See below for Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s lawsuit against Liberty University, which he led for many years. The lawsuit brags about Falwell’s roles in building up Liberty University over the years, and claims that “Liberty set out to destroy Mr. Falwell’s reputation through numerous defamatory statements that affirm the outrageous lies of an unstable individual who attempted to extort the Falwells and who…conspired against Mr. Falwell with politically motivated backers, including Aaron Resnick and the political action committee The Lincoln Project.” According to Falwell, “Liberty’s actions are antithetical to the teachings of Christ” and have “play[ed] right into the hands of sinister operatives with ulterior motives.” Falwell demands a trial by jury and asks for punitive damages, among other things. Should be fun…including “discovery” in this case! LOL
As for Liberty University, AP reports that “spokesman Scott Lamb said the school, which had not yet been served with the lawsuit, would have a formal statement in response later Thursday.” I’ll update this post when that’s available.
P.S. For some background on Falwell and his shenanigans over the years, see Audio: Jerry Falwell, Jr. Explains the “Viral” Photo – “She’s pregnant, so she couldn’t get her pants up…I couldn’t get mine zipped either”; Trump BFF Jerry Falwell, Jr. Strikes Again – No “Pool Boy” This Time…Just “Unzipped Drunken Debauchery”; Letter From Liberty U. Alumni – African-American Evangelical Pastors, Ministry Leaders, etc. – Rips Jerry Falwell’s “Racist Tweet” as “disgrace to Jesus Christ and Liberty University”; “Trump Uber-fan” Liberty U. President Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s Wildly Reckless Behavior Unsurprisingly Has VERY BAD Consequences; Video: Liberty U President Jerry Falwell Goes on “Fox & Friends” (Natch), Claims Coronavirus “Their Next Attempt to Get Trump”; Not “The Onion”: Jerry Falwell, Jr. Says He Supports Renaming Lynchburg; Media Misleadingly Reports that Falwell “Apologized” for His “Racist Tweet”, Except…Falwell Has Not Deleted Other Similarly Themed Tweets; etc.