Bishop Lamor Whitehead, who was robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a church service, is suing radio legend Miss Jones for $50 million.
According to reports, the Brooklyn preacher filed a lawsuit against Miss Jones and a local New York radio station for making false claims about him.
The complaint names Miss Jones, real name Tarsha Jones, the morning host of 94.7 The Block, and accuses her of spewing lies about him and his church.
“On or about 9/13/2022, Miss Jones, on her morning radio show on 94.7 The Block, said that Bishop Whitehead: is a ‘drug dealer,’ ‘using the church to hide that old drug money;’ ‘assaulted the young lady,’ and ‘[his] church is where he’s probably still doing his dirty work.'”
Miss Jones is a former R&B artist and gossip blogger who is a pioneer in the Black blogosphere and shock radio.
Bishop Whitehead’s attorney claims Miss Jones’ statements are false and that they have “injured [the] plaintiff’s reputation as a pastor.” He said Jones’ allegations affected the Bishop personally and his congregation. The lawsuit seeks $50 million in damages for pain and suffering from Jones and Paramount.
Two men were arrested in September in connection with the armed robbery which occurred during a live-stream sermon in July.
Bishop Whitehead and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry at his rented storefront church in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn on July 24.
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