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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.?s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school?s board announced Monday.

    In a statement, the board said it had retained an outside firm to investigate ?all facets? of the school?s operations under Falwell, and that it was ?committed to learning the consequences that have flowed from a lack of spiritual stewardship by our former president.?

    Calls for such an investigation had been mounting since Falwell?s departure last week from the post he had held since 2007.

    He officially resigned on Tuesday, after a confusing day of back-and-forths about whether he would be leaving. His departure came after a news outlet published an interview with Giancarlo Granda, a much younger business partner of the Falwell family. Granda said that he had a yearslong sexual relationship with Becki Falwell and that Jerry Falwell participated in some of the liaisons as a voyeur.

    Although the Falwells have acknowledged that Granda and Becki Falwell had an affair, Jerry Falwell has denied any participation. The couple allege that Granda sought to extort them by threatening to reveal the relationship unless he was paid substantial monies.

    The couple said in a statement provided to The Associated Press late Sunday that they support Liberty?s board and ?welcome any inquiry as we have nothing to hide.? A Falwell representative declined further comment when reached on Monday.

    Granda, 29, has denied trying to extort the Falwells, but told the AP that he currently has no plans to pursue legal action against them. He said he does want to see an independent investigation of the school, however. Based on what he saw of the school?s management under Falwell, Granda described it as run ?like a monarchy.?

    Falwell took over as the president of Liberty after the death of his famous evangelist father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. He oversaw a period of expansive growth and transformation: Liberty?s online program exploded, as did its endowment; the campus underwent a massive transformation; and the athletics programs improved.

    Falwell also stayed in the news for a series of divisive remarks as well as his vocal support of President Donald Trump, and was the subject of news stories that focused on his business dealings.

    Liberty?s statement acknowledged that Falwell?s sharpest critics have long been calling for a departure.

    ?Some may say that all the signs were there for a long time before last week,? the statement said. ?It?s certainly fair to say that there were questionable comments made, worrying behavior, and inappropriate social media posts, but all the signs were not there until the start of last week.?

    That was not good enough for some of Falwell?s most vocal opponents. Save71, a recently formed nonprofit aimed at mobilizing students, alumni and faculty to push for reform, said in a statement that the board ?needs to disclose a lot more about this investigation for the Liberty community to trust its legitimacy.?

    The board?s statement did not name the firm it has hired, and a board spokesman did not return a request for comment on the company?s identity.

    Others were more encouraged.

    Karen Swallow Prior, a recently departed English professor at Liberty who had been critical of Falwell, said the investigation announcement was good news.

    ?I hope that they adhere to the highest standards of not only investigation but also reporting the findings,? added Prior, a prominent Christian academic who now teaches at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    David Nasser, Liberty?s senior vice president for spiritual development, quickly praised the board?s actions, suggesting that other university leaders are eager to move beyond the Falwell era. Days earlier, Nasser publicly apologized to students for the ?embarrassment? he said Falwell?s scandals had caused the school.

    In Monday?s statement announcing the investigation, Liberty?s board also said it is considering establishing a post aimed at offering spiritual guidance for university leaders to ensure they ?live out the Christian walk expected of each and every one of us at Liberty.?

    The idea underscores the board?s concern over the degree to which Falwell?s alleged personal conduct would have violated the school?s behavioral codes. Before his resignation, Falwell had already been on an indefinite leave of absence after an uproar over a photo he posted on social media of him and his wife?s pregnant assistant, both with their pants unzipped.

    Falwell said it was taken in good fun at a costume party during a vacation, but critics saw it as evidence of hypocrisy by the head of an institution that holds students to a strict moral code of conduct. For his part, Falwell told the APlast week that ?I never broke a single rule that applies to staff members at Liberty, which I was.?

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    An Editorial on the Falwells

    (RNS) — Evangelicals have seen this before. A celebrity leader caught in a scandal that seems to grow more bizarre by the minute.

    For Jerry Falwell Jr., what started with a racy Instagram photo of him next to a young female assistant, pants unzipped, drink in hand, has exploded into allegations of an affair, voyeurism, sex with a Liberty University student and financial impropriety involving both Falwell and his wife, Becki.

    Strange as Jerry Falwell Jr.’s fall from grace may be, it is not the first time the Falwell family has been involved in a story like this.

    In March 1987, Jim Bakker resigned as president of PTL and its television network when his sexual encounter with Jessica Hahn in a Florida hotel room became public. In the months that followed, the allegations against Bakker grew to include financial fraud and a string of gay relationships, some with employees who depended on Bakker for their jobs.

    The revelations eventually led to his indictment and trial in federal court.

    Jerry Falwell Sr., who took over PTL after Jim Bakker's troubles became public, was largely responsible for exposing Bakker and sealing his fate.

    The parallels between Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr. are striking. Both were innovators who pushed their organizations to dramatic heights. Bakker started the PTL television network with half a dozen employees in a former furniture store in 1974.

    In 1978 PTL launched the first private satellite network, a year before ESPN. The satellite network beamed Christian programming into millions of homes 24 hours a day, making Jim and Tammy stars and opening up enormous fundraising potential. By 1986, PTL had revenues of $129 million a year. Bakker used the television resources to build a 2,300-acre theme park, Heritage USA, which had six million visitors at its peak in 1986, behind only Disneyland and Disney World. But Heritage USA cost more than even the television money could support, leading Bakker to commit the fraud that sent him to prison.

    Coinciding with his rise to fame, Bakker embraced the prosperity gospel, a message that fit the 1980s perfectly. Jim and Tammy practiced what they preached, using PTL money to buy a 10,000-square-foot home near Charlotte, a Florida beach condo, and vacation homes in Palm Springs and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They traveled with an entourage, flying first class or in chartered jets, and bought expensive cars, boats, clothes and jewelry. From 1984 to 1987 the Bakkers’ total compensation was $4.7 million.

    Jerry Falwell Jr. has similarly transformed Liberty University, launched by his father in 1971.

    After he took over leadership of the school in 2007, following the death of his father, Liberty’s endowment soared from $6.3 million to $1.6 billion, according to The Washington Post.

    Falwell Jr. was an early and vigorous proponent of online education. Last May, Liberty announced that its online enrollment had surpassed 100,000 students.

    As was the case with PTL, there are questions about Liberty’s financial integrity. Liberty’s undergraduate graduation rate is only 40% after eight years, according to Forbes. Many of these students leave with substantial debt, the result of student loans raked in by the school. The median debt for students graduating from one of Liberty’s “theological doctoral programs,” according to Forbes, was $96,000. Doctorates in theology rarely lead to big money.

    Meanwhile, the Falwells have enjoyed the perks of success.

    The infamous Instagram photo was taken on a 164-foot yacht owned by NASCAR mogul Rick Hendrick. The Falwells began vacationing on the yacht after Liberty University agreed to pay Hendrick Motorsports a reported $6 million a year to sponsor a car in NASCAR’s premier Cup series, according to Politico.

    RELATED: The fall of Falwell: A timeline of the ups, downs and scandals of his Liberty University presidency

    When the Jessica Hahn story broke, Bakker turned to Jerry Falwell Sr., whose influence had soared after he founded the Moral Majority in 1979, to preserve his empire. As Bakker remembered it, he invited Falwell to take over the leadership of PTL for six months while he rehabilitated his image.

    Over the next several months, Falwell and his team discovered that PTL was $65 million in debt and losing $2 million a month. They also uncovered stories about gay relationships and visits to prostitutes, sins that were insurmountable among evangelicals in the 1980s. Rather than save PTL, Falwell pushed it into bankruptcy. Standing in front of reporters on October 8, 1987, Falwell declared that Bakker had turned it into a “scab and cancer on the face of Christianity.”

    Jerry Falwell Jr., 25, and Becki Tilley, 21, were married that same week.

    Like Bakker, Jerry Falwell Jr. now finds himself mired in scandal. Following the Instagram photo, a former pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda, told numerous news outlets that he had a years-long affair with Becki Falwell and that Jerry “enjoyed watching” him have sex with his wife. After that, a former Liberty University student told Politico that Becki Falwell had performed oral sex on him when he stayed at their home following band practice in 2008.

    The former students described her as “the aggressor” in the relationship, according to Politico.

    There is likely more to come.

    American evangelicals expect their leaders to be both pious and successful, with success measured in terms of celebrity, money and political influence. For Jerry and Becki Falwell, much like Jim and Tammy Bakker, success has been easier to maintain than piety.

    According to NPR, after stepping down as president of Liberty University, Falwell appropriated the words of Martin Luther King Jr., declaring himself “free at last, free at last.”

    It is easy to see why.

    Falwell claims that he will leave Liberty University with $10.5 million in compensation.

    Still, he and his wife leave with tarnished reputations.

    Is there a road back for Jerry and Becki Falwell?

    The second acts of Jim and Tammy Bakker suggest that there is. Irrepressible and unfiltered, with big hair and outrageous lashes, Tammy’s focus was never solely on the church, so it was easier for her to branch out. While she never lost her faith, after the collapse of PTL and her divorce from Jim, she ventured beyond the borders of evangelicalism, becoming an icon of the gay community, the Judy Garland of televangelism.

    After prison, Jim initially rejected the prosperity gospel that had been so much a part of his success and downfall at PTL. But it was not long before he returned to his roots. He and his second wife, Lori Bakker, have built a new ministry called Morningside on 700 acres near Branson, Missouri. There Bakker has exchanged the prosperity gospel for doomsday apocalypticism, finding a way to turn a profit by selling freeze-dried survival food and gear to preppers. He has also turned to conservative politics, aligning with Donald Trump. It is brilliant, in a way, connecting to current trends and a new base of support.

    Whichever path the Falwells choose, they will not be the last of their kind.

    Much of American evangelicalism’s success rests on its close connection to American popular culture. But appropriating cultural expectations is risky business. Lines blur and compromises are ignored until scandal erupts.

    Holy Shit Jerry Falwell Sr. Used to go after PTL's Jim and Tammy Bakker back in the 1980's exactly the same way that we are looking at the former Liberty University leader.

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    An Editorial on the Falwells

    (RNS) ? Evangelicals have seen this before. A celebrity leader caught in a scandal that seems to grow more bizarre by the minute.

    For Jerry Falwell Jr., what started with a racy Instagram photo of him next to a young female assistant, pants unzipped, drink in hand, has exploded into allegations of an affair, voyeurism, sex with a Liberty University student and financial impropriety involving both Falwell and his wife, Becki.

    Strange as Jerry Falwell Jr.?s fall from grace may be, it is not the first time the Falwell family has been involved in a story like this.

    In March 1987, Jim Bakker resigned as president of PTL and its television network when his sexual encounter with Jessica Hahn in a Florida hotel room became public. In the months that followed, the allegations against Bakker grew to include financial fraud and a string of gay relationships, some with employees who depended on Bakker for their jobs.

    The revelations eventually led to his indictment and trial in federal court.

    Jerry Falwell Sr., who took over PTL after Jim Bakker's troubles became public, was largely responsible for exposing Bakker and sealing his fate.

    The parallels between Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr. are striking. Both were innovators who pushed their organizations to dramatic heights. Bakker started the PTL television network with half a dozen employees in a former furniture store in 1974.

    In 1978 PTL launched the first private satellite network, a year before ESPN. The satellite network beamed Christian programming into millions of homes 24 hours a day, making Jim and Tammy stars and opening up enormous fundraising potential. By 1986, PTL had revenues of $129 million a year. Bakker used the television resources to build a 2,300-acre theme park, Heritage USA, which had six million visitors at its peak in 1986, behind only Disneyland and Disney World. But Heritage USA cost more than even the television money could support, leading Bakker to commit the fraud that sent him to prison.

    Coinciding with his rise to fame, Bakker embraced the prosperity gospel, a message that fit the 1980s perfectly. Jim and Tammy practiced what they preached, using PTL money to buy a 10,000-square-foot home near Charlotte, a Florida beach condo, and vacation homes in Palm Springs and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They traveled with an entourage, flying first class or in chartered jets, and bought expensive cars, boats, clothes and jewelry. From 1984 to 1987 the Bakkers? total compensation was $4.7 million.

    Jerry Falwell Jr. has similarly transformed Liberty University, launched by his father in 1971.

    After he took over leadership of the school in 2007, following the death of his father, Liberty?s endowment soared from $6.3 million to $1.6 billion, according to The Washington Post.

    Falwell Jr. was an early and vigorous proponent of online education. Last May, Liberty announced that its online enrollment had surpassed 100,000 students.

    As was the case with PTL, there are questions about Liberty?s financial integrity. Liberty?s undergraduate graduation rate is only 40% after eight years, according to Forbes. Many of these students leave with substantial debt, the result of student loans raked in by the school. The median debt for students graduating from one of Liberty?s ?theological doctoral programs,? according to Forbes, was $96,000. Doctorates in theology rarely lead to big money.

    Meanwhile, the Falwells have enjoyed the perks of success.

    The infamous Instagram photo was taken on a 164-foot yacht owned by NASCAR mogul Rick Hendrick. The Falwells began vacationing on the yacht after Liberty University agreed to pay Hendrick Motorsports a reported $6 million a year to sponsor a car in NASCAR?s premier Cup series, according to Politico.

    RELATED: The fall of Falwell: A timeline of the ups, downs and scandals of his Liberty University presidency

    When the Jessica Hahn story broke, Bakker turned to Jerry Falwell Sr., whose influence had soared after he founded the Moral Majority in 1979, to preserve his empire. As Bakker remembered it, he invited Falwell to take over the leadership of PTL for six months while he rehabilitated his image.

    Over the next several months, Falwell and his team discovered that PTL was $65 million in debt and losing $2 million a month. They also uncovered stories about gay relationships and visits to prostitutes, sins that were insurmountable among evangelicals in the 1980s. Rather than save PTL, Falwell pushed it into bankruptcy. Standing in front of reporters on October 8, 1987, Falwell declared that Bakker had turned it into a ?scab and cancer on the face of Christianity.?

    Jerry Falwell Jr., 25, and Becki Tilley, 21, were married that same week.

    Like Bakker, Jerry Falwell Jr. now finds himself mired in scandal. Following the Instagram photo, a former pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda, told numerous news outlets that he had a years-long affair with Becki Falwell and that Jerry ?enjoyed watching? him have sex with his wife. After that, a former Liberty University student told Politico that Becki Falwell had performed oral sex on him when he stayed at their home following band practice in 2008.

    The former students described her as ?the aggressor? in the relationship, according to Politico.

    There is likely more to come.

    American evangelicals expect their leaders to be both pious and successful, with success measured in terms of celebrity, money and political influence. For Jerry and Becki Falwell, much like Jim and Tammy Bakker, success has been easier to maintain than piety.

    According to NPR, after stepping down as president of Liberty University, Falwell appropriated the words of Martin Luther King Jr., declaring himself ?free at last, free at last.?

    It is easy to see why.

    Falwell claims that he will leave Liberty University with $10.5 million in compensation.

    Still, he and his wife leave with tarnished reputations.

    Is there a road back for Jerry and Becki Falwell?

    The second acts of Jim and Tammy Bakker suggest that there is. Irrepressible and unfiltered, with big hair and outrageous lashes, Tammy?s focus was never solely on the church, so it was easier for her to branch out. While she never lost her faith, after the collapse of PTL and her divorce from Jim, she ventured beyond the borders of evangelicalism, becoming an icon of the gay community, the Judy Garland of televangelism.

    After prison, Jim initially rejected the prosperity gospel that had been so much a part of his success and downfall at PTL. But it was not long before he returned to his roots. He and his second wife, Lori Bakker, have built a new ministry called Morningside on 700 acres near Branson, Missouri. There Bakker has exchanged the prosperity gospel for doomsday apocalypticism, finding a way to turn a profit by selling freeze-dried survival food and gear to preppers. He has also turned to conservative politics, aligning with Donald Trump. It is brilliant, in a way, connecting to current trends and a new base of support.

    Whichever path the Falwells choose, they will not be the last of their kind.

    Much of American evangelicalism?s success rests on its close connection to American popular culture. But appropriating cultural expectations is risky business. Lines blur and compromises are ignored until scandal erupts.

    Holy Shit Jerry Falwell Sr. Used to go after PTL's Jim and Tammy Bakker back in the 1980's exactly the same way that we are looking at the former Liberty University leader.

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    Dudes wife is a freak! Love women like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
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    An Editorial on the Falwells




    Holy Shit Jerry Falwell Sr. Used to go after PTL's Jim and Tammy Bakker back in the 1980's exactly the same way that we are looking at the former Liberty University leader.
    No way! Are you saying Jerry Sr. had a three-way with Jim and Tammy Faye?!?! Quick, pass the Brain Bleach!

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    Dudes wife is a freak! Love women like that.
    You and Ron.
    You are talking to a woman who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    No way! Are you saying Jerry Sr. had a three-way with Jim and Tammy Faye?!?! Quick, pass the Brain Bleach!



    You and Ron.
    I didnt know Ron likes swinging wives too. Lmfaoooo. I've been with a few, straight freaks....and the husbands like to watch and video the fucking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S281Saleen160 View Post
    I didnt know Ron likes swinging wives too. Lmfaoooo. I've been with a few, straight freaks....and the husbands like to watch and video the fucking.
    Ron just likes freaks. He thought Jodi Arias was hot.
    You are talking to a woman who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe.
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    Larry Flynt comes back for the final laugh on the Falwell's. Welcome to Retro Politics from the 1980's and 1990's involving the Falwells

    Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt slammed former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. in a scathing editorial on Monday, calling out the evangelical leader's "gross hypocrisy" and accusing him of spreading a "gospel of greed."


    Flynt, in an article published in The Daily Beast, took Falwell Jr. to task not only for his recent personal scandals that included a Miami pool boy that led to his messy resignation from his post last week but also for his unwavering allegiance to President Trump.

    "If there is one person who could be said to have lifted the orange buffoon over the hump in 2016, it's arguably Jerry Falwell Jr.," Flynt wrote. "The evangelical base, crucial for the election of any national GOP politician, was not warming up to Trump in the primaries, for good reason. Here was a man who had violated almost every principle of Christian faith: he was married three times; accused of multiple extramarital affairs; repeatedly defrauded investors, contractors, and students; habitually lied; and practiced thinly disguised sexism and racism."

    Flynt's blistering criticism continued, faulting Falwell Jr. for assuring "his nervous flock that Trump 'lives a life of loving and helping others as Jesus taught in the great commandment.'"

    He also called out Falwell Jr. for supporting Trump following the infamous Access Hollywood tape where he joked about grabbing women's private parts. Flynt said that while conservatives were getting cold feet about the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, Falwell Jr. "came galloping to the rescue" with "choice bits of flimflammery" including rationalizations that Christians needed "to choose the leader that would make the best king or president and not necessarily someone who would be a good pastor."


    In December 2018, Falwell Jr. continued to heap praise Trump and rationalized his actions: "It's such a distortion of the teaching of Jesus to say that what he taught us to do personally - to love our neighbors as ourselves, help the poor - can somehow be imputed on a nation. Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome."

    Flynt, who is famous for publishing the pornographic magazine, has never been shy about his feelings toward Trump.

    In 2017, he offered up to $10 million to anyone who could produce intel that would lead to Trump's impeachment and removal from office. In 2016, he dangled $1 million to anyone who could turn over video or audio catching Trump behaving in a sexually demeaning or illegal manner.

    Flynt has also had his issues with the Falwell family that started in the 1970s after he published Hustler.

    Jerry Falwell Sr., then the head of the Moral Majority Christian political group, sued Flynt for libel over a parody in Hustler of a Campari ad that used the liqueur's slogan: "You'll never forget your first time."

    The parody featured an interview with Falwell Sr. reminiscing about his "first time" - with his mother in a Virginia outhouse.

    The lawsuit lasted several years and included three decisions against Flynt in federal court. The appeals went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and Flynt was ultimately vindicated in a unanimous decision written by conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

    Flynt said despite the lawsuit, he and Falwell Sr. became friends later in life.

    "We enjoyed many cordial visits, participated in debates across the country, and even exchanged Christmas cards," he said. "I have to concede that his friendship with me proves that, for the most part, he was practicing an essential tenet of his faith, forgiveness, and was a sincere Christian."

    Those feelings apparently were not extended to Falwell Sr.'s son.

    Former Miami pool boy calls Jerry Falwell Jr. a ‘predator’Video
    Falwell Jr. resigned from the Lynchburg, Va.-based university last week following a tumultuous few months that included posting a picture on social media of a young woman with her zipper undone as well as explosive allegations made by Giancarlo Granda who alleged Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki participated in a long-term affair with him, in which Granda engaged in sexual acts with Becki while Falwell Jr. looked on.



    Falwell Jr. has denied that claim and pinned the blame solely on his wife. He said he was hyper-focused on Liberty University after taking over as president in 2007 and that it likely led to his wife's "mistake."

    While Falwell Jr. won't be returning to Liberty any time soon, he did walk away with an estimated $10.5 million payout.

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    Larry Flynt comes back for the final laugh on the Falwell's. Welcome to Retro Politics from the 1980's and 1990's involving the Falwells

    Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt slammed former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. in a scathing editorial on Monday, calling out the evangelical leader's "gross hypocrisy" and accusing him of spreading a "gospel of greed."


    Flynt, in an article published in The Daily Beast, took Falwell Jr. to task not only for his recent personal scandals that included a Miami pool boy that led to his messy resignation from his post last week but also for his unwavering allegiance to President Trump.

    "If there is one person who could be said to have lifted the orange buffoon over the hump in 2016, it's arguably Jerry Falwell Jr.," Flynt wrote. "The evangelical base, crucial for the election of any national GOP politician, was not warming up to Trump in the primaries, for good reason. Here was a man who had violated almost every principle of Christian faith: he was married three times; accused of multiple extramarital affairs; repeatedly defrauded investors, contractors, and students; habitually lied; and practiced thinly disguised sexism and racism."

    Flynt's blistering criticism continued, faulting Falwell Jr. for assuring "his nervous flock that Trump 'lives a life of loving and helping others as Jesus taught in the great commandment.'"

    He also called out Falwell Jr. for supporting Trump following the infamous Access Hollywood tape where he joked about grabbing women's private parts. Flynt said that while conservatives were getting cold feet about the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, Falwell Jr. "came galloping to the rescue" with "choice bits of flimflammery" including rationalizations that Christians needed "to choose the leader that would make the best king or president and not necessarily someone who would be a good pastor."


    In December 2018, Falwell Jr. continued to heap praise Trump and rationalized his actions: "It's such a distortion of the teaching of Jesus to say that what he taught us to do personally - to love our neighbors as ourselves, help the poor - can somehow be imputed on a nation. Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome."

    Flynt, who is famous for publishing the pornographic magazine, has never been shy about his feelings toward Trump.

    In 2017, he offered up to $10 million to anyone who could produce intel that would lead to Trump's impeachment and removal from office. In 2016, he dangled $1 million to anyone who could turn over video or audio catching Trump behaving in a sexually demeaning or illegal manner.

    Flynt has also had his issues with the Falwell family that started in the 1970s after he published Hustler.

    Jerry Falwell Sr., then the head of the Moral Majority Christian political group, sued Flynt for libel over a parody in Hustler of a Campari ad that used the liqueur's slogan: "You'll never forget your first time."

    The parody featured an interview with Falwell Sr. reminiscing about his "first time" - with his mother in a Virginia outhouse.

    The lawsuit lasted several years and included three decisions against Flynt in federal court. The appeals went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and Flynt was ultimately vindicated in a unanimous decision written by conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

    Flynt said despite the lawsuit, he and Falwell Sr. became friends later in life.

    "We enjoyed many cordial visits, participated in debates across the country, and even exchanged Christmas cards," he said. "I have to concede that his friendship with me proves that, for the most part, he was practicing an essential tenet of his faith, forgiveness, and was a sincere Christian."

    Those feelings apparently were not extended to Falwell Sr.'s son.

    Former Miami pool boy calls Jerry Falwell Jr. a ?predator?Video
    Falwell Jr. resigned from the Lynchburg, Va.-based university last week following a tumultuous few months that included posting a picture on social media of a young woman with her zipper undone as well as explosive allegations made by Giancarlo Granda who alleged Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki participated in a long-term affair with him, in which Granda engaged in sexual acts with Becki while Falwell Jr. looked on.



    Falwell Jr. has denied that claim and pinned the blame solely on his wife. He said he was hyper-focused on Liberty University after taking over as president in 2007 and that it likely led to his wife's "mistake."

    While Falwell Jr. won't be returning to Liberty any time soon, he did walk away with an estimated $10.5 million payout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S281Saleen160 View Post
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    Not until you are threatened with retaliation and a lawsuit!! Like what Giancarlo Grands just went through. Be careful for what you wish for :D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post


    Not until you are threatened with retaliation and a lawsuit!! Like what Giancarlo Grands just went through. Be careful for what you wish for :D.
    Retaliation? LoL. Lawsuit? That would never happen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Ron just likes freaks. He thought Jodi Arias was hot.
    I could be wrong but didn't she have a lot of men who think she's hot? I think I read somewhere that men write to her in prison wanting to marry her. LoL.

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    The executive committee of Liberty University’s board of trustees announced Monday that it’s hiring a forensics firm to investigate “all facets” of Jerry Falwell Jr.’s tenure as the school’s president.

    Critics had pointed to Falwell’s erratic behavior, public statements, and questionable business for years. But it took salacious personal scandals to force Liberty University’s board finally to take action in August. First it suspended Falwell indefinitely after Falwell posted a racy photo on Instagram, then accepted his resignation when details of his wife’s extramarital affair came to light.

    Despite the scandals, Falwell says he’s walking away with a $10.5 million severance package, though it’s not clear what of that may be severance pay and what could be deferred retirement income. “The board was gracious not to challenge that,” he told The Washington Post. “There wasn’t any cause. I haven’t done anything wrong.”

    The executive committee statement Monday acknowledged skepticism about the board’s governance: “Some may say that all the signs were there for a long time before last week, but all the signs were not there until the start of last week.” But critics—including many Liberty alumni—say the board of trustees, particularly its executive committee, didn’t provide enough accountability to Falwell in recent years. They point to his brash behavior and reports of questionable business deals. The private foundation of one executive committee member received a $30,000 donation from Liberty, disclosed in a 2017 tax filing.

    By late 2015, at least three Liberty board members had resigned because of the full board’s inability to provide checks and balances to Liberty’s president.

    Jimmy Thomas and his family have invested much in Liberty in the last 30 years. In 1992, Thomas and fellow Lynchburg, Va., businessman Daniel Reber donated $1.4 million for construction of Liberty’s dining hall, known as Reber-Thomas. When Liberty was drowning in debt and struggled to make payroll in 1995, Thomas and Reber bought $30 million of Liberty’s debt and forgave it. Thomas accepted an honorary doctorate from Liberty in 2019. Son Glen, after attending Liberty, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of land to Liberty in 2008.

    In November 2013, Liberty alumni Glen and Jimmy Thomas Jr. joined their father, Jimmy Thomas Sr., on Liberty’s board of trustees. But what went unreported until now: Their tenure didn’t last long—two years later they had all resigned. Critical of the board’s ability to hold the president accountable in managing Liberty, the three proposed changes. But the board didn’t enact those changes. “The reason we resigned from the board was because we felt like we were in a role where we had accountability but we had no authority,” Glen Thomas told me. “I felt like, if I’m going to be on the board, I have a fiduciary responsibility to be on that board and be an overseer of the university.”

    So who does have the authority to hold the school’s president accountable? Falwell’s claim that the board had no cause to fire him raises questions about the terms of his contract. Because Liberty is a private school, it doesn’t have to disclose the contract’s terms. Non-disclosure agreements keep trustees and other officials from sharing details with the public, and few people have even seen Falwell’s employment contracts.

    Liberty’s tax filings do state Falwell’s compensation, which in 2017 (the last year available) topped $ 1 million. It had been just shy of $1 million for several years prior to 2017.

    Liberty’s bylaws hand the responsibility of negotiating a president’s contract and evaluating his job performance to the board of trustees’ executive committee (currently comprised of five people), independent of the full, 32-member board. The bylaws don’t require the executive committee to disclose the terms of the president’s contract to the full board, nor does the full board vote on the employment contract. People familiar with how Liberty’s board works say the full board never would have seen the full terms of Falwell’s employment contracts, the latest of which Falwell signed in 2019.

    Michael Poliakoff, president of the American Council for Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), warned against all-powerful executive committees: “That is not healthy. It’s common enough, but it’s not healthy.” ACTA is a non-profit that advocates for trustees providing more accountability for colleges and universities, among other things. An entire board rubber-stamping an executive committee’s decisions means the board “is not performing its duty as a fiduciary, governing board,” Poliakoff said.

    Falwell’s claims also raise the question of whether his contract included a morals clause barring immoral behavior. Because of board protocols and non-disclosure agreements, only a few people actually know whether Falwell’s contracts had morals clauses. If they did, Liberty’s board has given no indication it’s going to enforce them.

    Price Harding is chairman of executive search firm Carter Baldwin, which has performed work for Liberty in the past. He says most Christian schools don’t include morals clauses in presidents’ contracts because doctrinal and community life standards usually keep administrators in check and give trustees enough authority to hold them accountable.

    Some of Falwell’s more alarming behavior—his possible involvement in his wife’s affair, his posting of an Instagram photo of him and another woman with pants unzipped and stomachs exposed, his calling a Liberty parent a “dummy” and a Liberty student “retarded”—could constitute morals clause violations.

    But even if Falwell’s newest contract didn’t have a morals clause, the school’s bylaws lay out the president’s responsibilities: “He provides spiritual and worldview leadership to the university in the pursuit of excellence.” Another section outlining the removal of board members allows trustees to hold each other accountable, saying trustees can be removed “should the board member’s conduct discredit the institution or be detrimental to the reputation, character, standing, or Christian mission of the institution.” As president, Falwell was a member of the board of trustees.

    Several of Falwell’s public statements in recent years call into question whether he lived up to those mandates. He told pastor David Platt on Twitter to “grow a pair” in 2019. He removed the tweet but in response said he’s not a spiritual leader: “I have never been a minister. UVA-trained lawyer and commercial real estate developer for 20 yrs,” he tweeted. “The faculty, students, and campus pastor … are the ones keeping LU strong spiritually.”

    That same year, a reporter for sports website The Ringer asked Falwell how much his faith informed his politics. “Not at all,” Falwell told him.

    In May 2020, Falwell protested Virginia’s COVID-19 facemask mandate. He tweeted a medical school yearbook photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in blackface standing next to a man in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The photo—which previously had become a scandal of its own for Northam—was superimposed onto a facemask. Backlash ensued. Black students transferred, and black faculty and staff resigned.

    Maina Mwaura, a 1997 Liberty alumnus, pastor, speaker, and writer, organized a letter from Liberty’s black alumni, which asked Falwell to retract the tweet and take a job in politics, not leading Liberty. Mwaura got 35 people to sign the letter, and almost 40,000 people signed an online petition supporting it.

    Mwaura wasn’t surprised by the groundswell of support he and his letter received—or the rollercoaster of events leading to Falwell’s resignation. But the board’s inaction before the sex scandals did: “The lack of accountability really bothered me. At the end of the day, the board of directors completely failed us as an institution … It wasn’t just one thing.”

    Mwaura says he approached three board members directly about Falwell’s behavior. “Literally on almost every occasion I got nothing back,” he said.

    The executive committee in its Monday statement alluded to a lack of spiritual leadership from Falwell: “We are also committed to learning the consequences that have flowed from a lack of spiritual stewardship by our former president.” The committee announced while beginning a search for a new president, it may establish a new position “in the top leadership of the university” to be a spiritual coach to Liberty administrators.

    In 2016, one influential board member spoke out against Falwell’s political endorsement of Donald Trump. Then-executive committee chairman and former Jerry Falwell Sr. chief of staff Mark DeMoss told The Washington Post in March that the Trump endorsement was a mistake. DeMoss told reporters that at the next board of trustees meeting in April, other executive committee members asked him to resign from the committee. DeMoss did and also resigned from the full board.

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    MIAMI — A settlement has been reached in a Florida court case over a disputed business deal that resulted from an unusual friendship that Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife struck with a former pool attendant at a Miami Beach hotel, court records show.

    As part of the settlement, which was filed Friday in Miami federal court, Mr. Falwell will pay an undisclosed sum to a young man who claimed he had been offered an ownership stake in a gay-friendly youth hostel, the Miami Hostel, that Mr. Falwell and his wife, Becki, bought in 2013.

    Mr. Falwell is the chancellor of one of the nation’s largest Christian colleges, Liberty University, and one of President Trump’s best known evangelical supporters.

    The settlement brings to a close a case that drew national attention over purported sexually compromising photographs involving the Falwells that could have been used as leverage against them. Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s former fixer who is now in prison, has said he intervened to help Mr. Falwell with the photos.

    After Mr. Cohen’s involvement, the plaintiff, Jesus Fernandez Jr., said the case had forced him to change his name to Gordon Bello. His father, Jesus Fernandez Sr., who is no longer part of the lawsuit, became Jett Bello. The Bellos — then the Fernandezes — had filed the suit claiming the Falwells had promised them a share in the Miami Hostel. In a statement to The New York Times earlier this year, the senior Mr. Bello would not further explain the name changes, citing the pending litigation.

    Mr. Falwell has denied the existence of the photographs, which Mr. Cohen discussed with the actor Tom Arnold, an anti-Trump crusader, in a secret recording. In legal filings, the Falwells denied ever promising the Fernandezes a share of the ownership of the hostel, which rents beds for as little as $15 a night.

    The $4.7 million cash purchase of the hostel and its building — including a $1.8 million loan from the Falwells, according to a sworn affidavit — was a business venture with Giancarlo Granda, whom the couple befriended poolside at a Miami Beach hotel, the Fontainebleau, in 2012. Mr. Granda consulted a high school friend, the junior Mr. Bello, whose father had worked in Miami real estate for decades. (Mr. Falwell, who is not a minister, spent years as a lawyer and real estate developer.)

    By the time the court case reached an impasse in late 2015, the fight had turned to the photos, several people involved in the case told The Times earlier this year. One or more people among Mr. Granda, the Bellos and their lawyers were believed to have the photos in their possession.

    Mr. Cohen told Mr. Arnold in the recording that he was going to pay for the photographs and ensure no copies were kept by anyone else. He made a reference in the tape to the “pool boy,” who could have been Mr. Granda. But Mr. Cohen never specified whom he planned to pay. The payoff “never happened,” he added. A person close to the Falwells told The Times earlier this year that they did not know of Mr. Cohen’s supposed involvement until parts of Mr. Arnold’s recording were released.

    Mr. Falwell’s lawyer, Joshua B. Spector, did not immediately respond to a phone call and an email seeking comment on Monday. Neither did Michael L. Addicott, a lawyer for the junior Mr. Bello.

    Last month, Mr. Falwell moved the case to federal court, arguing that state court was an improper venue for a lawsuit between two people who lived in different states. Mr. Falwell resides in Virginia and Mr. Bello in South Florida, where he is a legislative aide to the Miami-Dade County Commission.

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In his book released today, Michael Cohen, the former fixer for U.S. President Donald Trump, ties for the first time the 2016 presidential endorsement of Trump by American evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr to Cohen?s own role in helping to keep racy ?personal? photographs of the Falwells from becoming public.

    As Reuters reported last year, the Falwells enlisted Cohen to keep ?a bunch of photographs, personal photographs? from becoming public, Cohen said in a recording, made surreptitiously by comedian Tom Arnold. ?I actually have one of the photos,? he said, without going into specifics. ?It?s terrible.?

    In ?Disloyal: The Memoir,? Cohen describes thinking that his involvement in the Falwell photo matter would be a ?catch and kill? ? the practice of American tabloids to obtain and then suppress unfavorable stories about celebrities ? ?but in this case it was just going to be kill.?

    He later writes: ?In good time, I would call in this favor, not for me, but for the Boss, at a crucial moment on his journey to the presidency.?

    Cohen has said that he helped persuade Falwell to endorse Trump just before Republican voters gathered in Iowa in February 2016 to nominate a presidential candidate. Falwell not only publicly vouched for Trump?s Christian virtues but also barnstormed with the candidate. His backing of Trump ? a twice-divorced candidate who had talked about grabbing women?s genitals and engaged in extramarital affairs ? was one of the major surprises of the 2016 campaign.

    In the book, Cohen doesn?t explicitly say that the endorsement was the favor he sought in return for his help in having kept the Falwell photos from getting out. But his account marks the first time he has linked the two issues.

    Earlier this year, Cohen was quoted by CNN saying ?there is absolutely no connection between the photos and my personal request to the Falwells to assist the Trump campaign.? How that comment jibes with what he?s written in his book is unclear. Cohen did not immediately respond to efforts by Reuters to reach him.

    After this story was published, Jerry Falwell spoke by phone with Reuters. He said that ?someone stole some pictures I took of my wife in the back yard. Topless. Big deal. OK?? But he said his endorsement of Trump had nothing to do with Cohen?s role in suppressing the racy photographs.

    ?It was no quid pro quo,? Falwell said. ?There was no me supporting Trump because of whatever Michael was doing.?

    Falwell said he endorsed Trump, at Cohen?s behest, because Falwell ?believed that a businessman needed to run this country.?

    Toward the end of the call, Becki Falwell, who has not commented on the Cohen book or the photographs, could be heard urging her husband to cut short the conversation with Reuters. ?Hang up the goddamn phone,? she told her husband. ?Hang up the phone, Jerry!?

    The White House dismissed Cohen?s account.

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    ?Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it?s unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies,? press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Reuters.

    Cohen, who was convicted of campaign finance violations and other crimes, is serving the remainder of his three-year term in home confinement.

    Falwell, who at the time of the 2016 endorsement ran Liberty University, stepped down as president of Liberty late last month after Reuters reported that a business associate alleged a years-long affair with Jerry and Becki Falwell.

    That associate, Giancarlo Granda, told Reuters the relationship involved him having sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell watched. Jerry Falwell has denied involvement, saying the sexual relationship was between his wife and Granda only.

    Falwell?s departure from Liberty marked a dramatic fall for one of the most powerful figures in America?s evangelical Christian movement. He was widely credited with helping persuade many Christians concerned about Trump?s past to accept him as a repentant sinner.

    In his book, Cohen writes that he had become close to the Falwells in 2011, once securing tickets for one of their daughters to see Justin Bieber perform. He calls the Falwells ?dear friends, more like family to me.?

    But he also makes clear that, as in the smaller assistance in securing the Bieber tickets, he saw the help he offered the Falwells in the photo matter as transactional ? and enormously significant.

    FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at his Manhattan apartment after being released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence under home confinement in New York City, New York U.S. July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
    ?Like the Bieber favor a few years earlier, this would have a huge impact on the 2016 election, evangelicals, the Supreme Court and the fate of the nation,? Cohen writes.

    ?If Becki Falwell was seen half-naked by the students of Liberty University, let alone evangelicals all over the country, it would be an unmitigated disaster,? he writes.

    After succeeding at keeping the photos from being released, Cohen writes that he ?called Becki and reassured her that the pictures wouldn?t get out, but I could hear the fear and sadness in her voice. I reassured her I wouldn?t let her down, and I didn?t.?

    ?There it was: my second chit with the Falwells,? he writes. ?In good time, I would call in this favor, not for me, but for the Boss, at a crucial moment on his journey to the presidency.?

    More on the Michael Cohen/ Jerry Falwell and Trump Connections.

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    https://www.foxnews.com/us/giancarlo...-scandal-broke

    EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s days as a role model for students at Liberty University ended long before his bad behavior and debauchery spilled out into the public in a tawdry scandal that has left the conservative school his father founded reeling.


    While much of the world saw a rising power in the evangelical world and a scion whose support and counsel were coveted by conservative politicians, those closer to his Lynchburg, Va., base of operations knew there was another side to the 58-year-old millionaire. In the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he helped turn his father's vision into a juggernaut, it was long an open secret that Falwell had a problem with boundaries.

    It took a former Miami pool boy to reveal the disturbing flaws that have brought Falwell down.

    "I was afraid for a long time and was constantly reminded by the Falwells of how they would come after me if I spoke the truth, which is why it took so long to speak up," Giancarlo Granda told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

    FORMER MIAMI POOL BOY CALLS FALWELL JR 'REDATOR,' CLAIMS EX-LIBERTY UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SENT HIM PIC OF STUDENT EXPOSING HERSELF

    Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki met and befriended Granda when he was a 20-year-old college student working as a pool attendant at the 5-star Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. What allegedly followed was seen as lurid by some, but jaw-dropping hypocrisy for the first family of evangelical education.

    "Becki [Falwell] approached me and invited me back to their hotel room to have sex while Jerry watched," Granda said. "After that night, Becki actively pursued me."

    The chance meeting would lead to a years-long affair and a he-said, they-said saga between Granda and the power couple that led to the August resignation of Falwell as president of America's largest evangelical university.


    Since the scandal broke last month, Granda claims the Falwells "have been relentlessly harassing me and people close to me," and said Falwell will do whatever it takes to make sure he doesn't spill any more secrets. While the alleged threats and intimidation tactics might have worked in the past, Granda said he's had enough and wants to come clean.

    He has shared text messages, emails and photos with Fox News that appear to back up his allegations and, at the very least, show the Falwells breaking Liberty's code of conduct on multiple occasions.

    "Their lavish lifestyle consisted of heavy drinking and going to nightclubs, which is strictly prohibited by the honor code that they expect everyone else to follow," Granda said, adding that Falwell didn't believe Liberty's rules applied to him and would often use his influence to have stories killed and rumors squashed.

    In 2019, Politico published a piece that called out Falwell for a trip to Miami's WALL nightclub. Falwell vehemently denied visiting the Miami Beach dance club on July 19, 2014, and claimed any images with him in it were "Photoshopped."

    A day later, Seth Browarnik, the owner of World Red Eye, a Miami-based photography company that documents the city's nightlife, searched his archives and found multiple unpublished pictures from the evening where several members of the Falwell family are seen in the club, including Falwell, Becki, sons Trey and Wesley, and Trey's wife, Sarah. In one of the images, Falwell is in the middle of the dance floor surrounded by people. In two others, the Falwells can be seen holding alcohol -- a simple act that could get a Liberty University student expelled. Co-ed dancing is also frowned upon at the school.

    Giancarlo Granda and the Falwell family go parasailing on vacation. (Giancarlo Granda)
    Giancarlo Granda and the Falwell family go parasailing on vacation. (Giancarlo Granda)
    Falwell's indiscretions weren't limited to Miami. His coarse language on social media mirrored the popular culture but shocked those back at the school his father had established in 1971 -- eight years before he began the influential Moral Majority.

    Eyebrows rose and tongues clucked at Liberty when Falwell told another Christian leader on Twitter to "grow a pair" -- a suggestion he also made to "spineless Repubs" on April 18, 2019.

    Falwell allegedly showed up on campus multiple times reeking of alcohol. At a Liberty football game, he accidentally sent a steamy picture of his wife to a number of school administrators, as well as to his own son. Then there was the picture he posted on Instagram of himself and a young woman on a yacht with their zippers down, which got him suspended. That scandal was followed by the bombshell report on Granda.

    Granda told Fox News that Liberty officials often enabled Falwell and held him to a different standard.

    "Everyone at Liberty University treated the Falwells like a royal family," he said. "Faculty, the Board, legal team and friends within the trusted 'inner circle' all looked the other way out of fear."

    Granda said he's been on vacation with the Falwells in the past, flown on Liberty's private jet and has pictures with the family at football and hockey games, touring the campus with guest speakers and at convocation.

    "They treated me like a part of the family," he said, acknowledging the peculiar dynamics of their bond.

    Two days before Granda's account of the relationship with the Falwells was made public, Falwell told a Washington newspaper that it was Granda who was trying to blackmail the couple, that his relationship with Becki had become obsessive, and that the situation had turned into a "fatal attraction." Falwell claimed Granda had threatened to expose the affair and that the threat triggered an emotional roller coaster for his family.

    Granda wasn't surprised that Falwell tried to pin the affair on his wife's promiscuity.


    "Jerry and Becki's version is false," Granda said. "[Jerry] was aware of our relationship from day one. Jerry is incapable of accepting responsibility for his actions. Therefore, I was not shocked by his attempt to shift the blame to someone else."

    Giancarlo Granda, who was befriended by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr and his wife Rebecca while he was working as a pool attendant at a luxury Miami Beach hotel. (Reuters)
    Giancarlo Granda, who was befriended by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr and his wife Rebecca while he was working as a pool attendant at a luxury Miami Beach hotel. (Reuters)
    Since Falwell's abrupt departure from Liberty University on Aug. 25, the school has gone through a reckoning as it struggles to come to terms with the fallout.

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    The school has hired a forensic auditor "to conduct a thorough investigation" that will examine the school's operations under Falwell, including financial and real estate deals made during that time. It is not believed the school will look into deals Falwell made between 2001 and 2005 when he was Liberty's lawyer.

    Multiple calls to the Falwell family for comment were not returned.

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    Not until you are threatened with retaliation and a lawsuit!! Like what Giancarlo Grands just went through. Be careful for what you wish for :D.
    I don't have many moral principles regarding consenting adults, but not swinging with people who publicly proclaim their piety is probably one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena Norbert View Post
    I don't have many moral principles regarding consenting adults, but not swinging with people who publicly proclaim their piety is probably one of them.
    Same here.

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    I could be wrong but didn't she have a lot of men who think she's hot? I think I read somewhere that men write to her in prison wanting to marry her. LoL.
    Yes! According to Nancy Grace, she has a steady boyfriend now. People are crazy.
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...g-alcohol.html

    Jerry Falwell Jr showed up to Liberty University campus smelling of alcohol and once accidentally sent a nude photo of his wife to numerous people, including his own son, it has been claimed.

    The disgraced former head of the Christian college resigned last month after his wife's affair with Giancarlo Granda, 29, emerged.

    Granda says he had a six-year affair with Becki that began when they met in Miami in 2012, when he was just 20 and was working as a pool boy. He claims that Jerry knew about it and watched them had sex the first time then continued to give his blessing to the affair for years afterwards.

    Their seemingly friendly relationship fell apart when he tried to be bought out of the Miami gay-friendly hostel that the Falwells bought and put him in charge of.

    Then, Granda threatened to 'go kamikaze' and share details publicly.

    To get ahead of him, Jerry released a statement claiming Granda had had an affair with his wife but that it was brief and he had nothing to do with it.

    Afterwards, he stepped down from Liberty - the ultra-religious university that his father, Jerry 'Big Jerry' Falwell Sr., founded.

    Now, Liberty has launched an investigation into Falwell's conduct at the helm of the school.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, administrators say Falwell showed up to campus drunk.

    He also accidentally once sent a racy photograph of his wife to administrators at a football game, and to his son, they claimed. He denied the claims in the Journal.

    In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Granda said that the couple had been harassing him ever since he spoke out.

    Granda says the couple have been 'harassing' him since he spoke out +5
    Granda says the couple have been 'harassing' him since he spoke out

    '[They] have been relentlessly harassing me and people close to me,' he complained.

    He said he'd been afraid 'for years' to speak out because of how the couple may respond.

    Liberty tells all of its students that sex should only be between a man and his wife, and that sobriety should be practiced.

    Falwell Jr's behavior during his tenure at the school is now under a microscope and Granda claims it does not fall in line with the university's teachings.

    'Their lavish lifestyle consisted of heavy drinking and going to nightclubs, which is strictly prohibited by the honor code that they expect everyone else to follow,' he said.

    'Everyone at Liberty University treated the Falwells like a royal family.

    'Faculty, the Board, legal team and friends within the trusted 'inner circle' all looked the other way out of fear,' he said.

    The Falwell family has denied any and all wrongdoing.

    They say Granda has been trying to extort them for years and that he is fabricating most of his claims.

    OK Falwell you are always drunk in the office too.

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    Jerry Falwell Jr showed up to Liberty University campus smelling of alcohol and once accidentally sent a nude photo of his wife to numerous people, including his own son, it has been claimed.
    This alone is divorce worthy. I don't know why she's still with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    This alone is divorce worthy. I don't know why she's still with him.
    Nothing is shocking at this point on how deranged the Falwell's are and also how many more accusers are yet to come forward is also at play here. Its when they come forward is the question here.

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...y-b487194.html

    Jerry Falwell Jr, the former head of Liberty University who resigned earlier this summer after a series of scandals, appears to have suffered an injury while intoxicated shortly after news reports of an alleged sexual relationship between himself, his wife and a pool boy was published.

    HuffPost obtained 911 audio and records suggesting Mr Falwell Jr suffered an injury on the night of 30 August, five days after he resigned.

    His wife, Becki Falwell, called 911 because her husband was hurt and claimed there was "a lot of blood right now."

    She said Mr Falwell Jr called her around 11pm and said he'd fallen down the stairs of their church and he was bleeding. Because the doors to the church were locked, Ms Falwell had to break in using a chair. She called 911 around 2:30am.


    The 911 dispatcher asked Ms Falwell if he husband had been drinking, to which she replied "yes." When the dispatcher asked if he had been drinking heavily, she said "I'm not going to answer that question."

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    The dispatcher tried to push Ms Falwell, explaining that excessive alcohol use can thin blood and account for excess bleeding, but she continued to resist giving further information.

    ?The more I tell you the name, the more you?re going to understand why we?re not talking to you right now,? Ms Falwell said.

    Dispatch logs, obtained by HuffPost, said that ?He won?t let her take him to the hospital as he is stubborn. Caller was not forthcoming.?

    Medics arrived at the couple's home later in the night. A first responder noted that Mr Falwell Jr had cuts on his face, including under his left eye, across the bridge of his nose, and above both of his eyes.

    According to first responder reports, Mr Falwell Jr said he hit his head on a trash can. The report indicated that there was "blood in the area he indicated" as well as "empty alcohol containers." The report also said that Mr Falwell Jr's "had slurred and slowed speech and would repeat things already asked."

    Mr Falwell Jr resigned after a Reuters report detailed a sexual relationship he, his wife and Giancarlo Granda, a Miami man who knows the couple, had over the course of several years.

    In the report, Mr Granda claimed that the Falwells lived a "lavish lifestyle," that "consisted of heavy drinking and going to nightclubs, which is strictly prohibited by the honor code that they expect everyone else to follow."

    Liberty University, where Mr Falwell Jr served as president, has strict rules against sexual relationships between students and strict guidelines against alcohol use.

    A Wall Street Journal report spoke with former Liberty administrators, staff and donors that he "showed up to campus appearing drunk or smelling of alcohol."

    Mr Falwell Jr denied the allegations but said alcohol was not banned for faculty.

    Shortly before his resignation, Mr Falwell Jr posted a photo that showed him standing with his arm around a woman who was not his wife with his pants unzipped while he held a glass with a dark liquid.

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    On 31 Aug, Liberty University's board of trustees announced it would launch a comprehensive investigation by an outside firm of Mr Falwell Jr's time as president.

    Mr Falwell Jr claimed the glass contained "black water" and was a "prop" as part of a Trailer Park Boys costume.

    The Independent has reached out to Mr Falwell Jr?s attorney for comment.

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