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Falwell resigns from Liberty University a day after the school said he submitted, then rescinded his resignation

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 14:04:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. says he has resigned as head of evangelical Liberty University.

Falwell confirmed his departure in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after the school said he had submitted, then rescinded his resignation.

Falwell stepped down amid conflicting claims about a sexual relationship Falwell’s wife had with a younger business partner.

He had already been on a leave of absence after a photo he posted on social media caused an uproar.

Falwell is the son of university founder the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.