Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against Jerry Falwell Jr., accusing its former president of breaching his contract and fiduciary duty to the Christian school that has been engulfed in scandal over his personal behavior.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in circuit court in Lynchburg, Va., seeks more than $10 million in damages that the university says it has incurred as a result of what it describes as Falwell’s various indiscretions that harmed the “spiritual mission of Liberty.”
Liberty University is suing former leader Jerry Falwell Jr. for millions in damages. It says Falwell failed to disclose an alleged extortion attempt by a man who had a yearslong sexual relationship with Falwell’s wife.https://t.co/kzTlUhBjTn
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 16, 2021