Vanessa Long, wife of megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long, has filed for divorce, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Since last fall when allegations broke that Mr. Long engaged in sexual relationships with four young men, Mrs. Long has remained largely out of the public eye.
Now, it appears, the scandal has finally taken its toll.
“After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011,” Vanessa Long said in a statement.
Last fall, four young men accused Eddie Long, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, of coercing them into having sex. Their lawsuits were settled in May, then dismissed, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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