Suspended Freedom University leader Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed to Washington Examiner reporter Paul Bedard on Sunday that his wife, Becki Falwell, was having an affair with a young man they befriended and who they started working with in Florida eight.
In a lengthy statement, Falwell said that he and his wife “forgive each other” – he suggested that they also had “small important things” to atone, citing a Bible verse on visual adultery – and they had decided to ‘move forward because his wife’s former lover had extorted “huge sums of money” from them to keep quiet. “I’m just tired of it,” Falwell told Bédard.
Falwell said the young man – Giancarlo Granda – created a ‘fatal attraction’ type of situation.
referring to a famous 1987 film in which a dismissed extramarital lover boiled a pet rabbit, among other acts of retaliation intimidation. . Granda, 21 at the time of the incident, told the examiner in an email that “any allegation of extortion” is false, “defamatory and refuted by clear documentary evidence,” adding that the Falwell’s attempt “loot me” with that “last minute story” just “stinks of despair” and “ALL of the truth will come out”.
The salacious nature of the Falwell’s relationship with their grandmother came to light when Michael Cohen, former fixer and attorney for President Trump, told comedian Tom Arnold in a secretly taped conversation that he had destroyed “personal” photographs involving the “pool boy” for weeks at Falwell before Falwell unexpectedly endorsed Trump as president. Black man shot several times
Falwell said on Sunday that he “was not involved” in his wife.
inappropriate personal relationship” with Granda, and mentioned “fantastic” and “stinging, false” aspects of the relationship “based on the false declaration of the individual “.
Liberty University, a conservative evangelical Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell Sr.
confirmed on Friday that Falwell has been suspended indefinitely as the university investigates “various rumors and claims” about him and decides whether he will be fired. He earns around $ 1 million a year as president of Liberty University, reports The News & Advance.
Falwell, 58, has been on leave since apologizing for posting (later deleted) a photo of himself with his arm around a woman, both pants partially open, during a “Trailer Park Boys” costume party. on a 164-foot six-bedroom yacht owned by NASCAR magnate Rick Hendrick. Falwell’s family have reportedly taken a family vacation on the yacht since Liberty University signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Hendrick Motorsports
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