Tag Archives: Liberty University

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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Liberty Students Call For Shutting Down Falkirk Center

The Christian Post reports: More than 400 students have signed a petition calling on the Lynchburg, Virginia-based university to shut down the Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty, a think tank founded last year by then-Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. The petition, titled “Liberty United Against Falkirk,” contends that the think tank has …

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Trump Executive Order Set Stage For Falwell’s Grifting

Politico reports: Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s decision to spend millions of university dollars on Republican political causes followed an executive order by President Donald Trump directing the Internal Revenue Service to avoid whenever possible investigating religious organizations veering into politics. Trump issued the order in 2017. The following year, under Falwell’s leadership, the university directed more than …

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Liberty University Spent Millions Promoting Trump

Politico reports: After shocking many in the evangelical movement by endorsing Donald Trump over other Republicans for the 2016 presidential nomination, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. pumped millions of the nonprofit religious institution’s funds into Republican causes and efforts to promote the Trump administration, blurring the lines between education and politics. The culmination of his efforts was the creation …

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Falwell Drops Defamation Suit Against Liberty University

The Lynchburg News & Advance reports: Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has dropped a lawsuit alleging the evangelical Christian institution he led for 13 years defamed him after he resigned in scandal this summer. Lawyers for Falwell notified Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday that their client will not pursue his claim that the school damaged his reputation by …

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Politico: The Falwells Jointly Cruised Liberty U Students, Jerry “Gratuitously” Boasted About Size Of His Penis

Politico reports: When Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki strolled around the Lynchburg, Va., campus of Liberty University, the evangelical school which Falwell led as president, they would play a secret game called “Would you rather.” The middle-aged couple would point to students, men and women, and imagine what it would be like to have sex with them, according …

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Sues Liberty University: You Damaged My Reputation And The Lincoln Project Is Behind It All

Via press release from Jerry Falwell Jr.’s lawyers: Today, Jerry Falwell, Jr., the former President and Chancellor of Liberty University, sued the school founded by his father, Dr. Jerry Falwell, which Falwell, Jr. saved from financial collapse and built into the leading Evangelical Christian university in the world over his 13-year stewardship as President. In his Complaint filed in the …

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Liberty University Pays Jerry Falwell Jr. Two Years Salary

Lynchburg’s NBC News affiliate reports: Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years’ base salary owed under his employment contract Tuesday. The Lynchburg, Virginia-based Christian university issued a brief statement about the compensation that did not provide an exact figure but said previous “media reports regarding the size and terms” of Falwell’s severance …

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