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Evangelical leader Falwell resigns from university after sex scandal: school statement - Metro US

Evangelical leader Falwell resigns from university after sex scandal: school statement

FILE PHOTO: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., attends commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Christian university run by Trump supporter Jerry Falwell Jr said on Tuesday he had resigned, a decision reached after Reuters reported that one of his business partner’s claimed he had a years-long sexual relationship involving Falwell’s wife and the evangelical leader.

In a statement, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, said its board had decided at a meeting earlier on Tuesday to accept Falwell’s resignation.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Beech)

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