Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned as president of Liberty University on Monday — amid reports of a sex scandal involving him, his wife and a pool boy.
The religious-right Bible-thumper had already been on indefinite leave from his post overseeing the ultra-conservative Virginia school after a photo surfaced showing him with his jeans unzipped and an arm around a woman who wasn’t his wife.
Falwell, the son of late famed televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., then revealed in a statement to the Washington Examiner on Sunday that he and wife Becki were allegedly being extorted by a former pool boy who had an affair with his spouse.
Falwell claimed that he was not involved in the pair’s illicit romps.
But Becki’s former lover, Giancarlo Granda, said not only was Falwell aware of his wife’s sexcapades, he enjoyed watching them.
Falwell has now agreed to step down from the university, the Religious News Service reported Monday.
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