The trainwreck of the Jerry Falwell Jr. scandal continues. A friend of Falwell’s son has come forward to claim that Falwell’s wife, Becki, performed oral sex on him after band practice.
The man in question–whose name has not been made public–came forward with his allegations to the website Politico. Politico actually approached him in 2019 after learning of the sexual encounter from several friends; he did not wish to go public until now.
The encounter allegedly occurred in 2008 when he was a 22-year-old student enrolled at Liberty University, the school where Falwell served as President. At the time, the student had put together a garage band which included Falwell’s son, Trey. The former student claims that after band practice at the Falwell home he decided to stay the night. While in bed, Becki Falwell entered his room and performed oral sex on him.
“She was the aggressor,” he told Politico. He also claims that the encounter happened after a long grooming period in which Becki would make flirtatious comments, and at least one occasion in which he found her hiding in his guest room.
The student went along with the encounter at the time, but rejected further advances by Becki. That didn’t stop her from continuing to pursue him through a series of flirtatious messages. The man in question has provided copies of said messages proving the veracity of his claims to Politico, and several of his friends have also confirmed he told them of the encounter at the time it happened.
Now 34, the former student claims he suffered immense depression and anxiety as a result of the encounter. “Usually I think about a middle-aged man grooming someone,” the former student says. “It’s funny how it happened with the whole, ‘Me Too’ [movement]. I’m on the other end of the spectrum [from] men harassing women. I found [that] a lot of the traits that these guys had, [Falwell] had as well.”
“Afterwards, I just felt like Joseph for many years,” he adds. “I know you get the analogy — from that [Bible] story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, when that woman tried to seduce him.”
Becki and Jerry Falwell, Jr. have released as statement denying the student’s allegations.
“It is unfortunate that the coverage of our departure has turned into a frenzy of false and fantastic claims about us,” the statement read in part. These false and mean spirited lies have hurt us and our family greatly and we will respond fully with the truth at an appropriate time. At this time, however, we think it is best to move on and help the Liberty community focus on its very bright future…”
News of the relationship between Becki Falwell and the former Liberty student comes on the heels of revelations by Giancarlo Granda, a former pool boy, who confirmed he had a seven-year affair with the couple, often having sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry watched. The scandal highlights blatant hypocrisy on the part of the Falwells, as Liberty University has strict policies prohibiting relationships between school employees and students. Liberty University also forbids students from having sex outside of marriage, or from having extra-marital affairs.
Jerry Falwell, Jr. resigned as President of Liberty University earlier this week, though not before pocketing a $10.5 million severance package.