Jamal Parris, one of four young men to accuse Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion, told WAGA FOX 5 in Atlanta in an exclusive interview that he loved the Lithonia pastor but now considers him "a monster."
"This man manipulated us from childhood," Parris told FOX 5, who interviewed the 23-year-old outside a Colorado grocery store. Parris, who alleged that Long used church funds to lavish him and the other victims with gifts, said he reached out to the bishop privately before filing suit.
In a civil lawsuit filed last Wednesday, Parris, a former member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church claims Bishop Long made him call him "Daddy," exploiting his role as a father figure and mentor.
Read more about the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal and the exclusive FOX 5 interview with Jamal Parris at WAGA FOX 5 in Atlanta.