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VIA Atlanta Journal Constitution

The AJC reports a third man has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Bishop Eddie Long. In a lawsuit filed in Dekalb County on Wednesday, Jamal Parris, 23, a former member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church alleges Long coerced him into sexual acts. Parris a church camp counselor at the time says Long made Parris call him daddy. The lawsuit is similar to the other two lawsuits which claim Long used his power to coerce the teens into sex and in return he placed them on the payroll, bought them cars and took them on expensive trips.

Two of the men involved in the lawsuits have arrest records. Long denies the allegations and announced a press conference for Thursday morning.

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