Bishop Lamor Whitehead, the Brooklyn pastor who made headlines after he was robbed of $1 million worth of jewelry while delivering a sermon, is being sued by a Brooklyn woman who says he stole her life savings.
Pauline Anderson, a former member of Whitehead’s congregation claims he promised her he would use her $90,000 life savings to buy and renovate a house for her, but he never followed through.
According to the lawsuit, in April 2020, Pauline’s son introduced her to Bishop Lamor Whitehead after she underwent a “life-threatening” surgery and he prayed with her over the phone as she recovered.
That July, Pauline’s son suggest she ask Whitehead to help her buy a home because she has a low credit score.
Bishop Whitehead told Pauline Anderson to take her retirement money and give it to him to invest in his company, Lamor Whitehead Inc.
According to the lawsuit, Whitehead would then buy a home for her and take care of the renovations and repairs.
Pauline wrote Whitehead a check in November 2020 under the agreement that he would pay her $100 a month to get by until her home was ready.
Bishop allegedly made one payment of $100 and then came up with a million and one excuse not to pay her.
One of the reasons was that he was “too busy” with his failed campaign for Brooklyn Borough President.
Between January and May 2021, Pauline’s attempts to concert Whitehead about her money were unsuccessful.
When she became nervous about her money, Bishop Lamor Whitehead reassured her via text that he is “a man of integrity and you will not lose.”
Mid May, Bishop flipped the script on Pauline and said the money she gave him was not an investment – it was a campaign donation.
While Pauline was waiting on her $90,000…Bishop Whitehead purchased a $4.4 million house in Saddle River, New Jersey under his company, Lamor Whitehead.
The Bishop told the New York Daily News that Pauline Anderson is lying.
He said, “Her son was a member of my ministry who was removed because he was unintegral. It’s a lawsuit because of who I am,” he said, adding that he wanted to talk to his lawyer before commenting further.
“Everybody that tried to sue me because of my celebrity status is just gonna keep going in trying to do what they do,” he added.
His attorney, Brendan Kombol, said Whitehead didn’t buy the New Jersey home but declined to comment on the pending case.
Pauline’s case is still pending.
Source: NY Daily News