February 14, 2006

Exam ordered for lawsuit defendant

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 02/14/06
Bishop Earl Paulk, the south DeKalb County megachurch minister involved in his fourth sex scandal, must submit to an independent medical examination to determine whether he is physically able to be questioned in a lawsuit against him.

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott said Monday that he will appoint a physician to examine Paulk, 78, who underwent major cancer-related surgery on Nov. 11.

Scott's ruling came in a case brought by Mona and Bobby Brewer, former parishioners of Paulk's at Chapel Hill Harvester Church.

The Brewers claim that he used his position as a spiritual leader to manipulate Mona Brewer into a sexual relationship that lasted 14 years.

One of Paulk's lawyers has acknowledged that Paulk had a brief sexual relationship with Brewer, but he painted her as the initiator.

Posted by kshaw at February 14, 2006 07:41 AM