Date: August 27, 2020
“It’s over for Jerry Falwell Jr., but he doesn’t know that.
Embattled evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed to resign as Liberty University’s president Monday but withdrew his resignation when media reports about the decision emerged, the university said in a statement Monday night.
The Christian school founded by Falwell Jr.’s late father was in discussions with him about his resignation earlier Monday, a school spokesman told CNN. The conversations around his fate come after a series of recent public controversies about his behavior, including an affair a Miami man said he had with Falwell Jr.’s wife that went on for eight years. In a statement to CNN, Falwell Jr. acknowledged the affair.