A POOL boy caught up in a sex scandal that saw Liberty University’s president Jerry Falwell Jr. resign has said that Falwell send him a photo of female student exposing herself on his family’s Virginia farm.
Giancarlo Granda, 29, is reported to have had an affair with Falwell’s wife, Becki, from 2012 to 2018 – a sexual relationship that Jerry sometimes watched, Granda claims.
The allegations resulted in Falwell resigning from his position at the Christian university, which will reportedly see him claim $10.5million on his way out.
While Jerry, 58, and Becki, 55, have admitted the affair took place, they deny Granda’s claims that Jerry was a participant.
On Tuesday, Granda said in a statement that the former university president was a “predator” and that Falwell had sent him a photo of a student exposing herself.
Granda said: “In his effort to lie and discredit me, the Falwell’s are exposing to the world why I felt it was important to step forward and tell the truth about them.
“The fiction they are peddling in an effort to save themselves is on par with the kind of victim-shaming tactics we’ve come to expect from people who have abused their positions of power and authority.”
He added: “The reality is Jerry Falwell is a predator. I know this because he sent me an image of a female Liberty University student exposing herself at their farm.
“This is not appropriate conduct for someone who up until this week, has been charged with overseeing the well-being of thousands of vulnerable and impressionable students.”
Granda went on to add that he’s not profiting “in any way, shape or form” from the scandal.
$10 MILLION RESIGNATION
When asked by The Washington Post to address Granda’s claims, Jerry said that the incident may have occurred when neither he or Becki were at their Virginia home.
The former president claimed that his daughters-in-laws were using a guesthouse on the property, and, while being filmed, one of them pulled up her skirt.
Falwell said, “She had on, I don’t know how to say this, granny panties,” and added that he then sent a screenshot to several people because he thought it was funny.
He added that Granda is a “criminal” and a “liar.”
Revelations about Becki’s affair began to unravel on Sunday, when Jerry told the Washington Examiner that he and his wife were being extorted.
While not naming Granda specifically, Jerry said that Becki had been having an affair and that he’d chosen to forgive her.
According to reports, Granda and Jerry ran a gay-friendly hotel together in Miami, and following the affair, lawyers had advised them to remain friends.
But over the following days Granda began to claim that the former university professor had watched he and Becki have sex.
The trio met in 2012, Granda said, when he was working as a pool boy at the Fontainebleau in Miami.
According to Granda, Becki told him he needed to have sex with someone more experienced that the young girls at the pool, and so brought him to her hotel room, where Jerry, waiting in Speedos, watched the pair have sex.
Granda said the went on to have sex with Becki in hotels in Florida and New York, as well as at the family’s home in Virginia.
The couple reportedly tried to buy Granda out of their hostel in 2015, according to reports, but the 29-year-old disagreed with the terms and they remained in business.
In 2018, the trio’s relationship soured, Granda said.
In audio released late Monday night, Becki appeared upset that Granda had moved on from their relationship, having told her of his romantic encounters with other women.
Becki said she spent a day crying over Granda.
Yet, Falwell said on Monday that Granda’s story was “90 percent false,” adding: “All you have to do is see what we sent to the Washington Examiner, and you’ll see what’s correct.”
On Tuesday, Falwell Jr. resigned as president of Liberty University – an evangelical institution that was a major power center for conservative Christins and politicians.
Jerry’s father, Jerry Falwell Sr., founded the university in 1971 and was known as “Big Jerry” on campus.
By standing down, Falwell said he will receive $2.5million over 24 months, the equivalent to two years’ salary.
After two years, Falwell Jr. will receive around $8million in retirement, which, he said, was covered by a 20-page contract he signed in July 2019.
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