“Had Liberty’s Executive Committee known in 2018 and 2019 that Granda was attempting to extort Falwell Jr. and thus planning to damage Liberty, and had it known the full circumstances of Granda’s extortion of Falwell Jr., then the Executive Committee would have refrained from entering into the 2019 Employment Agreement,” the suit states.
“The actions of Falwell Jr. and Granda have injured Liberty’s enrollment, impacted its donor base, disrupted its faculty, enabled the 2019 Employment Agreement that proved detrimental to Liberty’s interests, and damaged Liberty’s reputation,” the suit reads.
The suit also adds that “Granda had plenty of information that could have been deeply damaging to Falwell Jr. in the eyes of the evangelical community.”Falwell, Jr.'s social media posts are infamous, and some are included in the lawsuit. In August of 2020 before leaving Liberty, Falwell said his wife had had a "fatal attraction" extramarital relationship with the man identified as Giancarlo Granda. “Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved – it was nonetheless very upsetting to learn about,” Falwell claimed. But Granda responded by accusing Falwell of being involved in that relationship. "Jerry enjoyed watching," Granda alleged. This is a breaking news and developing story.