Jerry Falwell Jr resigns after former pool boy claims he watched his wife have sex during affair, gets slammed

"Becki and I developed an intimate relationship and Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room," former pool boy Giancarlo Granda said about their time together that lasted between 2012 to 2018


                            Jerry Falwell Jr resigns after former pool boy claims he watched his wife have sex during affair, gets slammed
Jerry Falwell Jr. (Getty)

Jerry Falwell Jr., one of Trump’s most prominent Evangelical backers, had to eat his words after Giancarlo Granda, the Miami businessman and former pool boy, aired a few more skeletons. In an interview with Reuters, Granda said that Falwell Jr. often watched while he had sex with his wife Becki in hotel rooms in Miami and New York, and also the Falwells' home in Virginia. "Becki and I developed an intimate relationship and Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room," Granda said about their time together that lasted between 2012 to 2018. 

During this time, the trio also went into business together with an LGBTQ-friendly hostel in Miami that Granda runs -- a move that runs contrary to Falwell Jr.'s avowed beliefs as an Evangelical celebrity and also the principles behind Liberty Univesity, which forbids same-sex relationships and premarital or extramarital sex between men and women. After Granda's public outing of the trio's sexcapades, Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned from Liberty University. He had earlier tried to put the affair entirely on his wife on August 23. 

Falwell Jr., one of the most influential right-wing Christians in America, had claimed that "Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved," in a statement to the Washington Examiner. He added in his statement, invoking the concept of forgiveness, that they chose to forgive each other. He also alleged that after he found out about the affair, he lost 80 pounds and suffered mental stress when Granda had started demanding money to keep quiet about the affair.

However, Granda's revelations, accompanied by texts and audio recordings indicate Falwell Jr. was well aware of the affair and actively encouraged it. This and the news that Falwell Jr. had resigned, set Twitter aflame, as tweets mocking him for his hypocrisy flooded the social media platform. One user in a long post wrote: "I don’t care about Jerry Falwell Jr.’s unorthodox sex life with his wife, pool boy, and business partners. Human sexuality comes in all forms. I do care that Falwell waged a lifelong war against the LGBTQ and projected his own shame about his own sex life onto others he attacked."



 

Other tweets echoed this sentiment like this one: "@JerryFalwellJr isn’t disgusting and vile because he got freaky with his wife and a friend. I don’t judge people’s kink. He’s disgusting and vile because he’s built a life and a fortune off telling others that THEY are disgusting and vile for not following a Bible he ignores."



 

Another tweet insinuated that Granda wasn't the only one Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki had "befriended". A twitter handle @BettyBowers posted a video of Falwell Jr. with his personal trainer who the couple had also "helped...get valuable Liberty U property".



 

Others took a more humorous root, repurposing REM's lyrics: writing: "That's me in the corner. That's me in the spotlight. Losing my religion.” - Jerry Falwell Jr."



 

Another tweet also poked fun at the scandal, remarking: "Now we know why Jerry Falwell hasn’t said anything while his buddies wrecked America: He likes to watch when others are getting screwed."



 

The fate of the RNC 2020 was also discussed, with one tweet commenting: "Both Kellyanne Conway and Jerry Falwell Jr GONE. Day one of the RNC has been a BLAST!"



 

Another user joined in and listed all the ways in which the RNC was bombing. "RNC is off to quite the start: Kellyanne resigned. Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned from Liberty U after news that him & his wife had an affair with the pool boy. NY AG in court to enforce subpoena on Eric. 27 GOP former members of Congress endorsed Biden. It's only day 1."



 

While the apparent hypocrisy of the evangelical right-wing conservative is in the spotlight, the fate of the students at Liberty University is still uncertain.

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