by R. Asmerom
You thought we forget about you Eddie, didn’t ya? Well, we actually did til news emerged today that the case will no longer be settled out of court. A trial is expected to commence in the fall.
The Bishop was accused last year of sexual misconduct by four former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members. Long has continuously denied the accusations although it’s safe to say that the majority of the public is suspicious of his innocence. As you may recall, one of the accusers leaked photos of Long wearing a tight body suit that Long sent to him.
Long has continued to work at his Church and up until today, it was believed that the worst was behind him. According to Mediator Elmer Gobel, who spoke to Atlanta’s WSB TV 2 news station, it doesn’t come as a total shock that mediations fell through in this case.
“It’s not the kind of thing that you sit down at a table and 10 minutes later everybody’s agreeing,” he said. Maybe Long didn’t have enough money to satisfy the demands of his accusers, or maybe there were other non-financial matters that both parties couldn’t agree upon. Whatever the case, Long is in for another whirlwind of media attention if this case does see its day at court.