Liberty University has introduced an independent investigation into the conduct of its disgraced former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the evangelical faculty introduced Monday.
Falwell formally resigned from his place final week amid a rising intercourse scandal involving his spouse’s alleged affair with a pool boy. The person, Giancarlo Granda, claims that Falwell Jr. preferred to observe the pair’s romps.
In a press release posted on their web site, Liberty’s board claimed that they have been unaware of the extent of Falwell’s misconduct, claiming “all of the indicators weren’t there till the beginning of final week.”
Falwell has beforehand come below hearth for myriad different incidents involving his hard-partying life-style and penchant for denigrating Liberty college students and employees.
Liberty University additionally positioned Falwell on go away as soon as earlier than, in 2019, when it was revealed that he solely endorsed Donald Trump within the 2016 election after the president’s former legal professional Michael Cohen took care of some racy private pictures of Falwell and his spouse, Becki.
Within the assertion, the college introduced it was retaining a forensic agency to analyze all features of Falwell’s presidency, together with “monetary, actual property, and authorized issues.”
Falwell beforehand indicated that he was making an attempt to get his full severance package deal of $10.5 million, telling the Wall Road Journal, “I didn’t break any guidelines — I get my compensation.”
Moreover, Liberty introduced they’d be hiring a brand new management function to behave as a “religious coach, mentor, and information” for the college’s management, making certain that they “stay out the Christian stroll anticipated of each considered one of us at Liberty.”
Liberty University has lengthy maintained a strict honor code for college students, limiting even mundane issues like holding arms and carrying shorts to class.