The ex-wife of Bishop Eddie Long, Dabara S. Houston, claimed in court documents that Long abused her during their marriage. Houston said that Long physically abused her when she was seven-and-a-half months’ pregnant with their child.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Houston says she was fearful of Long’s “violent and vicious temper.” She also says that she ran away from Long by leaving their home with her son to get away for her own safety.
The couple married in 1981 and divorced in 1983. They reached a settlement in March of that year, in which custody of their son was granted to the Mother. He was 2 years old at the time.