UPDATE: Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande, Two of the Four Plaintiffs Against Bishop Eddie Long, Speak Out
UPDATE (9/30/10, 8:27 a.m.): I’ve changed the title of the post to reflect that both Parris and LeGrande are speaking out.
UPDATE (9/30/10, 2:00 a.m.): Spencer LeGrande, the fourth accuser, has also given an interview to a Charlotte, N.C. news station. See below.
This is the full interview.
Other than to say that B.J. Bernstein did not sanction this interview, and has never wanted her clients to talk, there is nothing for me to add.
This time, Parris is persuasive. Very persuasive. However, Bernstein needs to call each of her young clients to tell them to shut up under any circumstances, or the next one to talk may not be so believable.
Parris was tracked down by a Fox News reporter from Atlanta, Dale Russell, to tell his side of the story. For his efforts, media critics are now asking whether Russell coerced him into talking.
Meanwhile, word also came on Tuesday that Bishop Long tried to get the Atlanta DA to drop the charges against Maurice Robinson, one of the young men who burgled his office a couple of months ago.
Furthermore, Bishop Long also had an Atlanta penthouse office where he would meet his boys, possibly from the Long Fellows academy. The management at the office building claimed that many young black men would come to visit Long at his office. Whether it was also the scene of other, more illicit rendezvous remains to be revealed. The blog Dime Wars has photos.
SMH. Just SMH at all this.