close Video Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as president of Liberty University Falwell had been on a leave of absence as leader of the Christian school. Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. filed a defamation lawsuit in Virginia on Wednesday, arguing the private evangelical Christian college tarnished his reputation in a series of public statements following his resignation over several sex scandals. The lawsuit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday includes claims of defamation and breach of contract against the university his late father helped build. It alleges that Liberty officials accepted what Falwell says are false claims about his involvement in an extramarital affair between his wife and the couple’s business partner and “moved quickly” to destroy his reputation. “When Mr. Falwell and his family became the targets of a malicious smear campaign incited by anti-evangelical forces, Liberty University not only accepted the salacious and baseless accusations against the Falwells at face value, but directly participated in the defamation. This action seeks redress for the damage Liberty has caused to the reputation of Mr. Falwell and his family,” the lawsuit says. JERRY FALWELL JR.’S DEALS MADE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY A JUGGERNAUT, BUT NOW THEY GET A SECOND LOOK Nov. 16, 2016: Liberty University… Read full this story
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