UPDATE III: Jerry Falwell Jr. told The Wall Street Journal that he had resigned as president of Liberty University only hours after telling the Virginia Business he would not resign. Some have speculated that Falwell wanted a larger financial package before resigning.
UPDATE II: Falwell told Virginia Business that reports of him resigning are “completely false.”
UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Jerry Falwell Jr. is going to resign from his president/chancellor position at Liberty University.
Giancarlo Granda, who worked as a pool attendant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, claims that he had sex with Becki Falwell while her husband Jerry Falwell Jr. watched from March 2012 to 2018.
Granda gave Reuters a 2018 audio purported phone recording of Granda and the Falwells talking about Becki’s jealousy about Granda having sex with other women.
Jerry, who is the president and chancellor of Liberty University, revealed to the Washington Examiner on Aug. 23 that Becki committed adultery with an unidentified man — a business partner — who later blackmailed the couple, and caused Jerry’s depression.
Granda showed Reuters emails, text messages and other evidence that he says proves the sexual affair with Becki:
Becki and I developed an intimate relationship and Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room.
Granda said the sexual encounters happenned “multiple times per year” in hotels in Miami and New York, and at the Falwells’ home in Virginia.
However, Granda’s friendship with the Falwells eventually soured, and he reportedly wanted to dissolve his ties with the Falwells, which turned into a business dispute.
As Reuters was preparing to publish this article on Aug. 24, Falwell issued a statement to the Washington Examiner on Aug. 23 that claimed Becki had had an affair an unidentified man who had been trying to extort money from them.
Granda denies the blackmail and extortion claims, but says he was seeking to negotiate a buyout from a business arrangement he says he had with the Falwells.