‘Pool Boy’ Giancarlo Granda Says Falwells Have Been ‘Relentlessly Harassing’ Him Since Sex Scandal Broke
I was afraid for a long time and was constantly reminded by the Falwells of how they would come after me if I spoke the truth, which is why it took so long to speak up. Becki [Falwell] approached me and invited me back to their hotel room to have sex while Jerry watched. After that night, Becki actively pursued me.
Their lavish lifestyle consisted of heavy drinking and going to nightclubs, which is strictly prohibited by the honor code that they expect everyone else to follow. Everyone at Liberty University treated the Falwells like a royal family. Faculty, the Board, legal team and friends within the trusted “inner circle” all looked the other way out of fear.
The Falwells met Granda when he was working as a pool boy in the spring of 2012 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. The three went into business together, co-owning on a hostel in Miami.
Granda and the Falwells admit that Becki had a sexual relationship with Granda, but Granda has additionally claimed that Jerry Jr. used to watch their sexual activity, which Jerry Jr. has denied.
Jerry Jr. resigned as president of Liberty University on Aug. 25 in exchange for a severance package worth $10.5 million.
Granda hit back in his Fox News interview:
Jerry and Becki’s version is false. [Jerry] was aware of our relationship from day one. Jerry is incapable of accepting responsibility for his actions. Therefore, I was not shocked by his attempt to shift the blame to someone else.
(Source: Fox News, Photo Credit: Giancarlo Granda)