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Falwell drops defamation lawsuit against Liberty University

Falwell Jr. resigns from Liberty University
Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 16:20:10-05

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Jerry Falwell Jr. has dropped a defamation lawsuit against his former employer, Liberty University.

The News & Advance of Lynchburg reported Thursday that a judge granted a motion this week to nonsuit the case, which leaves open the possibility of Falwell refiling a similar one later.

Falwell told the newspaper in a statement that he's taking a “time out” from his litigation but will keep all options on the table for “an appropriate resolution."

Liberty said in a statement that Falwell’s “unilateral and voluntary dismissal was not prompted by any payments, promises, or other consideration” from the school.