Staff members at Liberty University have been instructed to refrain from interacting with the school’s ousted president, Jerry Falwell Jr. The university’s general…
The university’s general counsel, David Corry, wrote in an email to staff Thursday that Falwell had made “uncomfortable” calls to some employees after resigning last week, The News & Advance reported Friday. Corry told employees they cannot give Falwell information about the school or do any favors for him while on the job because the interactions could create the perception that he is helping manage the school.
“This impression is not well received by our supporters who do not want Mr. Falwell to be running Liberty University behind the scenes,” Corry wrote.
Falwell’s departure from the university came after a news outlet published an interview with Giancarlo Granda, a much younger business partner of the Falwell family. Granda said that he had a yearslong sexual relationship with Becki Falwell and that Jerry Falwell participated in some of the liaisons as a voyeur.
Liberty University built a $2 million tunnel so students could walk out to a shopping strip. Jerry Falwell Jr, the university president, owned a share in the shopping center. https://t.co/wJsnOUNBV7
— Aram Roston (@AramRoston) September 4, 2020
2/ After parting ways with President Jerry Falwell Jr in the wake of personal scandals, Liberty University has hired a firm to investigate ‘all facets’ of Falwell’s tenure, including the school’s financial and real estate operations https://t.co/NfbNwy4wsj
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 4, 2020