The divorce petition filed by Vanessa Long against Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, has been dismissed, according to DeKalb County court filings posted online that were later confirmed by the minister’s lawyer.
One of Bishop Eddie Long’s lawyers, Lawrence Cooper, confirmed that Vanessa Long had asked that the divorce petition be dismissed. He declined to say if the Longs were reunited.
This is the second time in three months that Vanessa Long has called off plans to divorce the popular DeKalb County minister, who has battled accusations of improper sexual relationships with male members of his congregation.
Long, who has repeatedly denied the allegations, settled lawsuits filed by several of those members last year.
“I love my husband,” she was quoted in a press release as saying. “I believe in him and admire his strength and courage.”
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