Bishop Eddie Long tells congregation he will fight sex allegations

Bishop Eddie Long

Standing before thousands of supportive congregants Sunday, embattled Bishop Eddie Long vowed to "vigorously" defend himself against the accusations of four young men who claim he coerced them into sex, reported WAGA FOX 5 in Atlanta.

It was Long's first public appearance since the sex accusations were made in lawsuits last week. Members of Eddie Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist started arriving before dawn. The lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long seek a jury trial and unspecified damages.

Read more about the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal and the lawsuit at WAGA FOX 5 in Atlanta.