Bishop Lamor Whitehead Files Separate $20 Million Lawsuits Against Two Social Media Personalities

Bishop Lamor Whitehead Files Separate $20 Million Lawsuits Against Two Social Media Personalities

Bishop Lamor Whitehead Files Separate $20 Million Lawsuits Against Two Social Media Personalities

The controversial Brooklyn pastor who was robbed during his church sermon as the service was being live streamed in July has filed a lawsuit against two social media personalities.

According to The New York Post, Bishop Lamor Whitehead has filed legal paperwork against two men who took to their social media to doubt the robbery incident was genuine. Whitehead is suing Demario Q. Jives, who uses his last name as his moniker, and Larry Reid. He is requesting $20 million from both defendants. Whitehead filed the lawsuit in Brooklyn’s Kings County court last Friday.

Whitehead was robbed of approximately $1 million of jewelry when three men burst into his pulpit, the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries which is located in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, NY. The theft targeted him and his wife. no injuries were reported.

After news of the crime by media outlets, there was immediate scrutiny from many people, including the two men Whitehead has filed lawsuits against. In the papers filed, Jives and Reid immediately went on the attack. After both men allege that the pastor is a scammer, he claims that through the aftermath of their posts, he lost “business deals, church members, and income,’’ according to both lawsuits.

Jives went as far as saying via his YouTube platform that Whitehead “is wearing the same jewelry that [he] got robbed in,” according to court papers. He also alleges that Whitehead has engaged in “drug dealing” as he also purports that he collaborates with gang members from the Bloods and Crips.

He states that Reid “wrote online that Bishop Whitehead ‘scammed people out of money,’ ” according to the other lawsuit. In an online post, Reid also said Whitehead “will be locked up in about three months” due to him being robbed and being captured on a live stream back in July. Relating to Reid’s statement, he claims that they are not true and “exposed Plaintiff to public contempt, ridicule, aversion, and/or disgrace.”

Jives did respond to the lawsuit by saying, “I’m a commentator. I give commentary on religion, politics, public figures, everything. We make a lot of jokes, especially about this particular situation, because this guy really is a joke. So for him to try to even file something is egregious.

“He’s mad because people he’s getting backlash, and I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re doing all this talking about a robbery. Who else in the world is out here having interviews about being robbed?’”

The Christian Post has reported that Reid feels the lawsuit is personal as he has not seen it yet.

“Bishop Whitehead filing this lawsuit against me feels personal. His ego has been injured and he wants to hit back. The robbery video became viral as a result of me posting it. I believe Whitehead resents the response he’s received from the media and feels it’s my fault. His outburst on my IG Live where he emotionally exploded and recent findings alleging he had stolen from others likely turned all media even the more against him.

“This filing is his way of hitting back. He said in a post that the filing was ‘his turn now.’ The complaint is his temper tantrum and an attempt to stay in the media and change the media’s view of him. This will not work. He has to sit with that.”

Bishop Lamor Whitehead Files Separate $20 Million Lawsuits Against Two Social Media Personalities

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