The college stated Tuesday that its Board of Trustees accepted Falwell’s resignation, and likewise accepted his resignation from its Board of Administrators, efficient instantly.Falwell’s departure from the college his late father based comes after a tumultuous 24 hours full of conflicting reviews about his destiny. On Monday the evangelical Christian college in Lynchburg, Virginia, stated Falwell had agreed to resign as Liberty’s president however then withdrew his resignation later that day.Falwell in recent times has been one of many nation’s most outstanding evangelicals and was an early and ardent supporter of President Donald Trump. The son of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who died in 2007, Falwell Jr. raised the college’s profile — and funds — significantly as president, aiming to make Liberty the evangelical model of Notre Dame College. The college now boasts a $1.6 billion endowment and its board of trustees, in accepting Falwell’s recognition, praised his enterprise acumen. Throughout his time as president, in accordance with the board, Falwell oversaw greater than $1 billion in development initiatives, reworking its campus into one with “world-class educational buildings and athletics amenities.”Falwell additionally helped elevate enrollment to greater than 100,000 college students, together with each residential and on-line college students, the Liberty board stated. “The college’s heartfelt prayers are with him and his household as he steps away from his life’s work,” Liberty stated Tuesday in an announcement.Allegations of scandalBut the previous couple of months introduced a sequence of public controversies about his conduct. On Monday, a younger Miami man went public with allegations that he was concerned in sexual actions with the Falwells from 2012 till 2019. The person, Giancarlo Granda, advised CNN that Falwell steadily seemed on whereas Granda had intercourse with Falwell’s spouse Becki.In an announcement Falwell Jr. acknowledged the affair however stated that he was “not concerned.” “I’m now coping with issues in a manner that I ought to have achieved earlier than,” he stated, “together with in search of to deal with the emotional toll this has taken.”Falwell’s assertion concerning the affair was issued on Sunday, a day earlier than Reuters printed a report detailing Granda’s intimate relationship with Becki and Jerry Falwell Jr. Granda, 28, later confirmed the small print of his relationship with the Falwells to CNN.He declined to reply additional questions on the report however advised Reuters that his relationship with the Falwells soured as a result of he needed to dissolve his ties with the couple and fell right into a enterprise dispute with them. Falwell, in his assertion, claimed Granda was making an attempt to blackmail him and his spouse. Granda denies the cost. Falwell’s different controversies The sordid backwards and forwards added new depth to Falwell Jr.’s exceptional fall from grace on the college based by his late father. In June he apologized after deleting a much-criticized tweet that confirmed one particular person in black face and one other in a Ku Klux Klan hood and gown.On August 7, Liberty College’s govt committee stated they requested Falwell Jr. to take an “indefinite depart of absence” after he posted a photograph on Instagram that confirmed him together with his pants unzipped and his midsection seen. Within the photograph, Falwell is holding a cup of darkish liquid and has one arm round a girl whose shorts are additionally unzipped.In a radio interview quickly afterwards, Falwell Jr. stated the girl was his spouse’s assistant. He stated the pair have been at a fancy dress celebration and “it was simply in good enjoyable,” however added he ought to by no means have posted the photograph and stated, “I’ve apologized to all people and I promised my youngsters I will attempt to be boy from right here on out.”He advised CNN on Tuesday by way of textual content message, “My contract didn’t permit the board to place me on depart for posting an image of my stomach and the board graciously accepted that reality and accepted my resignation.”Falwell Jr. was one of many first evangelical leaders to endorse Trump when he ran for president. Conservative politicians lined up for the chance to deal with the scholar physique on the Lynchburg, Virginia, college, and one GOP candidate introduced his run for president there 4 years in the past.He remained a robust supporter after the President took workplace in 2017, irking some Liberty college students and former workers who imagine Trump does not share their values.Monday was the primary day of fall lessons on the college, which was based in 1971 by Falwell’s father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a conservative Christian stalwart and founding father of the Ethical Majority motion. Jerry Falwell Sr. died in 2007.CNN’s Melanie Schuman, Ganesh Setty, Athena Jones and Brandon Griggs contributed to this story.