Megadaddy manwhore Bishop Eddie Long played victim and blamed everyone but himself for a scandal in which the anti-gay pastor was sued by four men who alleged that Long coerced them into sexual relationships.

Long appeared on "The Steve Harvey Show" to recast the 2010 scandal, the lawsuits and the settlements with five men. And to pitch his new book, "The Untold Story: The story of Adversity, Pain and Resilience."

"It's been five years and I'm not really trying to talk about what happened five years ago but in retrospect I'm trying to get across that in everybody's life, you are going to hit a wall and there's life when you think everything is gone and I want to be a living testimony of that versus trying to make people believe I'm this or that," Long told Harvey in the 30-minute interview that aired Wednesday.

In 2010 four men – Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg, Maurice Murray Robinson and Spencer LeGrande – said Long started having sex with them when they were as young as 16. The intimate contact – which included kissing, massaging, masturbating and oral sex – sometimes took place at Long’s residence and in hotels during trips across the U.S. and the globe, according to their lawsuits.

A fifth man, Centino Kemp, came forward later to lash out at Long and described his sexual relationship with the pastor as "getting fucked by the devil." He also took the media on a tour of his love nest and delivered a tell-all book in which he said he was Long's First Lady. Kemp received a $94,000 settlement from Long.

But when Harvey asked Long about the accusations that he had sex with young men, Long refused to discuss the details. He claimed that the legal settlements with the men prevented him from commenting publicly about the cases. 

"It's very little I can talk about that and I want to say that I'm not trying to skirt. It's written, it's part of the agreement and I can't do that, " Long said. 

Harvey then bluntly asked Long if he ever had sex with any of his accusers.

"I am bound by court that I can't answer, I can't make any statements about that," Long said.

Bound by the legal settlements he crafted with his attorneys to put a gag order on the men – and him. How convenient. 

Long goes on to discuss how he "fell into a 'Christian celebrity trap ... celebrity status can cause you to make choices that create scenarios for destruction," as he wrote in the new book.

Long then blamed the troubles over his alleged gay sexcapades on his celebrity lifestyle and spending time with famous athletes, enjoying trips to the White House and his inner circle of advisors. Yeah, Long blamed everyone but himself as he worked to twist perceptions of the scandal so that supporters see him as the victim of the "agendas" of the young men that sued him – rather than seeing him as the aggressor who allegedly preyed on those young men. 

"You don't know the motives of the people around you. So I've allowed a lot of people to get around me that I did not know the motives and not really paying that much attention to it," Long said. 

Harvey called the legal settlements an admission of guilt in the court of public opinion and asked Long why he agreed to them. The pastor quoted the Kenny Rogers song "The Gambler" before responding to the question.

"I had to make a decision to save me, save my family and save the church," Long said.

Harvey asked Long if he had anything to tell his victims or his families. Long demurred, again citing the legalities of the settlements. But he did, again, try to present himself as the victim.

"I am still caught in that legal thing but I would hope that everybody has moved on. And what my demonstration is at this point is love. I love them. I love their families. I am moving on and I am not holding anything – I can't," Long said.

Long heads the New Birth Baptist Church in Lithonia. In the wake of the scandal, membership in the megachurch dropped from 25,000 people to 10,000. The allegations cause him marital problems and brought Long to the brink of suicide. 

But throughout it all, Long told Harvey that he hasn't reconsidered his anti-gay positions – especially when it comes to same-sex marriage.

"My position is the same as it's always been. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman and I have the Bible, the way I interpret it, that's what it is. Anybody who believes anything different, I'll tell them," Long said. 

"I don't do it in hatred, I don't do it in bigotry. I do it in love. And at the end of the day, if you believe this you are going to believe that. But I am going to tell you my truth and I'll accept what you call your truth. It is my responsibility to say my truth but not condemn but just say my truth," he added. 

At least he's consistent.

In 2007, the Southern Poverty Law Center called Long “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.” Also in 2007, Soulforce—a national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating anti-gay rhetoric in all religions—targeted Long and other anti-gay mega-church leaders for discussions about their rhetoric.

In 2006, then-NAACP Chair Julian Bond called Long “a raving homophobe” and refused to attend the funeral of Coretta Scott King being held at Long’s church. King supported marriage equality and HIV issues, and her longtime personal assistant was a gay Atlanta man.

In 2004, Long led a march against same-sex marriage through the streets of downtown Atlanta.