Liberty University sues Jerry Falwell Jr. for $10 million in damages

By The Christian Post

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. | REUTERS/Mike Segar

Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against its former president and chancellor, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking $10 million in damages over breach of contract and other allegations.

The Virginia-based evangelical Christian school filed the suit against Falwell on Thursday in the Lynchburg Circuit Court, accusing the former school head of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and statutory conspiracy.

The complaint alleges that Falwell created a “well-resourced exit strategy” from his role via a 2019 employment agreement while not telling Liberty officials about his personal scandals.

Of specific note was the revelations last year about Falwell’s wife having an extramarital affair with a former pool boy named Giancarlo Granda, which eventually led to Falwell's resignation. 

Source:The Christian Post