Vanessa Long’s attorney, Michael W. Tyler released the following statement this evening, “Mrs. Long continues to hope that this matter may be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously and fairly; however, she has determined that dismissal of her divorce petition is not appropriate at this time.”
There were rumors last June that Vanessa had moved out of the home as early as last March around the same time the settlement with the four men who accused Eddie Long of sexual misconduct when they were youths in the New Birth Church congregation. The church was quick to address the rumors as lies. Clearly, the marriage has been on the rocks since the allegations against Long were made.
So what the heck is going on? Is she trying to get out and he is trying to “offer a settlement”? Did something or someone spook her today causing her to lose her nerve? This drama is one that I expect to be ongoing for quite some time.