Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. posted — and then quickly deleted — a bizarre Instagram post in which he appeared with his shirt pulled up and his pants unzipped, standing next to a woman identified as a “friend,” reports Relevant Magazine.
A screenshot of the post was captured by Houston Chronicle reporter Robert Downen before it was deleted.
The caption says that “Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht.”
In another post, Falwell Jr. is seen frowning while claiming to have a “Fun vacation!”
Falwell’s father founded Liberty University, a far-right Christian institution that strongly supported President Tweety McTreason’s 2016 campaign.
In the hours after the screenshot of the photo was posted, Falkirk Center fellow Malachi O’Brien initially claimed in a tweet that the photo was “not President Falwell.”
The Falkirk Center is the conservative thinktank Falwell started in partnership with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. O’Brien deleted that tweet and posted an update, confirming “it was Jerry.”
I deleted after I got more context on the photo. It was Jerry, so I was wrong.
It was a photo taken out of context of the other photos w/ it. Did you know that?
What it was was being used to imply is ungodly & seems to have been posted out of context for that reason. https://t.co/PRPNNuP6Ze
— Malachi (@malachiobrien) August 3, 2020
O’Brien also said that the photo in question was “taken out of context of the other photos w/ it.”
“What it was was being used to imply is ungodly & seems to have been posted out of context for that reason,” O’Brien tweeted.
The photo was apparently taken during a “Trailer Park Boys” themed yacht party.
“Falwell has also come under scrutiny for past accusations of salacious activity,” reports Relevant. “There have been reports that President Tweety McTreason’s one-time fixer-turned-adversary Michael Cohen once briefly attempted to help the Falwells deal with a leak of sexually revealing photos, and photographs of Falwell at a nightclub have surfaced. Falwell has said the images were photoshopped.”
Falwell also drew scrutiny for personally signing off on a real estate transaction by his nonprofit Christian university that helped his hunky personal fitness trainer obtain valuable university property.
The Miami Herald and The New York Times both published reports in 2019 outlining the details of a bizarre scandal involving a lawsuit between a Miami Beach “pool boy” and the Fallwells.