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Roland Martin talks with Craig Gillen, Bishop Eddie Long’s attorney about the lawsuits filed against Eddie Long. Bishop Long had agreed to appear on the Tom Joyner Morning Show but after a third lawsuit was filed on September 22, 2010, Long cancelled his scheduled interview with Roland Martin and press conference at the request of Gillen.

Before taking questions from Roland, Gillen read a prepared statement from Bishop Long. In the statement, Long expressed the charges being brought against him and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church are false and the false allegations “hurt him deeply.” Long asked for patience and categorically denied “each and everyone of these ugly charges.”

At the close of the prepared remarks, read by Gillen, Long stated he would address these charges on Sunday, September 26, in front of his congregation.

Listen to Roland Martin’s exclusive TJMS interview with Craig Gillen, the lawyer for Bishop Eddie Long.