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
there.
The plaintiff, Tama Colson, says in the federal lawsuit that a
male supervisor showed her a picture of a male sex organ last
October.
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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  • by HMA on Oct 18, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    Looks like a feeding frenzy is beginning. Praise The Lord, Hallelujah, can I get a aaaaaamen. God just told me that everyone who reads this must send me $1,000.
  • by easy money on Oct 16, 2010 at 05:11 PM
    Y'all just line up now, hear?? He's probably as guilty as sin and now all of the rats are coming out of the woodwork... You knew what you were doing...
  • by Jim Location: Tallahassee on Oct 16, 2010 at 09:48 AM
    Long definitely messed with those guys. Your pastor ever take you to Barbados? Now as far as this new complaint, all I can say is that I was harassed there, too. I want my check!
  • by Bee Location: Tallahassee on Oct 16, 2010 at 06:57 AM
    Give me a break. Moneymongers (yes I've just created a new word)is all there is to it. People see an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and grab at it.
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