Jerry Falwell Jr. Says His Wife Had An Affair With The Florida “Pool Boy”, Claims They Was Blackmailed
Suspended Liberty University leader Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed to Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bédard late Sunday that his wife, Becki Falwell, had an affair with a young man they befriended and went into business in Florida eight years ago. In a lengthy statement, Falwell said he and his wife “forgave each other” – he suggested he also had “small important things” to atone, citing a Bible verse on visual adultery – and had decided to come forward because his wife’s ex-lover had extorted “huge sums of money” from them to remain silent. “I’m just tired of it,” Falwell told Bedard.
Falwell said the young man – Giancarlo Granda – created a “fatal attraction” type situation, “referring to a famous 1987 film in which an abandoned extramarital lover boiled a pet rabbit, among other acts of retaliation intimidation. Granda, 21 at the time of the affair, said to Examiner in an email that “any allegation of extortion” is false, “defamatory and denied by clear documentary evidence,” adding that the Falwell’s attempt “to sack me” with this “last minute story” just ” stinks of despair, “and” the whole truth will come out. “
The salacious nature of the Falwell and Granda’s relationship emerged when Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and lawyer, told comedian Tom Arnold in a secretly taped conversation he had daring “personal” photographs destroyed involving the “pool boy” on behalf of Falwell a few weeks before Falwell unexpectedly approved Trump for president.
Falwell said sunday he “was not involved” in his wife’s “inappropriate personal relationship” with Granda, and mentioned “fantastic” and “lax and false” aspects of the relationship “based on the individual’s false statements”.
Liberty University, a conservative evangelical Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell Sr., confirmed on Friday that Falwell has been suspended indefinitely while the university investigates “various rumors and allegations” about him and decides whether he will be fired . He earns around $ 1 million a year as president of Liberty University, News and progress reports.
Falwell, 58, been on leave since he apologized for post (then delete) a photo of him with his arm around a woman, their two pants partially open, at a “Trailer Park Boys” costume party on a 164-foot, six-bedroom yacht owned by NASCAR mogul Rick Hendrick. Falwell’s family have reportedly taken a family vacation on the yacht since Liberty University signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Hendrick Motorsports.
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