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It has been a year and half since Bishop Eddie L. Long succumbed to pancreatic cancer, and seven years since several young men accused him of coercing them into sexual acts. These young men settled outside of court for an amount alleged to be in the millions for their silence. The toll on Bishop Long’s church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, however, has been greatly affected, tarnishing the church’s reputation and the size of it congregation has never quite recovered. Surprisingly, however, Long’s accusers are now set to release a tell-all book, Foursaken.

via Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande were among four young men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion in 2010. Their lawsuit against him was settled in May 2011. (Channel 2 Action News) (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Spencer LeGrande told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is collaborating, along with some of Long’s other accusers from a 2010 lawsuit, on a novel.

The roman a clef — “Foursaken” — centers around a scandal involving the charismatic preacher of a thriving megachurch. While technically a work of fiction, LeGrande said there should be no doubt the sordid tale of power and betrayal is one they experienced firsthand. 

“The last man standing is the strongest,” said LeGrande, now 30 and living in Charlotte. 

LaGrande, along with former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg and Jamaal Parris, shared similar accounts about their relationship with Long, who, they alleged, filled a void left by absent or abusive fathers. 

An undisclosed financial settlement reached in 2011, after a fifth accuser, Centino Kemp, came forward, prevents them from discussing Long or New Birth. 

The 2010 civil lawsuit claimed Long used “monetary funds from the accounts of New Birth and other corporate and non-profit corporate accounts to entice the young men with cars, clothes, jewelry, and electronics.” 

Each alleged that, once they reached the age of consent, Long coerced them into sexual relationships. Though he agreed to pay for their silence, Long continued to deny their allegations. 

What do you guys think of this latest turn of events? Should Bishop Long’s accusers release this book without consequences? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Splitsville! Princess Love Files for Divorce from Ray J!

All matrimony is not happy, and that definitely seems to be the case when it comes to singer and “Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood” star, Ray J, and his wife Princess Love. The couple has been at war over rumors of infidelity and abandonment which often spilled over to social media.

Now, Princess Love, has opted to leave her marriage, filing for a divorce from Ray J after nearly four years of marriage.

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All matrimony is not happy, and that definitely seems to be the case when it comes to singer and “Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood” star, Ray J, and his wife Princess Love. The couple has been at war over rumors of infidelity and abandonment which often spilled over to social media.

Now, Princess Love, has opted to leave her marriage, filing for a divorce from Ray J after nearly four years of marriage.

via TMZ

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Devastated…RIP…Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash…

Today is a truly dark day, as one of the world’s greatest NBA Players of all time, and beloved athletes, Kobe Bryant, has lost his life in a helicopter crash. 

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Today is a truly dark day, as one of the world’s greatest NBA Players of all time, and beloved athletes, Kobe Bryant, has lost his life in a helicopter crash.

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Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.

The cause of the crash is under investigation

Kobe has famously used a helicopter to travel for years — dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters — Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

Guys, we are devastated and are praying for his family, friends, and fans. Kobe you will be missed…GREATLY.

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UPDATE! Jussie Smollett, Victim of Attack By “Make America Great Again” Supporters! Read Threatening Letter Sent to Him 8 Days Ago!

Just in! Jussie Smollett’s attackers were “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) supporters! The proof is in the putting, and in this case a homophobic attack on popular, openly Black and gay man. Donald Trump’s MAGA campaign claims to be harmless, and wants America to stand for its former “ideals,” but his supporters have continuously and systematically proven themselves to be anything but peaceful!

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Just in! Jussie Smollett’s attackers were “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) supporters! The proof is in the putting, and in this case a homophobic attack on popular, openly Black and gay man. Donald Trump’s MAGA campaign claims to be harmless, and wants America to stand for its former “ideals,” but his supporters have continuously and systematically proven themselves to be anything but peaceful!

via TMZ

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Empire” star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by 2 men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”

Sources directly connected to Jussie tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We’re told when he walked out, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?” 

The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.” 

Jussie was taken to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated. He was discharged later Tuesday morning.

ThatGrapeJuice.Net first posted this letter which was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black f**.” Our sources say the letter was sent 8 days ago.

We really hope justice is served for Jussie and these Trump supporters are buried under the prison. There is no excuse or compassion for this heinous act. Check out their hateful, and threatening letter below. We love you Jussie and are prating for you! We will keep you posted as this story unfolds further!

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