If Bishop Eddie Long expected his sexual assault accusers to go quietly into the night after settlements were paid, that's not what's happening.
A new book has been published titled "First Lady" by Centino Kemp, the mysterious fifth accuser of Long. It is a Kindle edition book with both Kemp and T. Benson Glover listed as the authors, with a $9.99 price tag and no sales rank as of this writing.
The book description pegs it as a non-fiction tell-all biography of Kemp, whom My Fox Atlanta's I-Team confirmed was paid $94,149.81 after legal fees were deducted from his $150,000 settlement.
While other accusers, including Jamal Paris and Spencer LaGrande, were in fact members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Kemp was not -- and there have been disputes over some of his claims.
Either way, looking past the poor formatting of the Kindle tome, one gets a peek inside a man who describes a troubled childhood and equally troubling recent past.
Opening with a prologue in Miami in 2006 at Keiser University with a violent scene portraying Long as abusive, First Lady goes on to divulge the Bahamian roots of the man whose passport lists him as "Centinio" yet goes by the name his parents have called him, "Centino."
With heart wrenching passages about a young boy who was reared in a tight-knit small church community, the book unveils a portrait of a gorgeous mother "with a stunning red-bone complexion" and a Haitian father who himself was also an author, but largely absent from his son's life.
Sadly, Kemp claims that his mother was also not a constant figure in his life, and pegs her as a woman who was "caught up running behind her first husband…a tall, light-skinned Haitian man" who had Kemp's mother "wide open" with hypnotic love.
Though rife with expletives in some portions, readers can't help but feel empathy as Kemp describes himself as a 7-year-old boy who begged and cried and pleaded with his mother to come home for Christmas.
With Eddie Long also named in recent lawsuits regarding what lawsuit participates are calling the Ephren Taylor scam, it will be interesting to see how this most recent development in the ongoing saga plays out.