Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth in Court for Sexual Harassment of Ex-Employee

Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth in Court for Sexual Harassment of Ex-Employee

It appears that Bishop Eddie Long is doing some cleaning up from the past and some serious paying up as well. This week Bishop Eddie Long was in court which settled on $2 million dollars he would pay on a defaulted gym loan.

Also, this week, the bishop was scheduled to give a deposition at a Midtown Law firm in Atlanta in the sexual harassment case of a former New Birth employee and another employee. This case was in the news last year.

New Birth Disgraced- Ex-Employee Sues for Harassment and Discrimination

Here’s some of the details on this sexual harassment case in Oct, 2010:

Former New Birth employee and church member of  12 years, Tama Colson filed a lawsuit in a courthouse in Atlanta claiming that a male supervisor named Michael Ceaser showed her pictures of a ‘male sex organ’ on a cellphone. Colson states that when she complained she was harassed, demoted and eventually terminated from her job and the church.

Michael Ceaser- Alleged defendant in New Birth sexual harassment case- Photo courtesy of Facebook.com

The suit also claims that this male supervisor had previous incidents with other female employees. The church was said to have known and did nothing to correct the problem.

Former employee Colson says in May this year she was told her department was to be under control of the t.v department where this Ceaser worked. She requested a transfer and also threatened to quit if she didn’t. Consequently a church elder encouraged her to stay but later she found out that Ceaser would be her boss. Thereafter, Ceaser tormented her by following her and staring into her office. When she complained, she was later demoted to secretary and eventually discharged.

Read our full report here.

At this time, the deposition, as Fox 5 News reported, was rescheduled for later date.  Stay tuned for updates as they are reported. We

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