Eddie Long’s attorneys are seeking to recover $900,000 from the financial settlement of three of the five people who accused him of sexual coercion in 2010, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bishop Long released a statement early last month stating he wanted to move forward. The statement was removed as suddenly as it appeared. Read Why Has Bishop Eddie Long Removed His Statement?
The move forward appears not to have been as smooth as Franklyn would have hoped, for the letter sent by the attorney of the mega-church bishop 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 confidentiality of the agreement was breached, when, accordingly, the three men broke their silence through through public interviews. Kemp has announced a tell-all book called First Lady. Parris and LeGrande also revealed earlier this summer their plans to write a book. 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
Financial terms of that settlement have not been disclosed but, based on the letter and the fact that each of the young men were paid equitably, the speculation is that the total comes to at least $1.5 million.