Jerry Falwell Jr sued Liberty University for defamation on October 28, 2020. This post looks at the claims and Liberty’s response. A separate blog post will look at Falwell’s claims against The Lincoln Project. In the view of this blog this lawsuit is bound to fail.
“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.“
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
There is more news with Jerry Falwell Jr and Liberty University. The disgraced former president of Liberty filed a lawsuit claiming that he was defamed. Let’s look at what is going on.
Jerry Falwell Jr Sues Liberty Over Being Fired for “Poolboygate”
On October 28, 2020 Jerry Falwell Jr filed a lawsuit against Liberty University in the state court in Lynchburg, Virginia claiming the school damaged his character. In the lawsuit Falwell claims that “legal, contractual, and moral obligations not to defame” Falwell after he said he saved the university from “financial collapse” and made it “the world’s leading evangelical university.” Quinn Emmanuel a firm who is representing Falwell claimed that Liberty, “needlessly injured and damaged his reputation through a series of statements.” Falwell is claiming Liberty believed Giancarlo Granda when they should not. The lawsuit then claims that Liberty, “set out to destroy Mr. Falwell’s reputation through numerous defamatory statements that affirm the outrageous lies of an unstable individual who attempted to extort the Falwells.” Falwell’s lawyer said that they had to seek redress through court to protect Jerry Falwell Jr’s reputation. Liberty University told The Hill that they will address the lawsuit but had commitments ongoing. Also wroth noting is that in the lawsuit Jerry Falwell Jr singled out The Lincoln Project in his downfall. That will be a separate post at The Wondering Eagle and will immediately follow this blog post. If you would like to read more you can do so in the following articles below.
- The Hill, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University over reputation damage.”
- Politico, “Falwell sues Liberty University, alleging defamation.”
- Daily Mail, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for firing him over pool boy sex scandal which he claims was funded by ‘political enemies’ because he supports Trump.”
- KCRA, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University, saying school damaged his reputation.”
- Washington Post, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University, says school damaged his reputation.”
- New York Daily News, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation regarding public pool-boy-dalliance statements.”
- CNN, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation.”
- Fox News, “Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation after sex scandal forced his exit.”
This Lawsuit Shows Falwell’s Desperation and is Bound to Fail
This lawsuit is flawed and shows Jerry Falwell Jr’s desperation. It also shows his narcissism and how he is a grifter. Defamation lawsuits when you are well know are hard to prove. Now if he was more regular line of work and something happened which led to a job loss that would be different. But in Jerry Falwell Jr’s case he has no one to blame but himself. Did anyone make him pose for a picture on the super yacht? Did anyone make him sit in the corner while he watched Becki have sex with the pool boy? Was any of that behavior forced on Jerry Falwell Jr? No he engaged in all of it on his own free will. Falwell is a thug. This shows that he has no remorse and is just out to try and scam the system. Hasn’t he screwed over Liberty enough? Its this blog’s prediction that this will not stand up on its own merits and will be tossed. Expect a nothing burger, its Jerry Falwell Jr after all.