Pro-Trump attorney and, now suspended, president of Liberty University Jerry Falwell Jr. a stunning revelation on Sunday night: his wife Becki engaged in a steam affair with a young former family friend, who at the time was a pool boy.
Jerry Falwell Jr. says a “fatal attraction” threat to expose his wife’s affair with a pool boy eight years ago triggered an emotional roller coaster https://t.co/VIzMXiIaCd
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Falwell claims that the affair was short lived and that the two have since gone on to reconcile, but also said that he suffered from serious depression over the incident.
Falwell also claimed that that his wife’s former lover has attempted to extort the couple by threatening to reveal details of the affair to the public.
As The Washington Examiner reports:
The board’s statement about Falwell on Friday referred to “various rumors and claims,” which may be related to indications that a news service planned to air new claims from the man who Becki Falwell had the affair with a pool attendant the Falwells met and befriended in 2012 while staying at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
He said that while they tried to remain friendly with the Miami man and his family, the threats and texts demanding huge amounts of money led them to cut him off.
“While we tried to distance ourselves from him over time, he unfortunately became increasingly angry and aggressive. Eventually, he began threatening to publicly reveal this secret relationship with Becki and to deliberately embarrass my wife, family, and Liberty University unless we agreed to pay him substantial monies,” they said.
Jerry Falwell Jr. posted to Instagram (and then deleted) a picture of himself standing next to an unidentified woman on a yacht. They are both unzipped. And the blurb claims the drink isn't a drink it's a 'prop'.
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