Jerry Falwell Jr.’s son is no longer vice president at Liberty University, Politico reports, “nearly eight months after his father resigned as president of the Christian school amid allegations of inappropriate personal behavior and financial self-dealing.”
Liberty University spokesperson Scott Lamb on Wednesday confirmed to POLITICO that Trey Falwell was “no longer employed by the university.” That development, Lamb said, occurred “this week,” but he declined to provide any additional details about what happened. Lamb also declined to answer questions about whether Jerry Falwell Jr.’s other son, Wesley, or his daughters-in-law were currently employed by the university. Liberty “does not answer questions about personnel,” he said.
The move is a strong signal that the powerhouse evangelical university is seeking aggressively to distance itself from its former president — even as he hints at a possible comeback. Falwell, the eldest son of Liberty’s founder, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. — has been advertising his visits to the university on social media. He told POLITICO in an interview published earlier this month that the Liberty community still embraces him.
Following the publication of that story, however, Jerry Prevo, the university’s acting president, instructed employees to avoid communicating with Jerry Falwell Jr. or his wife, Becki, and to immediately report to the university if they receive any contact from the Falwells about university business.
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