Tag Archives: Liberty University

Christian Site: Ask Jesus To Protect Falwell From Hulu

From the far-right Charisma News: With the release of this tell-all documentary, the flood-gates have swung wide for the critics of Christianity. Tweets have already flooded the social media-sphere with phrases like, “In lust we trust” mocking the name of God. As Hulu looks to make a profit off of the sins and downfall of Christian leaders, lift up the …

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Pool Boy: Falwell Filmed Me Having Sex With His Wife

Yahoo News reports: A former Miami pool boy is speaking out about his affair with former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s wife, Becki Falwell, in a new documentary. “They have a public image, but behind the scenes, they’re freaks,” Giancarlo Granda says in a trailer for the new Hulu documentary, “God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a …

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UMass Schedules Pride Day For Game Against Liberty U

Hemant Mehta reports at Only Sky: On Saturday, October 8, the University of Massachusetts football team will host Liberty University. The game would likely have flown under the radar of most college football fans… if not for the fact that UMass announced over the weekend that the Liberty game will coincide with “Pride Day.” UMass doesn’t have a particularly good …

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Jerry Falwell’s Pool Boy To Appear In Hulu Documentary

The Miami New Times reports: In August of 2020, a Miami Beach pool boy’s account of his seven-year sexual relationship with evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Falwell’s wife Becki, was shared in a bombshell Reuters report. The story rocked the religious right. Falwell resigned as president of the conservative Liberty University hours after the article appeared online, and a …

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20 Victims Settle Rape Coverup Suit Against Liberty U

Lynchburg’s ABC News affiliate reports: After a year in national headlines for allegations of covering up rape, punishing victims, and using the “Liberty Way” to silence accusers, a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against Liberty University. All but two of the 22 women — known as the Jane Does — settled their lawsuit against Liberty. “The case is …

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Feds Investigate Another Rape Coverup At Liberty U

The Christian Post reports: Another former student has claimed that Liberty University failed to properly investigate her allegation of sexual assault, prompting the U.S. Department of Education to investigate the school’s handling of assault allegations. The lawsuit, filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, argues that Liberty “failed to provide Plaintiff with services …

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Right Wing Beauty Queen Dies In Jump From Condo

The New York Post reports: The Miami Police Department reported that the 27-year-old Miss Alabama 2021, Zoe Sozo Bethel jumped from a seven-story condo which left her in a coma for over a week before she succumbed to traumatic brain injuries. While she was in the coma, family members reported that Bethel had been involved in an unspecified “accident.” However, …

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Liberty Professor Charged With Sex Assault Of Student

Lynchburg’s ABC News affiliate reports: A professor at Liberty University has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and abduction. Online records show William Atwell, who is listed on Liberty University’s website as an associate professor of American Sign Language, has been charged in Lynchburg General District Court. According to online records, Atwell was arrested by Liberty University police on …

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Jerry Falwell Revives Defamation Suit Against Liberty, Demands Return Of Handgun, Three Horses, His URL

Virginia Business reports: Former Liberty University President and Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. has revived his defamation lawsuit against the Lynchburg-based private Christian university that is suing him for $10 million, according to court documents filed in late October. Falwell also seeks the return of personal property he says is being held by the university, including a .38 revolver, the JerryFalwell.com …

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Liberty U Files To Gag Sexual Assault Whistleblower

The Christian Post reports: Liberty University is asking a federal court to stop a former employee from disclosing confidential information and documents amid a legal battle over claims that the evangelical Christian school wrongfully fired him for speaking out about how it handled sexual assault allegations. Scott Lamb, formerly the school’s senior vice president of communications, sued the Lynchburg-based university …

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Liberty U President: My Goal Is To Get People Elected And The “Homosexual Community” Just Can’t Stop Me

Politico reports: Liberty University’s new president, Jerry Prevo, told a top university official this year that he wanted the large Christian school to become a more effective political player with the goal of helping to influence elections, according to a call recording shared with POLITICO. “Are they getting people elected? Which is one of our main goals,” Prevo told Sctt …

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Liberty University Imposes Campus-Wide Quarantine

Via press release from Liberty University: As part of its ongoing monitoring of positive COVID-19 rates on campus as well as active community cases and local hospital capacity, Liberty University administration announced on Thursday that it is enacting a temporary mitigation period from Aug. 30-Sept. 10. The university is making adjustments to campus operations during this time, which are designed …

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12 Women Sue Liberty U For “Enabling Campus Rape”

Lynchburg’s ABC News affiliate reports: A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a class action lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the “Liberty Way” and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court for the Eastern of New …

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Ex-Diversity Officer Files $8M Suit Against Liberty U

The Christian Post reports: A former employee of Liberty University has filed a lawsuit seeking over $8 million from the Lynchburg, Virginia-based evangelical Christian school, claiming racial discrimination. Kelvin Edwards, a former NFL player, filed a lawsuit against Liberty on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Edwards accused Liberty of violating Title VII of …

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Falwell Jr Seeks Dismissal Of Liberty U’s $40M Lawsuit: They’re Just Trying To “Shame” Me About The Pool Boy

The Lynchburg News & Advance reports: Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is requesting dismissal of a breach of contract lawsuit the university filed against him seeking more than $40 million, claiming much of the suit was simply an excuse to publicly shame him with irrelevant allegations. In documents filed Tuesday in Lynchburg Circuit Court, Falwell states the suit …

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Falwell Hospitalized Again For Blood Clots In His Lungs

A message from Jerry Falwell Jr: Last week at an event with Liberty University students, I announced that we would have a big picnic on our family farm for graduating seniors. Unfortunately, this weekend I encountered another bout of symptoms resulting from the respiratory emboli that were first diagnosed last year. For the fourth time this year I was admitted …

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Liberty University Sues Jerry Falwell Jr. For $10 Million: Withheld Damaging Scandal And Booze “Impairment”

The New York Times reports: Liberty University has sued Jerry Falwell Jr. for $10 million, exacerbating the messy divorce between the Christian university and its former president whose family name has been synonymous with the university since its founding. The new suit, which alleges breach of contract and fiduciary duty, claims that Mr. Falwell withheld scandalous and potentially damaging information …

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Falwell’s Son Out As Vice President Of Liberty University

Politico reports: The son of Jerry Falwell Jr. is out of his job as vice president at Liberty University nearly eight months after his father resigned as president of the Christian school amid allegations of inappropriate personal behavior and financial self-dealing. Liberty University spokesperson Scott Lamb on Wednesday confirmed to POLITICO that Trey Falwell was “no longer employed by the …

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Falwell Attempting Comeback At Liberty University

Politico reports: “Congratulations on an exciting 14-9 win over NCAA team from Walsh University in North Canton, OH!” Falwell wrote on Instagram on March 13, beneath photos of a Liberty lacrosse game and himself in the stands with daughter and wife, Becki. “Didn’t realize LaCrosse was so much fun to watch.” The posting struck some in the Liberty community as …

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Charlie Kirk Ditched By “Think Tank” Bearing His Name

The New York Times reports: When the Falkirk Center think tank was established at Liberty University in Virginia in 2019, it quickly became the de facto headquarters of evangelical Trumpism on a campus that had risen to national prominence. Its fellows included Sebastian Gorka, the former aide to President Donald J. Trump. Rudy Giuliani, the former president’s lawyer, appeared on …

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