He wants his money back. Hey, attention whoring ain’t easy but somebody’d gotta do it!

Attorneys representing Eddie Long’s church have informed three of the five young men who accused the pastor of sexual coercion that they intend to recover nearly $1 million from their financial settlement, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.

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.

Financial terms of that settlement have not been disclosed but, based on the letter and the fact each of the young men were paid equitably, the total comes to at least $1.5 million.

The letter outlines the plaintiffs’ “demand for arbitration” though no legal documents have yet been filed.

The letter could simply be a threat, said Atlanta litigator Hayden Pace.

“No one’s going to turn over the money just simply because you’ve asked for it,” Pace said. “You’re going to have to earn it back by establishing your right to it in the courts.”

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Hat tip to Greg for update

15 Comments

  1. He just needs to let it go and move on. They have done those boys enough harm.

  2. I think these guys are foregoing the cash to bring Eddie Long to his knees and take away his power to continue to inflict damage on young men. If everything remains quiet, he goes back to business as usual. If they raise a stink, he cannot continue his predatory behavior because his name will always be out there as a sexual predator that should be avoided. I commend them for their stance against his evil actions.

  3. Eddie Long HAS to try to get the money back. He’s short on cash and dealing with a new 2 million dollar judgment against him. He has no choice except to try to recoup some of it or force the terms of the original agreement to be changed.

  4. Have Eddie’s lawyers questioned him about WHY man after man after man is making the SAME accusation against him?

  5. More financial troubles for Fast Eddie:

    PRESS HERE

  6. This is where the prosperity gospel gets turned on its proverbial head. If Christ died so that they could all be “rich”, wouldn’t they have the $$ to take care of ANY mess that comes up? Would their churches be sinking when membership drops off? Would they be afraid to turn over financial records to the IRS for fear of paying back a hefty sum? This is why people under these prosperity ministries need to think and use their discernment to asnwer these questions. If the leader of a mega-church ministry is having financial issues- the one telling you that your financial issues are non-existent if you just “claim it”- then folks need to realize that what they espouse each Sunday is nothing more than psychobabble to get parishioners to part ways with their hard earned dough. How come no one ever questions the fact that TD Jakes was homeless at the same time that he was “saved”? That says something about the “prosperity” gospel- he didn’t get rich until AFTER he became a pastor with a church full of folks to “give til’ it hurts”. Funny stuff indeed. Thanks Lynn for all of your hard work!

  7. Lynn, those lawyers don’t care as long as eddie pays their bill.

  8. I am so confused.

    First he claims he is innocent and he is going to fight

    Then he quietly writes a multi-million dollar check to make the whole thing go away.

    NOW, he wants his money back.

    (I wouldn’t want to promote this BUT) at this point Eddie just come out of the see through closet your hiding in and keep preaching YOUR so called gospel. There are plenty of homosexual preachers trying to preach the word of God while skipping over the sexual purity thing.

  9. Agreements must mean something in arbitration. You can’t have cake and eat it. They had option of going to trial in open court. When stuff started spilling out then they could have withdrawn to a backroom and work it out. They struck a deal and they should stand by it or face the consequences. Whether we like someone and there antics or not should not be color judgment.

  10. Winston,

    You are correct of course. However, the lesson here is that dirt cannot be swept under a rug and never found out.

    I’m surprised Eddie did not know that.

  11. I believe fast Eddie was given a chance to repent. He didn’t so now there going in for the jugular.

  12. I genuinely believe his accusers who have spoken out since receiving the money and have openly said that the money cannot make them whole again. They will have to live with whatever happened to them for the rest of their lives. Even if they took that money and found a good therapist, it still will not erase memories of what they have lived through.

    If I were Eddie Long though, I would just keep silent and not keep this mess going. It is starting to look petty and as a Bishop, how can you teach your congregants about forgiveness and spiritual growth in general when you keep chasing down a few dollars over what someone said about you?

  13. I don’t believe that Eddie’s lawyers are born-again!

  14. No matter how much money they give back; They will no doubt be writing several books based on the events. Expect more and more. It’s rolling downhill fast for Eddie Munster.

    He’s probably going to end up just owning his muscle vest and curly squirrel wig.