September 24th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

Fourth lawsuit filed against Pastor Eddie Long

A fourth lawsuit has been filed against Atlanta-area Pastor Eddie Long,
alleging he coerced a 15 year-old into sex during a trip to Africa.

The man named in the new suit says he first met the pastor at his church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The improprieties continued after he moved to Atlanta at the behest of Long to attend a local university, he said.

A spokesman for Long denied the allegations. He has denied similar allegations of impropriety from 3 other men.

"Our position about the lawsuits has not changed. Bishop Long categorically deny the charges. We believe that it is unfortunate the young men have chosen to take this course of action. The defense team will review the complaints and respond accordingly at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum," Art Franklin said.

Read the full story on CNN.com.

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  1. om

    I think he's gonna kill himself, at some point.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. doubtful

    OK the pics look goofy, but not incriminating.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conner

      Right... Because it is normal for a grown man to send pictures like that to teenage boys... Yeah... Take another hit, Chief...

      September 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. marion

    if you are not with out sin cast the first stone.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conner

      I've got a lot of what your kind would call "sin". That isn't going to stop me from throwing stones because I am not a freaking pedophile...

      September 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. angelo

    wasent eddie long molested when he was younger, i personally think he may have done what these young men our claiming. its said young men going to church to better themselves an they get preyed on by the pastor

    September 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Enrique

    Here ya go.. another closeted self HATING black man.. now whats done in the dark is coming to light..

    September 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Moe

    I believe it's time for these persist / mullahs to get a real job like everyone else, nowadays we all can read the holy books, even better than these mother f****

    September 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mac

    Mary i never said he was guilty. I do believe that some truth is in this because some things can be proven. If you put a person on church payroll there will be records same as if they went on trips or if they were bought a car. I believe that people can get together a and lie but not to this magnitude because the lie will show.God is the one who will judge. I said if he knows that there is truth in this dont lie and drag it on because it will come out

    September 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conner

      Riiiiight... But until "God" is done taking his sweet time judging people, maybe a jury of his peers will do just fine eh?

      September 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Truth

    So, lets say this story isn't true, just for kicks and giggles and lets look at something else: Do you really think that it is ok to be a follower of someone who states that they are preaching the word of God when they drive a Bentley or are living in a mansion? Jesus lived with nothing because he gave EVERYTHING that he had to the poor. He gave to those that did not give to Him in return. I would feel as though I was part of a cult following some clown who lives lavishly. If he is living for God as he has chosen this profession, then he would not be living lavishly. He would give some of his millions away to those who are dying of hunger and to those who can not give to him in return. I don't understand when people follow "Men of God" this way. Take a step back and analyze before you attend a cult, I mean church like this.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. D

    Some of you are quick to judge not considering that he may not have done anything at all.What if the shoe was on the other foot? No one here has to right to pass judgement on Bishop Long, if anyone should be judged here is yourself! Some of you here are real big mouth about pointing out the faults of others but never point that broke finger at yourself.Question is' what are you hiding behind you judgemental FOOL!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mtw220

      You must be smoking some of that WALKING LIGHT. IF YOU THING THERE ISN'T SOME TRUTH IN THIS STORY

      September 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dave

    “I am shocked, shocked….” – Captain Renault, Casablanca (1942)

    September 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Samantha

    Just because someone files a suit to get in this country does not mean the allegations are true. I'm not a fan of Pastor Long and never have been but i'm not going to throw him under the bus until he's proven guilty. The first two boys say it started at 17 and 18 which is well over the age of consent. One of the guys has been charged with breaking in the church office and stealing but he didn't remember this until after he broke into the church. I've seen innocent people accused of molestation and are disgraced before the truth is revealed. Innocent until proven guilty

    September 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jryan

    A true free country will also be free of religion. Not the freedom of religion.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. PARROT

    I GOT PAID BY THE PASTOR TOO FOR A QUICK-N-GO....!!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tesap

    sad part is there are many that will still follow this man.... all the way to hell...

    next up... the pics and video I know one of htme has some hard evidence... no pun intended

    September 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. If God Be for Me....

    God bless this man for being on the front line with the enemy....whether guilty or innocent Bishop Longs maker is his judge...God and God only.....be carefull of the stones you pick to throw at someone else, Satan has a lil something stored away for you to...

    September 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
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