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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:04 AM

Jerry Falwell Jr. announces lawsuit against Liberty University over his ouster

Source: RNS

In a press release Thursday, Falwell alleges that an individual, supported by foes of President Donald Trump, made false claims against him. Falwell was one of Trump’s earliest and most vocal evangelical supporters.

“We attempted to meet several times with the Liberty University Board of Trustees Executive Committee but were unsuccessful in doing so. Thus, we were forced to seek remedy for Mr. Falwell’s ongoing injuries and damage to his reputation through the Court,” Falwell lawyer Robert Raskopf, of the firm Quinn Emanuel, said in the press release.

Falwell said in the statement that he would restore his reputation and “repair damage to the Liberty University brand.”

“Other than God and my family, there is nothing in the world I love more than Liberty University,” Falwell said in the news release.

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Read more: https://religionnews.com/2020/10/29/jerry-falwell-jr-says-hes-suing-liberty-university-over-ouster-as-president/



His lawyer's press release is here:


https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jerry-falwell-jr-files-lawsuit-against-liberty-university-301162933.html



In his Complaint filed in the Commonwealth of Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg, Mr. Falwell claims that Liberty University needlessly injured and damaged his reputation through a series of statements, published in print and spoken in large public forums and streamed online, following his forced resignation from the University.

According to the Complaint, these statements had the effect of affirming false claims that an individual made publicly against Mr. Falwell after years-long attempts at extortion against Falwell and his wife Becki. Based on research and investigation, this individual appears to be supported financially by political opponents of Mr. Falwell in the midst of a heated presidential campaign, likely including the anti-Trump political action committee called The Lincoln Project.

The Complaint, which includes claims of Defamation and Breach of Contract, alleges that Liberty University officials accepted the false claims against Mr. Falwell without investigation to force his resignation, and then engaged in a campaign to "tarnish, minimize, and outright destroy the legacy of the Falwell family and Mr. Falwell's reputation."

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Reply Jerry Falwell Jr. announces lawsuit against Liberty University over his ouster (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 29 OP
bullimiami Oct 29 #1
flibbitygiblets Oct 29 #20
icwlmuscyia Oct 29 #2
Thomas Hurt Oct 29 #3
modrepub Oct 29 #5
Warpy Oct 29 #12
modrepub Oct 29 #4
flibbitygiblets Oct 29 #21
dameatball Oct 29 #28
PJMcK Oct 29 #6
Illumination Oct 29 #16
Ford_Prefect Oct 29 #7
brush Oct 29 #8
hlthe2b Oct 29 #9
mpcamb Oct 29 #10
0nirevets Oct 29 #11
COL Mustard Oct 29 #26
truthisfreedom Oct 29 #13
yankee87 Oct 29 #14
Illumination Oct 29 #15
jmowreader Oct 29 #17
Mr.Bill Oct 29 #18
Mickju Oct 29 #19
paleotn Oct 29 #22
LiberalLovinLug Oct 29 #23
keithbvadu2 Oct 29 #24
COL Mustard Oct 29 #25
dobleremolque Oct 29 #27
dameatball Oct 29 #29
reACTIONary Oct 29 #30

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. discovery not going to help falwell.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:59 PM

20. IKR? Yes, by all means, let's get it on the public record about his pervy proclivities.

Idjit.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:07 AM

2. Thoughts and prayers

for a mutually destructive outcome.

Amen.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:07 AM

3. how is that true, he seems to really like watching other dudes do his wife...which was damage to LU.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:11 AM

5. I Kind Of Hope This Guy Cracks

And abandons religion all together. I think he has a lot of stories that evangelicals wouldn't want told. A lot of these people seem to use their religion to repress something they don't like about themselves.

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Response to modrepub (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:32 PM

12. For the second generation, it's a birthright and cash cow

They lack all the charisma of their televangelist daddies and I don't see any of them maintaining their positions for long.

This is most likely the type of lawsuit that will be negotiated out of court, the "make it go away" sum buried under NDAs.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:07 AM

4. Get Your Popcorn Here!

Fresh popcorn, who needs popcorn?

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Response to modrepub (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:00 PM

21. LOL, (raises hand). Pass that bucket over this way, pal!

This outta be GREAT!

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Response to modrepub (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:28 PM

28. Me! Me! But hold the butter. We will all feel greasy enough after watching this slimey mess.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:22 AM

6. Most high-level employees have a requirement to not embarrass their employer

One way for a CEO, president or other senior executive to be terminated is to do or say something that would be detrimental to the organization. If your behavior hurts the company's reputation or business, you're out. Hell, I've never held a senior position but I've had such clauses in my employment agreements. One has to behave and act appropriately for the organization.

Falwell's continued hedonistic behavior was deeply embarrassing for Christian "school" Liberty University which had rules about behavior that Falwell violated.

As bullimiami wrote in Reply #1, if Falwell goes forward with his lawsuits, discovery will be really fun!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:25 PM

16. Oh boy! Just when you think a story can't get any juicer it does! It goes beyond expectations!...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:28 AM

7. Silver-spoon playboy whines that they won't play nice with him. Film at 11:00.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:29 AM

8. Guess he's missing all the perks and big paydays.

Reality bites. The guy was out of control, felt entitled to run through the school's money however he liked since his father founded it and "left" it to him.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:35 AM

9. Yeah.. No chance in hell he's gonna prevail.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:49 AM

10. Zip up your pants, Jerry, and shut the hell up!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:54 PM

11. LMAO, evangelicals sewing evangelicals for defamation. I wonder, what would Jesus do?

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Response to 0nirevets (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:44 PM

26. Clearly, He'd Support Trump

That's what Jerry told us!!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:37 PM

13. Tots and pears, Jerry!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:51 PM

14. Too funny

Like was said earlier, pass the popcorn. Those who throw out students for intra-racial dating better be perfect. Read Elmer Gantry

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:19 PM

15. A shame that he's being so victimized by society! Excuse me while I grab a tissue for my tears!...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:33 PM

17. What Mr. Falwell is not mentioning...

...is that if a Liberty student would have done what Mr. Falwell is accused of doing, Mr. Falwell himself would have expelled the malefactor.

So, basically, what Falwell Jr. is saying is he has higher standards for 18-year-old kids than he does for himself.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:37 PM

18. He's broke. n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:59 PM

19. His reputation?

Boohoo

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:22 PM

22. Good luck with that, Jerry...

These people do know what discovery means? And that the opposition will dig up dirt we've not even heard of yet. My advice, shut the fuck up and live off the inheritance your father stole from the rubes. Safer and a lot less expensive that way.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:31 PM

23. Ha ha ha. Great. Keep the story active!



What a sleazy grifter.
And hey, if you are attempting to defend yourself against drinking alcohol by saying it was only "black water in my glass" that's a huge tell you are lying right there. Why wouldn't he say "just cola in my glass"? What the hell is "black water"?

I am hoping for a similarly harmful scandal befalls Graham Jr too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:39 PM

24. Reputation is just an excuse... There's big money to go after.

Reputation is just an excuse... There's big money to go after.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:41 PM

25. Popcorn....I've got popcorn....

At the Liberty University special price of only $100/bag.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:56 PM

27. Headline: "Falwell Sues While His Wife Watches." n/t

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Response to dobleremolque (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:30 PM

29. Well done!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:09 PM

30. Hopefully they both lose. nt

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