The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV are reporting that mediation between Bishop Eddie Long and the four young men who have sued him for sexual misconduct could be ending soon.
In a story posted April 21, the AJC stated an agreement may soon come from the mediation sessions between Long, founder of megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which would avoid a trial.
The four men who filed suit against Long in September — Anthony Flagg, 21; Maurice Robinson, 20; Jamal Parris, 23; and Spencer LeGrande, 22 — said they were personally mentored by Long when they were members of New Birth and his LongFellows Youth Academy. They said in court documents that Long took them on lavish trips to places such as Kenya and New Zealand, and bestowed on them extravagant gifts including jewelry and cars.
Long has denied all accusations.