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his departure in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after the school said he had submitted, then rescinded his resignation.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

 

 

 

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