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For the first time since settling sex abuse lawsuits with Bishop Eddie Long, two of his accusers are speaking out about the case in an exclusive interview with WSB-TV.
By speaking out about their alleged relationship with Long, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande risk losing the unspecified money they were awarded in the settlement.
The young men told WSB-TV that it was never about money and was always about the truth, and they feel like their whole story still hasn’t been told. The two said they are planning on writing a book about their ordeal.
The men spoke to WSB-TV for several hours, about their relationships with Bishop Eddie Long, what they went through during the settlement talks, and how they’re doing now.
This week in Miami Jamal Parris pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He told Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer that he was never a drug dealer, that he wasn’t trying to look like a drug dealer and that the whole arrest is a product of what he went through with Bishop Eddie Long.
Spencer and LeGrande also described how they felt watching Long deny the allegations to his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church congregation last September.
Full interview below:
Fox 5 Atlanta also spoke to the accusers
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