised land.

  • lotta

    JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED.

    Sounds like a lot of judgement going on here.

  • Bible Reader

    That’s why we need to study our Bibles daily! So that we can point out the crooked preachers like Eddie Long. He sure is Long alright–a long, crooked-brained preacher! We better turn to God, folks! These preachers are hiding behind God, portraying their spirituality! It’s not good–it’s not right! And I’m gonna keep studying the Bible & praying that God will lead me in the right way, because these false preachers will take you straight down to hell (they are working for Satan)!

    • de_destined

      @Bible Reader: You words sound like that of a man who was asked why he needed the gift of discernment. He replied, “So that I can know whois prophecying lies”.
      Think about it, friend, why study the bible for the singular purpose of ‘catchin’ fakes? Methinks that should be left to God, don’t you? Just asking.
      I’m trying not to take sides here, but y’all should consider removing the logs on your eyes before helpng someone to remo the specks in his.
      Ironically, I’m convinced that several destinies have been positively affected through this man’s ministry. God sure has the final say.
      Even the vilest offenders, from Jesus a pardon receives. God help us all, for noone else can.
      Conclusively, I believe we need a better measure of love on a global level, we are just too hateful and sad, inferring from the several comments.
      Jesus is Lord.

      • MoMo

        Stop looking at Eddie Long…It’s GOD that changes, not HIM. His “ministry” (regardless of the good done in the community, OJ Simpson was charitable as well…means nothing when it comes to behavior) does not change anyone…GOD transforms….do you think God NEEDS US? No he doesn’t, he said that he could “make the rocks cry out” in praise if He wanted…..Eddie Long is important in your eyes, but as teh scrupture says “What is esteemed in the eyes of men is an abomination in the sight of God”.

        Not good in any facet. Do you think Long has the need for a private Jet when folks are trying to get jobs and living check to check on others? You are a FOOL if you think so.

  • Bible Reader

    And Tasha, you better understand to put your trust in God and not in Satan! You better wake up, woman, & get some real spiritual knowledge from God. Eddie Long can’t save you, because if he could, he wouldn’t need a lawyer to get out this mess! Understand the real truth, woman, & wise up!

  • lotta

    You are correct we need to study our bibles daily.
    The bible says God will judge not us. And these preachers can not take you to hell because if you are covered in the BLOOD OF CHRIST he has saved you from hell.

    If you read Gal 5;22 IT SPEAKS ON IF A BROTHER IS CAUGHT IN SIN AND I SAY IF. THEN WE SHOULD LOOK AND MAKE SURE LEST WE FALL. Very simple , Go to church, pray for your pasters and cover everyone in the church in the Blood of Christ.

    And never have envy of anothers blessings or goods be satified with what you have from the lord.

    And whoever they are working for dont worry keep your garments pure with jesus

  • lotta

    Tasha is very much awake. Tasha never said that Eddie Long could save her. Read her response again please. and if i were you i would think twice about what your saying about a Lawyer. If you read the scriptures God uses Lawyers ,Docters, and the Police as his AGENTS ITS IN THE BIBLE. And just because they are used does not make a person guilty its call a TRIAL OR TRIBULATION

    JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED

    • MoMo

      Please. SMH. Why did Paul OPENLY rebuke Peter for his hypocrisy? I’m waiting. That seems like a prime opportunity for Peter to resist. He didn’t. Why? He was being hypocritical and polluting the Gospel with his actions.

      So according to your “logic” Paul was WRONG for rebuking Peter for hypocrisy. Just as we are WRONG for requesting answers from “the annointed of God” regarding his relations with kids…essentially violating the God & the parent’s (single parents at that) trust.

      The fact he DROPPED that mic after he spoke Sunday in the fashion he did then to walk away (in the FACE of accusations!) tells you more than enough about this man’s continued arrogance.

      Someone remind him that David (when he fought Goliath) was a shepherd. He attacked any animal attempting to hurt the flock.

      Here? Long was USING and ABUSING the flock…essentially taking away the development (and throwing it away) of these young men for his own LUST. The truth can come out and you STILL won’t believe it.

  • lotta

    Tasha is very much awake. Tasha never said that Eddie Long could save her. Read her response again please. and if i were you i would think twice about what your saying about a Lawyer. If you read the scriptures God uses Lawyers ,Docters, and the Police as his AGENTS ITS IN THE BIBLE. And just because they are used does not make a person guilty its call a TRIAL OR TRIBULATION

  • lotta

    I would like to say that Eddie Long is not a false prophet because he does speak the word . I THINK WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY IS THAT HE IS A SINNER.

  • lotta

    When Jesus was in the garden before his ARREST. Soliders came to pick him up. and PETER CUT OFF THE EAR OF MALCHUS.
    Jesus Healed him immediatly.
    Who was Jesus a criminal , a sinner NO. SAVIOR

    Who was Peter well, God called him the Rock on whom he will build his church.

    I hope someone sees that you need to know what God is doing before you makes assesments of the facts, because you could be wrong in stating someone is guilty.Eddie is not the Savior but if you were in the garden you would problely be among them who thought Jesus was not the Savior.

  • Lory Turner

    Ok for those who dont know, you need to keep your mouth off the man of God, if you believe it to be so the best thing for you to do is pray because it is not for you to judge. We all know, adults molest young men and we all no kids lie, we can only assume but God knows. What is done in the dark will come to the light but for the sake of your own life KEEP YOUR MOUTH OFF THE MAN OF GOD. If you dont as I have seen more times than a little bit, God can ALLOW something to happen where you wont have time to even think about what someone else is doing.

  • Bible Reader

    Lotta, show me some scripture & we can converse. Bring it because I got mine to back up what I say.

  • Bible Reader

    Also, Lotta. I know the scripture you’re talking about. Like I said, don’t compare this man to a MAN OF GOD. Jesus was not accused of wrongdoing. He was accused of being righteous. Eddie Long is being accused of wrongdoing! Name me something BAD that Jesus was accused of???? I’m waiting.

    Remember, name me something BAD!!! Not something good, like teaching in His Father’s name, or preaching the word. Those are GOOD things, not bad things!

  • Bible Reader

    Lory Turner, read 1 John 4:1 and tell me if the scripture says it’s wrong for us to test these so-called MEN OF GOD. That’s why so many of us are being mislead today by fake preachers!

    We fail to open up the TRUE WORD of GOD and we stop reading our Bibles. When we open our Bibles, we don’t pray for the understanding from GOD, but we put our trust in men like Eddie Long & still claim that they are MEN OF GOD.

    Let me give you a list of some MEN OF GOD. The examples from the Bible are:

    Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Daniel, Jesus, Paul, Stephen, Cornelius, Mathias, Simon (book of Luke), Job, Samuel, and so many others who have shown that they were MEN OF GOD by the way they lived.

    DONT LIVE A LIE, LIVE THE TRUTH, AND YOU SHALL BE CALLED A TRUE MAN/WOMAN OF GOD!!! Amen!!!

  • dj

    BTW: Are any Black People winning from all this? WE ALL LOOK FOOLISH AS A RACE OF PEOPLE!!!!!SHAME ON YOU ALL FOR MAKING EDDIE LONG and all the others we WORSHIP THRU MUSIC SALES, LIQUOR BRAND CONSUMPTION , THE CLOTHS WE WEAR!!!! BLACK PEOPLE WAKE UP WE MADE THESE MONSTERS…GET BACK TO YOUR ROOTS. GET YOUR 40 ACES AND A MULE FOR CASH!!!!!! NOT ON CREDIT!!!!!!! EDDIE LONG DOES’NT NEED CREDIT…HE HAS ALL THE SHEEP’S CASH. THINK ABOUT IT….

  • lotta

    Bible Reader Jesus was accused of wrong doing by claiming to be the son of God.The phari and sadd condemed this. WHAT I HAVE
    SAID AND AM SAYING LET THE COURT OF LAW TRIAL THIS MAN ,NOT YOUR OPINIONS.WHEN YOU CONDEM SOMEONE BEFORE ALLLLLLLLLLLL THE FACTS ARE PUT FORTH YOU ARE JUDGING ITS JUST THAT SIMPLE.This is not a question of rebuke because you dont have all the facts. If someone says that JESUS IS NOT LORD OR PREACHES ANOTHER GOSPEL I CAN REBUKE IT.If a man is accused of wrong doing you need to be careful because if by chance this is all a lie than you have participated in sin.

  • lotta

    Bible Reader Jesus was crucified because THEY THOUGHT HE DID WRONG.( AS A SHEEP BROUGHT TO SLAUGHTER HE DID NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH) He was PURE before God but it was the BLINDNESS OF PEOPLE THAT MADE THEM SEE HIM
    AS EVIL. The bible said he was accused of having a demon. All of this is in the word of God. I am going to say this One last time.
    A MAN IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. I dont care if
    ONE MILLION PEOPLE CONDEMM SALLY, JACK AND JASON
    If they are declared innocent than Let every man be a liar but God be true.I DONT FOLLOW THE MASSES THEY WILL LEAD YOU TO HELL.

    • dj

      @lotta BTW where is HELL at? Ohh and the next time you talk to your god… Tell him my rent is due and he is behind on answering the prays of the less fortunate.

  • missvalz

    MoMo I agree just Pray people.

  • dj

    Ohh and one more note…. If all this is true and his whole church is praying it’s not….Who’s prayers did god answer?

  • MoMo

    The truth will ALWAYS win out….God is not the Father of lies. If the church would rather a lie than the truth (no matter what it was) then they would be praying to the father of lies and not the King of Kings…..

  • missvalz

    dj GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.

    • dj

      @missvalz. LMFAO. Your reply is the point. I don’t believe in a god. I believe in my self only. That is why I get up and go to work everyday. If you believe in god or not does not change your human form. That is the problem. People think that religion makes somebody special or chosen. The Supreme made all in this world, non believers,critics, everything. At the end of the day for me this all jokes, because no matter what happens the World will not be a better place because of this Eddie Long joke. It is a reflection on the human race. Further more if man is made in the image of god what does that say for ALL of us and ALL of YOU SELF RIGHTEOUS ZEALOTS!

  • dj

    BTW: I’am a 3 time survivor of abuse. A word to the wise “Trust NO Authority” No one person has power over others

  • lotta

    DJ YOU DONT BELIEVE IN GOD YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

    WHO S AIR DO YOU BREATH, WHO KEEPS YOUR HEART BEATING TO GO TO WORK , WHO GROWS YOUR FOOD TO SUSTAIN YOUR BODY. YOU ARE ONLY ABLE TO DO THESE
    THINGS BY THE POWER OF GOD. YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT GOD TAKING CARE OF YOU DAILY.

  • lotta

    Bible Reader you are not understanding what i am saying here.
    Let me break it down TO YOU.
    Jesus did nothing wrong but people were accusing him and he was crucified which was a cruel punishment.If Eddie Long is innocent and did not do these things than you are condeming an innocent person and that means that the innocent man goes free and is clean
    (JESUS )BUT THE ACCUSERS ARE GUILTY. USE YOUR BRAIN
    YOU DO NOT HAVE PROOF OF EDDIES GUILT ,YOU WERE NOT THERE.YOU ARE BEING THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN.

  • lotta

    Bible Reader look up ACCUSER IN THE DICTIONARY.
    THE DEVIL IS THE ACCUSER AND UNTIL YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE SOMEONE DID A CRIME . AND READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU COMMENT BECAUSE YOU DID NOT COMPREHEND WHAT I WROTE. I SAID THAT JESUS WAS INNOCENT BUT IN THE MINDS OF BLIND PEOPLE THEY THOUGHT MANY EVIL THINGS ABOUT HIM. JUST LIKE YOU COULD BE DOING TO ANOTHER INNOCENT MAN WHETHER ITS EDDIE , JOHN OR LUTHER. DOES NOT MATTER. IF A MAN IS INNOCENT OF A CRIME AND YOU ACCUSE THEN YOU ARE GUILTY
    I HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THIS CONCEPT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SLOWLY GET THIS.

  • lotta

    First of all I saw the photos and all i saw is a man fully dressed in work out gear. Second you really do not know if the photos were stolen because his phone could have been stolen by these boys who apparently robbed himof diffrent things. every thing you have spoken of is half information you are an outsider with very little information and you make judgements and opinions one after another listen to yourself . YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FACTS IN THERE ENTIRITY WHICH MEANS THAT YOU are making assumptions that are wrong if this man happens to be innocent.

  • lotta

    MoMO i did not stray Moses killed an Egyptian and he was punished in the wilderness by God for 40 years READ THE BIBLE .
    but he was still chosen as the DELIVERER FOR THE JEWS AFTER THE 40 YEARS WAS UP.Where did you come up with the word pleasure ? My point is God called him regardless of all his flaws and if you read the bible further his sister Miram was punished with Lepers for speaking against him and had to be put out of the camp for 7 days before she was healed. READ ,READ AND LEARN AND BEFORE YOU ANSWER MAKE SURE YOUR ANSWER MAKES SENSE BECAUSE IT DID NOT MAKE SENSE AT ALL

    • MoMo

      You said I need to “read”. Understanding of the Word comes from STUDY, do you undertand the diffewrence between the two? You use them as similies in your previous response, which makes ZERO sense.

      Why was Moses not permitted to enter the promised land?

      I will await your answer. You seem to not know it….and it wasn’t for murder. Eddie Long is surely no Moses in leading the children out of Egypt, Eddie Long in the office of a pastor has failed….you DO know there are requirements in the Bible as to the office of a pastor, right? Or do you pick and choose what scriptures are good for the occasion?

      How about you read Paul’s 1st letter to Timothy in Paul telling Timothy what was required of the office of a pastor, and ask your self if Eddie Long is (in Paul’s words) “blameless”, “living a modest life”, & “above reproach”.

      Look up these terms in the context Paul applied and make sense from what dribble you responded to.

  • lotta

    YOU ALL WOULD SAVE THE COURT SYSTEM A LOT OF MONEY. JUST THROW EVERYONE IN JAIL WITHOUT A TRIAL OF COURSE EVERYONE BUT YOURSELVES BECAUSE YOU ALL WOULD WANT A FAIR TRIAL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILYS . HOW HYPOCRITICAL.

  • dj

    Damn!!! I cant believe we are still talking about this. News flash people see how what somebody else does effects us all. 2nd THE BILE IS A NON-FICTION BOOK! THE BOOK HAS BEEN REWRITTEN HUNDREDS OF TIMES OVER FOR RULES TO EXPLAIN WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT THAT TIME IN HISTORY. SO for starters all the quotes you all are giving is your understanding and explanation of what you know to be true.

  • dj

    Damn!!! I cant believe we are still talking about this. News flash people see how what somebody else does effects us all. 2nd THE BILE IS A FICTION BOOK! THE BOOK HAS BEEN REWRITTEN HUNDREDS OF TIMES OVER FOR RULES TO EXPLAIN WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT THAT TIME IN HISTORY. SO for starters all the quotes you all are giving is your understanding and explanation of what you know to be true.

  • lotta

    First of all Moses was put in the wilderness for 40 years for MURDER.
    Second he was not allowed to enter the promise land because he struck the rock in anger before God. he only could look upon it from
    a distance.So you are the one in error those were 2 separate issues.
    AFTER THE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE GOD TALKED TO HIM FROM A BURNING BUSH TO TELL HIM HIS ASSIGNMENT.
    THEN HE WENT TO THE PHAROAH AND JOURNEYED INTO THE DESERT WITH THE JEWS READ READ READ AND SHOW THYSELF APPROVED.

  • lotta

    MO MO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHRISTAIN IS TO FOLLOW THE TEN COMMANDMENTS DO YOU FOLLOW THEM ALL THE TIME NO THATS WHY WE HAVE OUR LORD JESUS

    ALERT HE SAVES PASTERS FROM THERE SINS TOO

  • lotta

    DJ THERE ARE QUITE A FEW BIBLE BELIEVERS ON THIS POST .I AM ONE OF THEM I BELIEVE EVERY WORD IN THE BIBLE IF YOU DONT THAT IS YOUR CHOICE. BUT THE BIBLE IS THE TRUTH AND JESUS IS LORD. Y

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