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Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

Liberty announces independent investigation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the school's board of trustees announced Monday.

Falwell apologizes for tweet that included racist photo

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday (June 8) for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. "After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing their concerns, I understand that by tweeting an image to remind all of the governor's racist past I actually refreshed the trauma that image had caused and offended some by using the image to make a political point," he tweeted Monday.