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Tue May 7, 2019, 09:48 PM

Journalist who broke today's story on Cohen & Falwell Jr also wrote about Falwell's poolboy friend

Found this out thanks to this tweet from WaPo's Philip Bump:









From that story published not quite a year ago:


Influential evangelical leader and Donald Trump backer Jerry Falwell Jr. went into business with a young pool attendant he and his wife met while staying at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, according to a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County.

The suit, which has not been previously reported, was brought by a father and son who claim that after they helped conceive of the business, the pool attendant and Falwell wrongly cut them out of it. The suit says that while Falwell Jr. and his wife were guests at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 2012, they developed a “friendly relationship” with the pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda; flew Granda in a private jet; and eventually backed him in a business venture, setting up a hostel that offers low-cost dorm-style nightly accommodations to visitors. The pool attendant, according to public records databases, was 21 when he met the Falwells.

A representative for Falwell Jr. and his family emailed BuzzFeed News that Granda was “offered a share” in the Alton Hostel venture because he lived in Miami and would act as a manager. Granda, Falwell’s wife, and Falwell's son are partners in the company that owned the hostel. Falwell Jr. loaned the company the down payment to purchase the $4.65 million property but was not a partner in the venture, said the representative, who asked not to be identified. He added that Granda had flown only once in a private plane the Falwells had rented.

Granda, who is a defendant in the lawsuit alongside the Falwells, declined to comment. His lawyer, Aaron Resnick, emailed and texted to ask that BuzzFeed News stop calling Granda and to emphasize that he would not discuss Falwell or the litigation.

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Reply Journalist who broke today's story on Cohen & Falwell Jr also wrote about Falwell's poolboy friend (Original post)
highplainsdem May 2019 OP
tanyev May 2019 #1
highplainsdem May 2019 #2
Funtatlaguy May 2019 #4
Me. May 2019 #3
Zoonart May 2019 #5
Dawson Leery May 2019 #8
Zoonart May 2019 #9
Leghorn21 May 2019 #6
Cracklin Charlie May 2019 #11
highplainsdem May 2019 #13
Dawson Leery May 2019 #7
rpannier May 2019 #10
Thekaspervote May 2019 #12

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:51 PM

1. It's a real good bet the two stories are related.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:52 PM

2. Yep.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:54 PM

4. So the photo might include the pool boys equipment?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:53 PM

3. OOOH Is His Wife Going To Be Mad

Jr. said he was just a friend

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:01 PM

5. My God these people are such cliches.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:07 PM

8. They clearly cannot come to terms with their sexuality.

You are what you are and it is not a sin.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #8)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:09 PM

9. So very true.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:05 PM

6. This is just too much fun

It really is

Jr’s POOL BOY has now assumed national prominence, what could be better than that??!?!?


THANKS COHEN
HANG TOUGH

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:15 PM

11. Are you sure the dirty stuff is about Jr.?

There happens to be a “Trey”. As in...Falwell III.

And that “hostel”? I read a piece about that hostel last night. Didn’t sound like anything the Falwells of Lynchburg should be invested in.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #11)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:56 PM

13. What I've read is that Falwell Jr and his wife met the poolboy first.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/aramroston/jerry-falwell-jr-michael-cohen-pool-attendant-lawsuit


The suit says that while Falwell Jr. and his wife were guests at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 2012, they developed a “friendly relationship” with the pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda; flew Granda in a private jet; and eventually backed him in a business venture, setting up a hostel that offers low-cost dorm-style nightly accommodations to visitors. The pool attendant, according to public records databases, was 21 when he met the Falwells.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:06 PM

7. Keep the stories coming.

These born again nuts are charlatans, who never live by their own word.
They need to pay taxes.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:10 PM

10. I am just praying the guy saved one photo

I would have as a 'just in case' kind of thing

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:20 PM

12. As much as dotard's base excepts his cheating with women, wonder how they would feel if his

So called friends liked the same sex.

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