Liberty University said they were seeking millions of dollars in damages in a civil lawsuit against Falwell, over allegations that he breached an employment contract
But Falwell called the lawsuit “a power grab” on Saturday, and said the action was “full of lies and half-truths,” through a series of tweets.
“The Exec Comm of the LU Board has made yet another attempt to defame me and discredit my record following a series of harsh and unnecessary actions against my children, [wife] Becki, and me,” he wrote.
Falwell then added: “I always abided by the requirements that applied to everyone on the University staff. This lawsuit is full of lies and half truths, and I assure you that I will defend myself vigorously,” before stating that his family has now been banned from the university’s campus.
“We were threatened with arrest if we walk on campus. My son was told he was being fired after yrs of service for no reason other than I was a public figure. A big power grab to rule LU and $2 billion endowment I built,” he added.
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
Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr, alleging that he misused university resources and tried to conceal a relationship involving a former pool boy. https://t.co/CtVkC8EQBc
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 16, 2021