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Falwell Jr. Says His Wife had Affair With a Pool Boy Who’s Extorting Him

Jerry Falwell Jr., a top figure in the Evangelical world, is a very important to Donald Trump’s political success. The former Liberty University President’s early support of Trump helped him win important votes.

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The Evangelical leader, though, has had a terrible 2020. He was removed from Liberty, a college founded by his father, after racy photos of him and one of his wife’s aides surfaced. And now Falwell Jr. is admitting that his wife Becki, cheated on him, and the couple is now being extorted.

The strange relationship between Falwell Jr. and the pool boy, who’s real name is Giancarlo Granda, was first reported on by Buzzfeed back in 2018. At the time, however, the Evangelical leader didn’t make a comment on the parameters of the matter.

But the Liberty University President came clean to the Washington Examiner over the weekend. He told the news source that Granda attempted to extort them, asking for money in exchange for silence.

“It was like living on a roller coaster,” said Falwell. “While completely dedicating ourselves to Liberty, we were also suffering in silence during our personal time together, while simultaneously trying to manage and deal with this increasingly threatening behavior, which only worsened over time. We were doing our best to respectfully unravel this ‘fatal attraction’ type situation to protect our family and the University.”

Granda, for his part, denies the affair or the extortion. He told the Examiner, “any allegation of extortion is falsely, defamatory and belied by clear documentary evidence. The Falwell’s attempt to sandbag me, and the Examiner, with a last minute story without providing the Examiner clear evidence that this was not simply an ‘affair’ with concocted allegations of extortion reeks desperation. The WHOLE truth will come out.”



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