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Reuters exclusive: Business partner of Falwells says he had long affair with evangelical power couple

In a claim likely to intensify the controversy surrounding one of the most influential figures in the American Christian conservative movement, a business partner of Jerry Falwell Jr – Giancarlo Granda – has come forward to say he had a years-long sexual relationship involving Falwell’s wife and the evangelical leader, a Reuters report revealed. Granda showed Reuters emails, text messages and other evidence that he says demonstrate the sexual nature of his relationship with the couple, who have been married since 1987. News of the entanglement could pose a fresh threat to the influence of Jerry Falwell, who’s 2016 endorsement of Donald Trump helped the twice-divorced New Yorker win the Republican nomination for president.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Political & General
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: North America
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Special Report / Insight
Media Types: Text