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Board of Bishops Secretary wins defamation lawsuit against William McCray III

Report COGIC Abuse has obtained a copy of the lawsuit in which Board of Bishops Secretary Bishop Larry Shaw was awarded a judgment against controversial COGIC personality William McCray III. Shaw had filed suit against McCray and Board of  Bishops Chairman John H. Sheard of Detroit over a sordid defamation issue alleged to have been instigated by Sheard to “destroy” Shaw’s run for office. The case has become an example of the behind the scenes civil war-type political thuggery some COGIC leaders have become known for. See our story here.

The default judgement of $150,000 was issued October 27th in Fulton Country Superior Court by Judge Henry Newkirk after McCray failed to respond to the charges per the 30 day window given by the court.

McCray however, claimed in a May 14th  posting on his website that the lawsuit against he and Sheard had been dismissed.

Judge dismisses bogus charges brought by Bishop Larry Shaw against “Obnoxious” blogger, William G. McCray III and Bishop John Henry Sheard.

Last Monday Judge Henry M. Newkirk dismissed the lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court, against William McCray III and Bishop John Sheard of Detroit. In the suit filed last year, Bishop Larry Shaw sought national attention by falsely accusing Bishop Sheared and journalist, William McCray III of conspiring to defame his character. McCray is the founder of the wildly popular blog, Obnoxious. In his ruling, Judge Newkirk stated that Shaw did not have enough evidence to support his claims and he dismissed the case without prejudice.

But the case against McCray wasn’t dismissed. On April 28th, the case  against Sheard was dismissed because the judge ruled the Georgia court had no personal jurisdiction.  Attorneys hired by Shaw plan to refile suit in a Detroit court. We’ve placed a copy of the lawsuit in our Letters and Documents section.

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