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Can 5th Eddie Long Accuser, Centino Kemp, Sue?

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on July 28, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Mysterious 5th Eddie Long accuser Centino Kemp has recently made the news. That's right, yet another person claims Eddie Long coerced him into having sex with him.

While Bishop Eddie Long's sexual misconduct allegations have resulted in a secret settlement with four other accusers, Kemp's name was never made public during the settlement process, reports WAGA-TV.

Bishop Long is the head of the New Birth Missionary Church in Lithonia, Georgia. The church has a congregation and following of over 25,000 members. The four accusers, all young men, claimed that Long used his position to coerce them into having sexual relations with him.

Kemp, 22, supposedly did not file suit against Long, though he did play a major role in the mediation talks with the other accusers, according to reports.

Kemp has Long's name tattooed on his wrist. He also spends a lot of time in recording studios where he is recording rap music. The going rate for an hour-long session at one of these recording studios is about $100, reports Gather.

Still, it is unknown just what legal decisions (if any) were made between Kemp and Long. While it's unclear how much money Bishop Long settled with Kemp, it seems likely that he might have settled privately with the young man.

And, in the case of a private settlement, there is the possibility that part of the settlement contract with Kemp was the guarantee that he would not speak publicly about the events, or that he would not bring a civil lawsuit against Bishop Long. Abstaining from filing a civil lawsuit that one is entitled to file is something that can be given as consideration in contract law.

So, whether or not Eddie Long accuser Centino Kemp can file a lawsuit is wholly contingent on the agreement - if there is one - between Kemp and Long. For now, however, it seems like Bishop Long is still living a life of luxury - reports are that he drives two Bentleys while living in a mansion, according to Gather. His church followers also don't appear swayed by the new news coming to light.

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