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Jerry Falwell Jr. is suing Liberty University after his forced resignation over sex scandal

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. filed a state lawsuit Wednesday against the evangelical school founded by his father, claiming he was wrongly ousted from his leadership post.

Falwell had led the school for 13 years before he resigned under pressure in late August amid a series of embarrassing scandals, culminating with him posting to Instagram a photo of himself on his yacht with a woman who was not his wife and with his pants unzipped.

In a complaint in state court in Lynchburg, Virginia, Falwell’s lawyers alleged that Liberty defamed Falwell and breached the former president’s contract.

“Mr. Falwell has suffered damage to his reputation, damage to his profession, humiliation, and anguish; lost business opportunities; and suffered other pecuniary damage,” according to the plaintiff’s complaint.

Liberty University “would need to read and review a lawsuit before making comment, and as of this moment we have not been served,”

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  • October 29, 2020

Sacha Baron Cohen character ‘Borat’ mocks Giuliani amid scandal

“Borat” has come to the mocking defense of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiShift in tone dominates at final Trump-Biden clash Biden swipes at Trump ally Giuliani at debate: He’s ‘being used as a Russian pawn’ Trump strikes different tone as debate opens, then grows more combative MORE after a video of him engaging in explicit behavior with a young woman came to light.

The footage, filmed as a mock interview between Giuliani and a woman posing as a young journalist, will be included in the upcoming Borat sequel “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” starring Sacha Baron Cohen. In it, Giuliani appears to compliment the “reporter” — who is also Borat’s teenage daughter, played by 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova — and follow her to a bedroom where he is shown reaching into his pants.

After word of the scene leaked last week, Giuliani defended himself in a series of tweets, in

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  • October 23, 2020

Calvert-Lewis says England squad is disciplined despite party scandal

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has rejected any suggestion he has walked into an England camp with a discipline problem despite his maiden call-up being marred by further coronavirus breaches elsewhere in the squad.

The 23-year-old Everton player is pushing to make his international debut In Thursday’s friendly against Wales at Wembley (watch the match at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in the U.S.), preparation for which has been complicated by the absence of Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell. That trio will miss the game after attending a party at Abraham’s flat where around 20 people gathered in total to celebrate the Chelsea striker’s 23rd birthday.

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By doing so, they broke the Government’s ‘rule of six’ defining the maximum amount of people able to meet in one place from outside a person’s support bubble and were told not to

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  • October 6, 2020

‘Harvey Weinstein saved my film and then #MeToo scandal broke’

Has writing paid you well?

Twenty years ago I bought a 17th-century painting attributed to Job Berckheyde at Christie’s for £6,500 – a woman getting ready to go out, a maid putting a necklace around her neck and a servant giving her a glass of wine, very Vermeer-ish. I hung it in my sitting room and that triggered a novel called Tulip Fever, which I wrote in a rush of love for paintings. That was sold to Steven Spielberg for a six-figure sum.

It was made into a film, which I co-wrote with Tom Stoppard, except it crashed because of a government thing about film funding that closed a loophole. Another producer, Harvey Weinstein, came to the rescue. It was made into a film and when the Weinstein scandal erupted, the company went bankrupt the week it was supposed to go into cinemas.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was

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  • October 4, 2020

No News Is Good News: Media Willfully Ignore Hunter Biden Scandal

Last week, a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailed how the son of a major presidential candidate, who has an extensive history of shady foreign business dealings, received a $3.5-million wire transfer from the wife of a Russian politician. The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and most major media outlets didn’t cover the wire-transfer story at all. Four years ago, not reporting such a story was a possibility too absurd to even contemplate – but then again, no one would have predicted the candidate with the shady Russia ties is not Donald Trump, but Joe Biden.

People often talk about how Trump is responsible for destroying political norms, and that’s a valid concern. However, one of the truly frightening things about the Trump era is how institutions have exploited a perceived crisis in truth-telling to justify abandoning their own standards by blaming it on Trump. Increasingly, we see major

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  • October 2, 2020

Fox host Tucker Carlson called racist posts written by his disgraced top writer ‘wrong’ and announced he’s going on a ‘long-planned’ vacation amid scandal

Fox host Tucker Carlson
Fox host Tucker Carlson

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  • Tucker Carlson, the Fox News primetime opinion host, called racist and sexist posts secretly written for years by his former head writer “wrong” before condemning the “self-righteousness” of his critics.

  • Carlson claimed the bigoted sentiments Blake Neff expressed routinely online had “no connection” to his show, which Neff says he was central in creating each night.

  • “It is wrong to attack people for qualities they cannot control. In this country, we judge people for what they do, not how they were born,” Carlson, the most-watched cable host, said during his Monday night show. 

  • But Carlson went on to say Neff has “paid a very heavy price” for his actions and the host condemned Neff’s critics, who he called “ghouls” eager for the “destruction of a young man.” 

  • Carlson announced at the end of his show that he will be on a “long-planned” fishing vacation

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