More details have emerged in the lawsuit filed against Jerry Falwell Jr. last week by his former employer Liberty University and we have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The 74-page lawsuit accuses Falwell of withholding damaging information from the university about that whole pool boy sex scandal last summer and doing irreparable damage to the school’s reputation.
The lawsuit also claims there is an entire “cache” of compromising photos and communications that would be incredibly “harmful” to the disgraced evangelical leader’s family should they ever be released.
The salacious materials are allegedly being held by Giancarlo Granda, the pool boy who Jerry and his wife Becki have accused of blackmail after allegedly using him to fulfill their cuckolding fantasy a few years ago.
“Granda threatened to use the surreptitious sexual intimacy, and surrounding conduct, to ’embarrass the Falwells and Liberty University,'” the lawsuit reads. “Granda had amassed considerable leverage over the Falwells, and, accordingly, they worked to keep Granda pacified and quiet.”
Granda is accused of taking x-rated photos and recording his phone calls and FaceTime chats with Becki “for the purpose of enhancing ‘extortion attempts.'”
“Granda had access to plenty of material that could have been deeply damaging to Falwell Jr. in the eyes of the evangelical community,” the lawsuit states. “Falwell Jr. and Granda both knew that matters of infidelity, immodesty and acceptance of a loose lifestyle would stand in stark contrast to the conduct expected of leaders at Liberty.”
In a statement released over the weekend, Falwell called Liberty’s lawsuit against him “yet another attempt to defame me and discredit my record following a series of harsh and unnecessary actions against my children, Becki, and me.”
“I always abided by the requirements that applied to everyone on the University staff. This lawsuit is full of lies and half truths, and I assure you that I will defend myself vigorously,” he proclaimed.
He also fired off an angry tweet, accusing the university of going “off the rails” and calling the whole situation “sad.”
The university I built has simply gone off the rails! Sad. Without leadership, the people perish. https://t.co/yHJuHdWHxm
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) April 17, 2021
Liberty is seeking millions of dollars in damages, including $10 million in compensatory damages that it wants tripled to $30 million, as permitted under state law in limited circumstances, plus a minimum of $350,000 in punitive damages and additional costs and fees.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
I wonder how much Granda’s getting out of this? The guy is really cashing in on the Fallwells. Not that they don’t deserve everything that’s coming to them.
Sometimes there’s no one to root for, which is okay.
I’d say between the extortion from the Falwells that he’s been on the receiving end of, not to mention, y’know, having >vurp< sex with the Fallwells, Granda has more than earned ever DIME he's able to squeeze out of the situation.
I think he deserves every dime he can get fron the fraud falwell.
What kind of altered state of mind or what level of arrogance is required to engage in such a double life and then to persist in denial? As for the “cache”, I hope the poolboy leaks…I’m sure there are “investigative journalists” all over this.
Meanwhile, if I were Liberty U., I wouldn’t be optimistic about recouping any money; having paid him so much salary/severance reflects poorly on their own due diligence/judgment.
Whatever poolboy received in compensation from the disgusting Falwells wasn’t worth it. MAKE THEM PAY!
Then for them to turn around with their anti-sex and no-sex contracts when you are a student going to their school, not to mention their homophobic stance.
Well, compromising photos soon to be seen om OMG.blog (NSFW) ?????
oh hell no!! last thing I want to see on there is Farwell in his birthday suit
Everybody’s deserves sex; whether Christian or not, and at least he was sharing with the wife…..
The question is with Friends like this dude, who needs enemies??
I bet Jerry got a lick or copped a feel while the poolboy was servicing his wife. I think jerry made the poolboy use the backdoor and I dont mean to get in the house
What are the chances that the pool boy’s Granda has been photographed lodged in Falwell’s throat and other orifices?
Okay, I am embarrassed to admit this but here goes. I lived near Lynchburg in the mid 1980’s. I picked up Jr. at the mall and had sex with him (oral) in a house that was under construction (it was a Saturday and the job site was empty). I remarked that I didn’t think there were any gays in Lynchburg (as a joke). He told me Jerry Falwell’s son was gay (I had NO idea of who any of the family members were…). Come to see pictures much later and it was an OMG holy shit moment. So the person who mentioned Jr must have copped a feel…I can assure you it was more than a feel…
The worst problem with JF jr is that he contributed to making life hard for many people who did not stay on the straight and narrow path that anyone connected to Liberty U as an employee or student is supposed to. It would be good if the pool boy, or anyone, could show evidence which proves that the guy did engage in same-gender sex.
Of course, if that should be the case he could still continue to make it by becoming a preacher.
He says Liberty has attacked “my children, Becki, and me’. They always milk sympathy by including the children
Extortion and blackmail do not make the “pool boy” look good. He claims he’s a “trainer” of sorts, but he seems to be an iceberg who is well able to manipulate even the Falwells with his charms and extra abilities. Whatever he did that made Mr. Falwell decide to set him up in his own business seemed very generous or perhaps something else to shut him up?
Well it didn’t seem to work; he appears to want more and here’s where his over grabbing looks more like blackmail and extortion to me. Just what IS he holding over their heads that’s worth keeping his mouth shut? More photos? What was wrong with these people to trust this person? Indeed.
RentBoy’s going to get paid BigTime.!!! I hope RentBoy exposes the good reverend for the hypocritical freak he is…. With the pending $10M lawsuit, I wouldn’t be surprised if the hypocrite didn’t do a swan dive into an empty pool….
Lets see Falwell’s small prick. LOL!!!!
Liberty’s reputation is what they are claiming has been damaged. Not exactly and Ivy League university.
Liberty’s reputation was already rock bottom. I would never hire anyone with a degree from that sanitarium. I don’t care what ANYONE says, 19 yr old guys are having sex.
Couldn’t have happened to a bigger asshole.
I love when all these religious cult hypocrites are exposed for the liars and manipulators they truly are and have always been. You think this only started with this guy? It’s been going on for years and with other so called leaders. Just ask the Catholic Church
Jr and his wife knew that this day would come every time they met for whatever they were doing. Anyone who goes off their public persona script especially those who have a lot to lose probably can pinpoint the day they started looking over their shoulder’s. In Jr’s case it’s becoming more apparent that day was decades ago. We all know most of these high profile bible thumping holier than thou religious charlatans are hypocrites and phony ass quacks. Take the trash out.
IANAL, but is it wise for us to root against Falwell on this one? Isn’t a win for the University granting legitimacy to their “moral turpitude” crap and encouraging the University to keep policing the bedrooms and sex lives of their students and faculty? I think we should be giving Liberty University our collective middle fingers and telling them that Ms. Falwell can schtup anyone she wants with an audience of any size she pleases and if they don’t approve then they can throw their invitations into the trash right along with their “morality clauses.” A win here is a loss for the gay students and staff members who might also be hurt by this nonsense.
I would like to see the photos, not of Falwell, but of the pool boy. I would hate to see him charged with extortion so I hope he has a good lawyer and releases them without demanding money. Just putting that homophobe Jerry out of the spotlight would be wonderful
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