Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Liberty University regarding his resignation of moving articles last year as the founding leader of a gospel school his father founded.
Falwell said in court he claimed that Liberty's large suit was only used to insult him after a sexually explicit photo of him appeared and his wife's romantic outfits appeared, The News & Advance reported in Lynchburg on Thursday.
Falwell says the case focuses on personal life while not talking about "his actions as a Liberty leader."
"The revival of these events and the defamation of Falwell's name by charges serves one purpose - to tarnish Falwell's image by misrepresenting events and embarrassing the public with inappropriate images included in the public complaint," according to a file on Tuesday at Lynchburg Circuit Court.
A Liberty spokesman did not respond immediately to Saturday's question on whether the school had any further comments.
Falwell's departure in August comes after a news release published an interview with a man who claims to have had a long-term sexual relationship with Becki Falwell and that Jerry Falwell has been involved in some of the linking things like voyeur.
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Although Falwells acknowledged Granda and Becki Falwell were in a relationship, Jerry Falwell declined to comment. The couple alleges that Granda wanted to rob them by threatening to expose the relationship.
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The school filed a lawsuit in April, seeking tens of millions of damages. Liberty says Falwell devised a “successful strategy” for his role as President and chancellor in a lucrative 2019 employment deal while concealing damaging details about the personal scandal that erupted in the following year.
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The deal includes the increase, Falwell told the Associated Press on Friday that it was $ 250,000, plus $ 2.5 million in dividends.
"In addition to his explicit duties as an officer and officer at Liberty, Falwell Jr. chose to defend himself," the case said.
The case also alleges that Falwell failed to disclose and address the issue of his "alcohol impairment" and refused to fully disclose personal and other personal information about Liberty.
Falwell said in his submission Tuesday that he has no obligation to tell the university about private matters.