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What the pool boy knew: Tell-all documentary reveals more about scandal over former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr

by Tola Mbakwe

A man who said he had an affair with the wife of the former president of Liberty University has shared his side of the story in a new documentary. 

Giancarllo Granda, who met Jerry Falwell Jr and Becki Falwell while working as a hotel pool attendant in Miami, Florida, accused them of being hypocrites.

He claimed he had no idea they were linked to the large Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia, and if he knew that the fallout of the affair would be huge, he would have rejected Becki's invitation to a hotel room. 

"They have a public image, but behind the scenes, they're freaks," he said in the newly released trailer for God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty.

He first spoke out about the affair with Becki in August 2020, claiming Jerry Jr knew about it and was involved. 

Just a day before more details on the situation were published, Jerry Jr released a statement to the Washington Examiner in which he admitted that his wife had developed a relationship with the former business associate. However, Jerry Jr insisted that he was not personally involved.

Jerry Jr also alleged that Granda had attempted to extort and blackmail him over the affair and had threatened to "deliberately embarrass my wife, family, and Liberty University".

Jerry Jr resigned after the revelation of the affair and a number of other accusations involving how he led Liberty University. 

He also sued the university for defamation, claiming the school sided with Granda. He eventually dropped the lawsuit. 

The documentary premiers on Hulu on 1st November. 

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