I guess Bishop Eddie Long can’t catch a break! It has been over a year since the whole scandel involving himself and 5 of his accusers. Now that the millions of dollars have been settled in the designated pockets, Mr. Long is now demanding a partial refund from 3 of his accusers after discovering their breach in contract:
The letter, sent this week by the Atlanta law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham, alleges that Jamal Parris, Spencer LeGrande and Centino Kemp violated terms of a confidentiality agreement outlined in the settlement with Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The firm is seeking at least $900,000 already paid the three accusers, according to people involved in the settlement but not authorized to speak publicly. That figure is a portion of the total settlement with the three men. [Source]
The letter apparently outlines Long’s “demand for arbitration”, though no legal documents were filed. Atlanta litigator Hayden Pace says, “The letter could simply be a threat. No one’s going to turn over the money just simply because you’ve asked for it. You’re going to have to earn it back by establishing your right to it in the courts.” (oop…)
In related news, Bishop Eddie Long added to his legal woes and recently reached a settlement in a failed bank lawsuit after he and his partners failed to return the money used to pursue a real estate venture:
Long and two partners in West Indies Holding Co. LLC, a venture took out a $2 million loan from a Macon bank for a Jonesboro commercial property that includes Omni Hoops & Fitness gymnasium. The bank later failed.
State Bank & Trust, which acquired the failed bank, filed suit in October 2010 in State Court of DeKalb County to recover the remaining balance of $1.9 million, plus interest and fees. [Source]
In the words of the Funky Dineva, can we please get a donation for Mr. Bishop Eddie Long? Watch the video below, but start at 2:06 & 4:15 mark to get my drift. LOL)