Now, a former student of the conservative Christian college is alleging that Becki Falwell, wife of ex-Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., used Facebook to prey upon him when he was 22 years old.
The student alleged to Politico that when he stayed over at the Falwell home following band practice with their eldest son in 2008, Becki Falwell jumped into bed with him and performed oral sex.
The man claimed the incident took place near the start of Liberty’s fall semester that year. He added that Becki Falwell had initiated it but that he willingly went along.
However, after he rejected further advances from his friend’s mom, he claimed Becki Falwell continued to pursue him, offering him gifts and trying to engage with him on Facebook.
“She was the aggressor,” the man told Politico.
The messages, screenshots of which were provided to the media outlet, suggest the flirty banter blurred the lines on more than one occasion.
After the young man allegedly told Becki Falwell he wanted nothing to do with her romantically, she wrote: “Maybe time will heal whatever wounds that I have caused you and your Christian heart will allow you to forgive me.”
The Falwells called the newest allegations “mean-spirited lies.”
“It is unfortunate that the coverage of our departure has turned into a frenzy of false and fantastic claims about us,” the couple said in a statement. “These false and mean spirited lies have hurt us and our family greatly and we will respond fully with the truth at an appropriate time. At this time, however, we think it is best to move on and help the Liberty community focus on its very bright future…”
Liberty University senior vice president Scott Lamb said the school has “policies against employees having sexual relationships with students, as well as having other inappropriate relationships outside of marriage, whether consensual or not. Becki Falwell was an employee in 2008 and such policies would have fully applied to her as spouse of the then-university Chancellor and President.”
Lamb added that the school’s HR department and Title IX records “found no complaints were ever filed against Becki Falwell for any inappropriate relationship nor were any investigations of such matters conducted.”