Scandalous scion Jerry Falwell Jr. sued for $10 million by Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr (Screen cap).
Jerry Falwell, Jr. is being sued by the school his father founded. Liberty University has filed a $10 million complaint against its former president. "The new suit, which alleges breach of contract and fiduciary duty, claims that Mr. Falwell withheld scandalous and potentially damaging information from Liberty’s board of trustees, while negotiating a generous new contract for himself in 2019 under false pretenses. Mr. Falwell also failed to disclose and address 'his personal impairment by alcohol,' the suit alleges, according to The New York Times. But according to Talking Points Memo, which published the entire complaint, the lawsuit is far more scandalous. "The evangelical institution claims in the suit, filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court in Virginia, that Falwell concealed his relationship with Giancarlo Granda from the university."

“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.