Back in 2011 Atlanta mega-church leader Bishop Eddie Long was sued by five young men for sexual misconduct [click here if you missed that].
For the first time Bishop Long speaks openly about the incident and explains why he settled the lawsuit instead of fighting the allegations in court...
Today on the Steve Harvey Show Steve asks Bishop Long point blank:
"Why did you settle the lawsuit?"and he replied,
“After such attack of media, the stress of all that and all this, you’ve got to look at, “What’s happened to you?” At that point everyone who believed in you will still believe in you. At that point who didn’t believe in me wasn’t going to believe in me no matter what I did. You’ve got to figure, “Am I going to win the battle or do I need to win the war?” and so I had to make a decision to save me, save my family, and save the church. Because continuing on was just going to be beat, beat, beat and give everybody more opportunity to beat up people.”