Jerry Falwell, Jr. reportedly resigned from Liberty University, the conservative Christian college his father founded almost 50 years ago, but now the embattled conservative leader says he is not leaving – and many are slamming him over his hypocrisy.
“I have not resigned, I will be on indefinite leave,” Falwell told Politico, after Liberty University had confirmed his resignation.
Reuters reported Monday that Falwell and his wife had an intimate relationship with their “pool boy,” a man who says they began to engage with him when he was just 20, nine years ago.
“Becki and I developed an intimate relationship and Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room,” Giancarlo Granda says.
The internet has responded with mockery and disgust – with a good dose of ridicule – after he announced he was not stepping down. Falwell, Jr. built his career, like is father before him, claiming to be a moral leader despite denigrating minorities and those who did not follow his supposed biblical beliefs.
Take a look:
Jerry Falwell Jr. prefers to go down swinging https://t.co/gm9wVp1IsL
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) August 24, 2020
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Jerry Falwell blamed everything on his wife before we all found out he was for years watching her and the pool boy from the corner. That’s who he is.
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 24, 2020
Why is Falwell humiliating himself like this? Instead of resigning, he allows his board to choose another man while he stands by and watches.
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) August 24, 2020
Jerry Falwell jr refusing to resign despite his complicated lifestyle choice is the surprise ending that this season needed.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) August 24, 2020
Mr. Falwell will no longer run the university himself, but will remain on staff to observe another person doing it. https://t.co/Z6bnz3LZa3
— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) August 24, 2020
BREAKING: Jerry Falwell Jr. has declined to speak at the RNC.
He prefers to watch.
— Travis Allen 🇺🇸 (@TravisAllen02) August 24, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. is maybe the only person it’s ok to kink shame but not because he likes to watch his wife fuck the pool boy, because he is the worst kind of hypocrite.
— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) August 24, 2020
All you suckers who followed @JerryFalwellJr
Just like your parents were suckered by all those other tele-evangelists in 80s & 90s.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 24, 2020
Look, let’s compromise. Liberty’s board appoints another president, but Falwell gets a chair in the corner of the office & can watch the new guy do the job. https://t.co/F9rvkRbpcu
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) August 24, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr steps down, says he wants to spend more time watching his family.
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) August 24, 2020
As we all lament 😂 the downfall of @JerryFalwellJr, please look back at this Twitter fight he had with me over guns and his desire to shoot muslims. If not for his threesome, we would all be hearing from him tonight. He would be another creep screaming about guns and the 2A. https://t.co/OYYDnWa6O5
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) August 25, 2020
Does anyone else realize that the Trump campaign likely used the dirt on Jerry Falwell to force him into endorsing Trump, instead of Cruz, in order to bring the evangelical whackos into the MAGA fold?
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) August 24, 2020
Find a man who looks at you the way Jerry Falwell Jr. looks at nope this tweet just isn’t gonna work.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 24, 2020
He’s NOT resigning? It’s almost as if Jerry Falwell Jr. WANTS to watch Liberty University’s reputation get fucked….oh wait
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) August 24, 2020
Christian hypocrites always fall, but they rarely Falwell.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 24, 2020
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Drunk and Disgraced Jerry Falwell Jr. Lost ‘A Lot of Blood’ After Fall, Wife Becki Told 911: Report
Jerry Falwell, Jr. fell down, cut himself, and lost “a lot of blood,” his wife Becki Falwell told the 911 operator the night the disgraced and now-former Liberty University chancellor and president officially resigned.
HuffPost obtained a copy of the call to Bedford County, Virginia emergency officials around 2:30 AM on the morning of August 31.
Becki Falwell said she received a call from her husband around 11 PM when she was at church. He said he was bleeding and had cuts on his face. She said when she arrived home she had to break down the locked back door with a chair.
It’s unclear why 911 was not called until hours after Falwell, Jr. reportedly contacted Becki Falwell.
“The dispatcher asked whether her husband had been drinking alcohol; Becki Falwell said ‘yes.’ When asked if he had been drinking ‘heavily,’ she said, ‘I’m not going to answer that question.'”
“The more I tell you the name, the more you’re going to understand why we’re not talking to you right now,” Becki Falwell said. Dispatch logs, obtained by HuffPost via a public records request, state that “He won’t let her take him to the hospital as he is stubborn. Caller was not forthcoming.”
An officer dispatched to the Falwell home said, “Jerry had slurred and slowed speach (sic) and would repeat things already asked.”
Emergency responders found “empty alcohol containers,” and “observed lacerations on Jerry Falwell Jr.’s face, including under his left eye, across the bridge of his nose, and above both his right and left eyes.”
“Jerry Falwell Jr. said he hit his head on a trash can, and that there was ‘blood in the area he indicated,'” HuffPost reports the responders noted.
Jerry Falwell, Jr. infamously resigned after the couple’s former “pool boy” revealed they had had an intimate relationship with him. Carlos Granda says for years he would have sex with Becki Falewell while Jerry Falwell, Jr. “enjoyed watching.”
Liberty University announced it has hired a forensic investigator to examine “financial, real estate and legal” matters related to Falwell’s management of the university.
Liberty University Opens Forensic Investigation Into Falwell’s Handling of ‘Financial, Real Estate and Legal Matters’
In the wake of now-former president and chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr.‘s resignation under a cloud of scandal, shame and rumors Liberty University has announced it is opening a “thorough investigation” into his handling of “financial, real estate and legal matters.”
The New York Times reports Liberty’s board of trustees “announced on Monday that it had retained an independent forensic firm to conduct an investigation into the school’s operations under Jerry Falwell Jr., who resigned last week in the wake of a sex scandal after serving as its president and chancellor since 2007.”
(By definition a “forensic” investigation may suggest there might be concern of criminal activity.)
Giancarlo Granda, the “pool boy” who says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell, Jr. “watched,” has been sharing details of the threesome’s “intimate relationship.”
Liberty’s board, quoting the Bible and citing “a lack of spiritual stewardship” by Falwell, Jr., issued a statement announcing the investigation.
“This past week challenged all of us to the core,” it begins. “While we had been willing to extend grace and understanding to Jerry Falwell, Jr. before, once the revelations about his past personal life came more fully to light, we acted swiftly and decisively to ask for his immediate resignation, which we received.”
“Some may say that all the signs were there for a long time before last week. 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. While we still didn’t know the full scope of the matter, we have learned enough about the past to know that we had no choice but to take the leadership of Liberty University in a new direction.”
‘Pool Boy’ Breaks Down Jerry Falwell Jr’s ‘Predatory Behavior’ in CNN Interview
Giancarlo Granda, the former pool attendant who earlier this month made explosive allegations against former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., opened up about his experience during a CNN interview on Monday.
While talking with CNN host Alisyn Camerota, Granda accused Falwell and his wife, Becki Falwell, of engaging in “predatory behavior,” and he claimed that the former Liberty University boss would regularly threaten him if he told anyone about his sexual relationship with the family.
Granda also said that Falwell regularly “instructed me to lie” when contacted by reporters, while also claiming that Falwell made secret recordings of him that he used to keep him from going public.
“He secretly recorded me, he was hanging it over my head and he kept saying, ‘Look, just be a good soldier and at some point, we’re going to buy your equity stake and you can walk away,’” he explained. “In the meantime, he was getting what he wanted, me having sex with Becki while he watched every single time. So in the meantime he’s getting exactly what he wanted and to me that’s predatory behavior.”
Falwell resigned as president of Liberty University after Granda alleged that he would regularly watch Granda have sex with Becki Falwell.
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