Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss a lawsuit Liberty University filed over his headline-grabbing departure last year as leader of the evangelical school his father founded.
Falwell claims in a court filing that much of Liberty’s suit serves only to keep shaming him after a provocative photo of him came to light and revelations surfaced of his wife’s extramarital affair, The News & Advance in Lynchburg reported Thursday.
Falwell claims the suit focuses on his wife’s personal life while not addressing his “actions as the leader of Liberty.”
“The rehashing of these events and protected defamation of Falwell through litigation serves one mission – ruining Falwell’s reputation through mischaracterization of events and public shaming through out-of-context pictures filed in a public complaint,” according to Tuesday’s filing in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss a lawsuit Liberty University filed over his headline-grabbing departure last year as leader of the evangelical school. Falwell claims much of Liberty's suit serves only to keep shaming him. https://t.co/qC2U7mSNEr
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 4, 2021
This ep has devastating testimony by woman who survived rapes at Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty U. The Falwell’s & Liberty execs BLAMED THE VICTIMS & covered up the crimes. Liberty still has sexual assaulters in positions of power. Shame on Michael Cohen for supporting the Falwells! https://t.co/UIPzmepgpZ
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 2, 2021