Sources report that Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta has had a lawsuit filed against him by two men. The men allege that Long engaged in sexual relationships with them as teenagers while they were members of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. CNN broke the story and other media outlets have picked it up since then. Even though the men were of age of consent Long could be in trouble in other states. The men’s attorney has said she is talking to other victims to see if more legal action can be taken. According to CNN
The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex.
Long took one plaintiff, Anthony Flagg, 21, to overnight trips to a half dozen American cities, Flagg’s suit alleges.
“Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with plaintiff Flagg including kissing, massaging, masturbating of plaintiff Flagg by defendant Long and oral sexual contact,” the suit says.