There is new information about the break-in earlier this year at the private church office of Bishop Eddie Long. You will recall that two young men were accused of stealing jewelry and iPads from Long's office at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta. One would later sue Long and become the first of four young men who filed sexual coercion lawsuits against the anti-gay mega-church pastor. Atlanta's FOX 5 now reports more than $100,000 in jewelry was left behind ... and the main purpose of the break-in was to gather evidence against Long.
Sources say the burglars wanted Long's iPad and iPhone. Both were eventually returned, but plaintiff Maurice Robinson told friends and investigators he "copied all the information off the iPad and iPhone" first. The devices reportedly stored critical photographs and documents that could prove the pastor was sexually involved with young men in his church.
Long is accused of luring at least four young men into sexual relationships and using church funds to give them cash, gifts and cars. Subpoenas have been served and depositions have been taken but the pastor is reportedly hoping to avoid litigation and attempting to settle the case through mediation. Read the complaints HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
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