Jerry Falwell Jr.’s life blew up when he released a statement earlier this week acknowledging his wife’s affair with a much younger man.
New details have since been released that have resulted in his resignation as president of Liberty University, here are are some of the most shocking ones:
In a self-pitying statement, Falwell alleged his wife of 33 years, Becki, had a brief “inappropriate personal relationship” with an “ambitious young man,” who has been extorting them in a “fatal attraction type situation” for years. He claims to have forgiven his wife for her transgressions and curiously outlined that their relationship was “something in which I was not involved.”
BREAKING: In a statement exclusively to @SecretsBedard , Jerry Falwell Jr. revealed his wife Becki’s affair for the first time, said it was short lived and that the two reconciled quickly — https://t.co/z3n11PCC5E — @dcexaminer
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) August 24, 2020
Twenty-nine year old Giancarlo Granda gave his side of the story in an interview Monday. He claims that he was approached by Becki while working as a pool attendant at the Fontainebleau Hotel in 2012, when he was just twenty years old.
— Colin J. Warnock (@ColinJWarnock) August 25, 2020
As it turns out, Falwell, 58, who claimed to be so upset by the revelation of his wife’s affair that he lost 80 pounds, was not only aware of the relationship, he was an active participant.
Jerry Falwell a cuckold? pic.twitter.com/NKmaa7eIrW
— ycats (@scribblymoth) August 24, 2020
Granda asserts that Becki told him that he needed a woman with experience and took him back to her hotel room with the caveat that her husband Jerry “liked to watch.” The former pool boy said Falwell Jr. did watch that day while wearing a Speedo.
— Giancarlo Granda (@GgrandaG) August 26, 2020
Length of the Entanglement
Granda insists Falwell Jr. enjoyed being cuckolded for the duration of his affair with Becki, which lasted seven years.
“He enjoyed watching us in person and also remotely through video cameras. He also listened to our phone calls.”
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 24, 2020
Granada also asserts that he is not blackmailing the Falwells as Jerry claimed, just trying to get out of their joint business venture, a Miami youth hostel.
My first car at age 16 was a 1970s Oldsmobile 442. Today a customer at Fisher’s Restaurant in Bedford VA let me drive his 1972 model with AT, AC and a rebuilt 455 V8. pic.twitter.com/GIgLHGiWip
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) May 24, 2018
Becki’s Tryst with Student
A former Liberty University student came forward this week, claiming that Mrs. Falwell gave him oral sex when he stayed the night at the family residence in 2008 after band practice with her son.
Becki climbed into bed with him and “was the aggressor,” he was just 22 at the time.
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) June 28, 2017
Becki claims that Jerry was not involved in her affair with Granda. “It’s a shame that Christians can’t give us the same forgiveness that Christ gave us.”
— Sharona (@Really_Sharon) August 25, 2020
Falwell Jr. has been publicly embroiled in scandal since earlier this year, when he was suspended from Liberty University on August 7, after posting a photo of himself with his arm around a woman that showed them both with their pants unzipped.
Jerry Falwell Jr with his wife's assistant with their pants unzipped.
He said it was all in good fun
I'm sure pic.twitter.com/nPvmf8iVIj
— ?? Larry ?? (@LarryEWC) August 24, 2020
On Monday, he submitted his resignation from Liberty University and will reportedly receive a $10.5 million compensation package.
BREAKING: Jerry Falwell Jr. says he has submitted resignation as head of evangelical Liberty University. Falwell stepped down amid claims about a sexual relationship Falwell’s wife had with a business partner. https://t.co/88Oymy2b8U
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 25, 2020