Bishop Eddie Long's Cellphone Photos Released, Attorney Defends Them
cellphone photos Bishop Eddie Long reportedly sent to three male members of his congregation have surfaced online.
As previously reported, the Bishop is facing sexual coercion charges from three men who claim he used his position at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to engage them in sexual relationships.
The latest turn in the case however are cellphone pictures obtained by the plaintiffs' attorney B.J. Bernstein that show the Bishop taking pictures in his bathroom and wearing spandex.
Attorney Bernstein says she also has text messages the pastor sent to her three clients.
Long's attorney Craig Gillen defended his client's pictures this morning during an interview with V-103's "Frank And Wanda Morning Show" saying,
“The photos don't corroborate these charges. [Bishop Long] is a health advocate, he's a weight lifter. He's a fella, who's gonna go to work and he's gonna have on a muscle shirt. And you know he may show up in church in a muscle shirt. There's nothing really in those photographs that seems to me corroborative of these allegations.”
Bishop Long cancelled a scheduled press conference today but will speak to his congregation during Sunday's service.