Accuser in Bishop Eddie Long Sex Scandal Pens Tell-All Book, Screenplay
Centino Kemp, the fifth accuser in the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal, has written a book about his affair with the megachurch pastor, titling the work The First Lady. The book is co-authored by T. Benson Glover.
Kemp’s memoir chronicles being "seduced by a powerful religious figure who becomes not only the father figure he never had, but also his lover," LGBT publication the GA Voice reported.
Kemp posted Tuesday on his Facebook page a brief synopsis of The First Lady. According to the synopsis, the book also tells of Kemp’s "adverse relationships with the male figures in his life … to his struggles with his own sexuality."
He describes the book as a story of "love, lust, power, extravagant living and travel, betrayal, deceit, rape, down-low homosexual lifestyle, molestation, church corruption, secret societies, suicide attempts and religion."
The 22-year-old Kemp has also been working on a screenplay, a spokesperson for Capitol Broadcast Shows Television Network told GA Voice.
Two other accusers in the scandal, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande, have co-authored a book titled Signs of a Predator, but claim it is not about Bishop Long.
In an interview by Atlanta’s V-103 WVEE-FM the two men addressed their sexuality.
"I am not gay and Jamal is not gay," LeGrande said. "We are trying to help people who have been molested."
Bishop Long and his accusers reached a settlement agreement that contains a confidentiality clause.
The pastor said in a statement published on New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s website that he would not speak publicly about the allegations.
Kemp’s book is completed, but he has not announced a publication date.