Liberty University sues scandal-hit ex-president Jerry Falwell Jr for $10m

The distinguished evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr is going through a $10m lawsuit from the Christian college based through his father, and which he served as president till resigning within.

Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia, claims Falwell hid “doubtlessly damaging” info of the scandal as he negotiated a moneymaking new settlement for himself with the college’s trustees.

Falwell, whose father, the Rev Jerry Falwell Sr, based the conservative university in 1971, resigned his role final August after information emerged of the alleged extortion through a pool boy from Miami, who claimed to have had a seven-12 months affair with Falwell and his spouse Becki.

On Wednesday, Scott Lamb, Liberty’s senior vice-president of communications, introduced that Trey Falwell, Falwell Jr’s son, had left his task because the college’s vice-president, with out offering detail. Politico mentioned the circulate as in addition proof the college turned into “looking for aggressively to distance itself from its former president”.

In respond to an electronic mail from the Guardian searching for touch upon Friday, Lamb said: “The University’s simplest phrase at the challenge is the lawsuit itself.” Falwell couldn’t be reached for comment.

Liberty’s trustees amassed in Lynchburg this week to speak about a everlasting substitute as president – Jerry Prevo, 76, who based the college with Falwell Sr. It is doubtful to what volume the lawsuit changed into discussed.

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