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FOURTH LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST BISHOP EDDIE LONG FOR SEXUAL ACTS INFLICTED ON YOUNG MALE CHURCH MEMBERS
This afternoon, lawyers BJ Bernstein of The Bernstein Firm, Jay Sadd of the law firm of Slappey and Sadd, and Katherine V. Hernacki of The Hernacki Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of Spencer LeGrande suing Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The lawsuit alleges Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Negligence; Fraud; Infliction of Emotional Distress and other Counts based on Sexual Acts by Bishop Long against this young male church member.
Mr. LeGrande has alleged in the complaint that he met Bishop Long when he was 15 years old at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC where he and his mother were among the founding families. Mr. LeGrande accompanied the Bishop on several international trips, including trips to Kenya and South Africa. Mr. LeGrande relocated to Atlanta at the behest of Bishop Long in order to attend Beulah Heights University. Intimate contact began with the first Africa trip and extended through Mr. LeGrande's time living in Atlanta. The specifics are alleged in the lawsuit which will be sent to you shortly.
There will be no press conference, and no statements from the attorneys or this courageous young man, who is another David stepping forward against Goliath.