Bishop Whitehead Promises A Plague Of Lawsuits For Defamation

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — Bishop Lamor Whitehead has sued a New York disk jockey for $50 million after she known as him a “drug dealer,” based on the go well with.

For Whitehead, that is simply the beginning in his path to redeem his fame after his high-profile theft that led to many individuals speculating that he had faked the live-streamed theft.

“It’s more lawsuits to come,” prophesied the flashy Brooklyn bishop.

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“It’s my right to sue them and that’s what I’m doing.”

Whitehead, in an interview with Patch, stated that lots of people have tried to capitalize on his identify each since he turned “the hottest story of 2022,” with many on social media formulating expansive theories about his brazen, live-streamed theft from final summer time.

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“I became clickbait,” Whitehead, 44, advised Patch, “and everybody wants to capitalize off my name and the situation. So anything with Bishop Whitehead, people was glued to it.”

Many social media accounts floated theories that Whitehead had staged the theft in some form of fraudulent scheme, with some pointing to a past arrest for identity theft as evidence.

“A lot of these YouTubers, these bloggers, these vloggers, all these people that have been defaming my name,” he stated.

Whitehead advised Patch that the accusations have hit him, and his household, laborious.

“It’s still a struggle,” he stated, “because we lost a lot, you know, all of his defamation — I lost a lot of investments.”

“The defamation has just destroyed my business and destroyed my church,” he advised Patch.

“Now I’m just in the restoring period, because now the truth is coming out. And that’s why everybody’s quiet,” Whitehead stated. “And it’s more lawsuits to come.”

Whitehead’s newest $50 million go well with towards radio “shock-jock” 94.7 The Block’s morning host Miss Jones, whose full identify is Tarsha Nicole Jones, claims that she known as Whitehead a “drug dealer” on the airwaves final September, and that he was “using the church to hide that old drug money.”

Audacy, the company that owns the station however was not named within the go well with, didn’t reply to a request for remark however previously told the Daily News that they were aware of the legal action.

An earlier $20 million lawsuit final September filed towards Atlanta-based social media influencer Larry Reid claims that Reid known as Whitehead a scammer, and that Reid predicted that Whitehead can be “locked up in three months.”

Whitehead additionally sued a YouTuber who claimed that Whitehead is gang affiliated.

In the meantime, police have arrested two suspects and are in search of the third. None of the boys have proven to have any connection to the bishop so far.

Whitehead stated he would inform others in his position to not flip the opposite cheek, however to “fight for their name.”

“When people think about bishop Whitehead they’re gonna understood understand that he did not back down,” Whitehead stated, “he fought.”

The bishop additionally introduced up how racism might have fueled these theories about him, evaluating his accusations to antisemitism and different types of non secular bigotry.

“It’s wrong to call a black Christian pastor a drug dealer,” he stated to Patch.

Whitehead added that he by no means needed to have his identify within the paper or any of the eye he is obtained since his theft, or since he received himself concerned with handing over a suspected subway shooter final spring.

“All of these people talking about cloud chasing and all that — I don’t I don’t pay attention to none of that. I’m who I am,” he stated.

“People that say they just want I want my name in the paper. Why? Why would I want my name in the paper?”

“Everybody’s gonna have their opinion,” he stated, “you can’t stop that.”

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