Remember we told you that Bishop Eddie Long's accusers agreed to a structured settlement worth around $2 million each, to be paid in installments every year over the next 20 years? Well, two of Long's accusers have now decided the cash annuities are not sufficient for their needs.
In other words, the men have burned through their cash annuity for this year. And rather than wait until 2012 for their next cash payout, they want it all right now.
The lack of funds even forced one of Long's accusers into a life of crime to support his lifestyle.
In June, Jamal Parris, 24, was arrested by Miami Dade police during a traffic stop. Police searched Parris' car and found 181 grams of marijuana, plastic baggies and a semiautomatic handgun. He was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
Incredibly, Parris blamed his drug arrest on "childhood sexual abuse" suffered at the hands of Eddie Long!
Now Parris and another accuser, Spencer Legrande, are speaking out about their experiences with Long -- despite signing confidentiality agreements when they accepted their settlements.
Against their attorney's advice, Jamal and Spencer spoke with WSB-TV here in Atlanta, which aired a clip of the interview last night.
Both men say they never sued for money, even though the money (or the lack of it) seems to be the motivating factor for the interview.
They say they are writing a book - and are willing to give back the cash settlement-- so they can get the story out. No doubt they're hoping a book publisher will advance them a large lump sum of cash for that book.
What do you think about these publicity hungry, money grubbing losers?
Spotted on RWS