Black Public Scholars

December 8, 2010

Dr. Boyce Watkins – Bishop Eddie Long Avoiding a Public Trial: Why Is That?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 5:43 pm

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action 

I was up working one night when someone reached out to me on Facebookmessenger.
The brother was asking me why Bishop Eddie Long chose mediation in his sexual coercion suit, rather than aiming for a public trial. In case you’ve been buried under a rock, Bishop Eddie Long has been in the media quite a bit these days, after being accused of using his authority to coerce four young men in to having sex with him.
Long has vowed to fight the charges, but he never really said much about whether he was guilty or innocent. Actually, he simply said that he is "not a perfect man." That could easily translate to Long admitting that there are a few things about his personal life that he wouldn’t want to see on the 6 o’clock news.

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