Woman Claims Harassment, Sues Bishop Long's Church

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Lithonia. GA (AP) - A former employee of New Birth Missionary
Baptist Church says in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed
The plaintiff, Tama Colson, says in the federal lawsuit that a
male supervisor showed her a picture of a male sex organ last
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, says the man became her supervisor
earlier this year and began a "campaign of torment," and that she
was demoted when she complained and eventually was fired.
Art Franklin, a spokesman for the church, said in a statement
that New Birth requires employees to report abuse within 48 hours
and that Colson did not complain until August. He says an
investigation has begun.
Church pastor Bishop Eddie Long is not named in the lawsuit.
He's facing lawsuits by four men who claim he coerced them into
sexual relations.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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