Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA -- One of four men accusing megachurch Bishop Eddie Long of coercing them into inappropriate sexual relationships said in a TV interview that aired Wednesday that he and the pastor would have encounters before and after worship services on church grounds.
Jamal Parris, 22, told Fox TV affiliate WAGA that they engaged in sexual acts at Long's home, in his car and his office at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in surburban Atlanta, similar to claims he made in his lawsuit last week.
The Atlanta station is airing its interview with Parris, done outside a convenience store in Colorado, over several days.
In the segment Tuesday, Parris said he loved the pastor and considered him a father figure, but still called him a ''predator'' and a ''monster.'' The four men, all former members of New Birth, say they were teenagers when Long enticed them with clothes, cars, cash and lavish trips to lure them into sexual relationships.