WATCH | Bishop Long Accuser Speaks To Media To Garner Sympathy

Lord have mercy…..this story is getting sensational and getting crazier by the minute. The Youtube video and new media coverage of the accuser is suppose to give us that uh huh moment. Now the uproar is suppose to get louder but personally if I was Bishop I would not say shit in response to anything until the day it is time to go to court. Period! The accuser speaks to the media to garner sympathy from the public. This story is going to be played out in the media for public opinion? The reporters happen to have found the accuser lurking in a 24 hour convenience store? He walks out of the store and start speaking directly on camera. It does not look like he was finding it difficult to start chatting into the news cameras to the reporters. Oh really! I did not see any real raw emotion at all….sorry, not one bit of it. Do you know how hard it is for an African American young man to come forward and discuss molestation of any kind? Any man for that matter, hell race has nothing to do with it….the shame that a young straight man would have can not begin to be capture on film. Some young men would not want their faces on screen despite filing a lawsuit. That was too easy is all I am saying..not saying the young man is lying but he still has to prove his case in court. To get on national television and start spilling information….something does not resonate with this type of behavior for me. I am reserving my judgment until a verdict is hand down from the court system….there is a sexual allegation lawsuit filed in the court system by the very accuser who just went on national television to discuss the behavior of a man that he alleges commit sexual acts against him and three other young men over the consenting age of 16 years old in the state of Georgia. Did his lawyer advise him about speaking to the media?
Making statements to the media does not prove any individual case beyond a reasonable doubt. The accuser’s lawyer should advise these young men it is not a good ideal to speak to the media and make defaming statements on camera until they have proven their case in a court of law.  I don’t agree with the way the media is attempting to obtain justice for the young men nor their attorney. If I did not know any better I am beginning to think that the statements being made are to divide a black community and make folks question Christianity, how we view homosexuality, and to ruin a Bishop that has not been found doing anything wrong as of yet. The charges are against Bishop Eddie Long. I heard the Bishop own statement made to the public along with the rest of the world and on Youtube during his Sunday service that he will be willing to fight the charges in a court of law. Enough with the freaking dirty politics. Basically making the statement on national television is suppose to garner sympathy from the public based on statements along without any solid proof that the Bishop committed the alleged acts? What kind of society do we live in if we can easily convicted a person without any proof of wrongdoing? I am not taking sides but nothing has been proven by anyone as of yet….or is this video being to make to shakedown the Bishop? I think your serious about taking him to court? I am confused! The accuser basically reiterated verbally everything he said that is written in the legal complaint to the media but we get to see some emotional stuff added to it when he looks into the camera as if he is speaking to the Bishop. All I can say at this point is that the accusers will have their opportunity to prove the sexual allegations against the Bishop but for goodness sakes, have some sense and don’t play the politic play it out in the media for public opinion game….you might lose that one because folks are going to question the real motives behind it. How did the accusers attempt to settle it as mentioned in the video? Now I want to know what the heck that meant? Do they have proof besides a picture of the Bishop standing in fully clothe athletic gear? Where are the parents of these youngsters? Are there any witnesses? Who actually are the witnesses that can substantiate these accusers claims besides the accusers themselves? Oh yeah if this is not for money…who is paying the attorney? Is she working on Pro Bono or contingency? Are the youths asking for damages in the form of money? If so, are the accusers donating the settlement to an charity? When he said it was not for money, my mind start churning thoughts….wow the lawyer must be working for free! This is why a no comment response would have been the best course of action and to keep it moving until justice is served in the courtroom. Receiving public opinion is not always good and you can’t be 100 % certain what side the media is playing…they just want a hot story for ratings. See my headline…..now get this everyone does not feel that Bishop Eddie Long did anything wrong, he has not be found guilty of committing a crime and the accusers have not proven any wrong doing. Simply speaking to the media does not prove shit nor does it garner sympathy…if anything it is going to piss folks off! Only ignorant folks would jump to conclusions without solid proof…this is one of those cases you simply pause and let it play itself out amongst the players. Don’t judge, give your opinion because this feels to much like the Michael Jackson scandal. Both sides deserves a fair shot at proving themselves and it is not our call. The accusers made that decision when they filed the legal complaint with their attorney. What your not going to do is manipulate the public opinion without any solid proof…we all have a right to our opinions and this is mine.
Parris claims in his lawsuit the father-like figure used scripture to justify sex. And he lavished money, cars, jewelry, trips in the Bishop’s private jet, even homes on the teens, sometimes with funds from the church coffers.
“You finally have a father that you’ve always wanted for and always dreamed of,” Parris said. “He would just walk away from you if you don’t give him what he wants. So you end up turning into something you never thought you would be, which is now a slave to a man that you love.”
As he claimed in his lawsuit, Jamal says the bishop began a slow sexual seduction, which became more intimate and more intense after the young boys became of legal age.
“So, while the media and the rest of the people around the city, around the country look at us like how could grown men let another man touch him, what you have to understand is this man has manipulated us since childhood,” Parris explained. “This was our father and we loved him.”
“This man turned his back on us when he had no more need for us,” Parris said. “That’s not a father, that’s a predator.”
Parris says he attempted to resolve the matter privately with the bishop, but when that didn’t work, lawsuits were filed identifying the young men accusing the bishop.
“We would have to be the craziest kids in the world to want to come out and admit to another man touching on us publicly,” said Parris. “To really believe this is about money would be absolutely ludicrous.”
He says he loved Bishop Long, but he can’t escape the nightmare of what he says Long did to him as a young man.
“I cannot get the sound of his voice out of my head,” said Parris. “I cannot forget the smell of his cologne.  And I cannot forget the way that he made me cry many nights when I drove in his car on the way home, not able to take enough showers to wipe the smell of him off of my body.”
Actual full transcript:
Jamal Parris didn’t want to talk at first, but before he left us, he had plenty to say about Bishop Eddie Long.“You look at our eyes,” Parris said. “You hear the pain in our voice. We have no reason to lie to this man.”

Jamal Parris is one of four young men who have filed sexual misconduct lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long, accusing him of using scripture and church money to sexually seduce them.

“I am not the man being portrayed on the television,” Bishop long told the congregation at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. “That’s not me.”

On Sunday, Bishop Eddie Long spoke for the first time, never flatly denying the claims, but vowing to fight.

“I feel like David against Goliath,” Long said.

Since last week, none of the four young men have talked publicly about the lawsuit– until now. We found Jamal Parris shopping at a 24-hour store in Colorado. Initially, he was reluctant to talk.

But once he started, he told a riveting story about how as a young teen– a 14 year old with no father in his life– he joined New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Eddie Long came into his life. He said Long said to call him “daddy” and to trust him with spiritual guidance.

“I loved him,” Parris said. “I’m always going to have love for the things that he taught me. But how he left us hurt worse than anything I ever felt in my life.”

Parris claims in his lawsuit the father-like figure used scripture to justify sex. And he lavished money, cars, jewelry, trips in the Bishop’s private jet, even homes on the teens, sometimes with funds from the church coffers.

“You finally have a father that you’ve always wanted for and always dreamed of,” Parris said. “He would just walk away from you if you don’t give him what he wants. So you end up turning into something you never thought you would be, which is now a slave to a man that you love.”

As he claimed in his lawsuit, Jamal says the bishop began a slow sexual seduction, which became more intimate and more intense after the young boys became of legal age.

“So, while the media and the rest of the people around the city, around the country look at us like how could grown men let another man touch him, what you have to understand is this man has manipulated us since childhood,” Parris explained. “This was our father and we loved him.”

Thanks for visiting thephotographer4you®
Thephotographer4you®
pin it button WATCH | Bishop Long Accuser Speaks To Media To Garner Sympathy
pixel WATCH | Bishop Long Accuser Speaks To Media To Garner Sympathy

Related posts