*Atlanta’s NBC affiliate spoke to a man who lives two doors down from one of Bishop Eddie Long’s accusers in a modest South DeKalb neighborhood, a home where much of the activity in the lawsuit against Long is alleged to have taken place.
Leon Wright claims to have seen Bishop Long numerous times at the home of his neighbor of two years, Anthony Flagg, one of four young men suing the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for sexual coercion.
The suit alleges that Bishop Long enticed Flagg into sexual activity in an unassuming tract home on a South DeKalb cul-de-sac.
“Sometimes they were here for hours,” Wright told 11Alive News.
The frequency of Bishop Long’s visits were “like a mail lady come to drop mail off,” Wright laughed. “It was every day, man.”
Wright says Bishop Long and Flagg were typically alone in the house when they were together. The suit says Andrew Momon owned the home. Momon is an official at New Birth. The house is now in foreclosure.
The suit says the pastor put the then-18 year old Flagg in the home with his mother’s permission, to ostensibly stabilize his life, with Bishop Long as his mentor and spiritual leader. But the suit alleges the Bishop victimized Flagg sexually.
The lawsuit continues, “Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with plaintiff Flagg including kissing, massaging, masturbating of plaintiff Flagg by defendant Long and oral sexual contact.”
Leon Wright says he saw no evidence of abuse when Flagg and Bishop Long spent time together. But Wright says he knew Flagg, saw them together frequently and believes the allegations against Bishop Long.
“I feel bad for what he’s going through,” said Wright. “But I believe it. I think it’s true.”
Meanwhile, a YouTube clip that claims to show Flagg and fellow accuser Maurice Robinson has surfaced from Imnotjaded.com. The footage shows the two clowning around in a high school classroom, changing the words to a popular R&B song to make it more sexually explicit.
In the below video, Flagg is said to be seated in a black jacket, and Robinson is standing in a white sweater.