Eddie Long accusers speak out about alleged sex abuse

LeGrande added, “I’m going to tell the world – money does not buy happiness. When you sleep at night, the problems are still there. The money stuff, who cares about the number.”

“I feel like burning [the money].”

The two men said they met Long when they were teens and the sexual relations began when they reached the age of consent. In Georgia, the age of consent is 16.

Long has denied all allegations and defiantly promised to fight the allegations in the Sunday sermon after the lawsuits were filed.

Parris received a sentence of one-year of probation in Miami on Tuesday for drug charges after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. According to the AJC, Parris was arrested June 28 after an officer noticed him driving a white 2011 BMW with no tags. Police found marijuana, $1,250 in cash and a semiautomatic handgun.

The two men told the AJC that they had no stable father figures in their life and Long promised to fill that void for them.

“The day I met him it was like a God moment,” LeGrande said.