Liberty University has taken the next step in their pledge to launch a comprehensive review of their business operations and shady practices, hiring global forensic law firm Baker Tilly US to investigate the University, as well as setting up a website to “facilitate the reporting of potential misconduct to the investigative team.” This is a continuation of their decision that was announced in late August after the gross moral failings and sexual shenanigans of president Jerry Falwell Jr. were revealed.
According to an LU press release:
The web-based portal is hosted on encrypted services. It permits confidential submission of sensitive information from current and former Liberty University employees, contractors and business affiliates. The website was developed and is hosted by a third-party vendor independent of Liberty University.
Those with information they believe might be useful to the forensic investigation into potential misconduct in business operations of the University and/or any improper decisions or actions by current or former members of University leadership, are encouraged to visit the portal at https://lu.integrityline.org/index.php to learn more and file a confidential report.
The website reporting is only available for 60 days, and rest assured that while not strictly designed for us, we at Protestia contacted the firm and listed a series of grievances and questions of impropriety, particularly the notion that Falwell left the University on “good terms” and as a result received a multi-million dollar payout.
We wrote about this two months ago, when we said:
Liberty University has declared themselves complicit in Jerry Falwell Jr’s sin by covering up and sweeping everything under the rug, agreeing to pay the disgraced former president $10,500,000 following his resignation, content to see him leave peacefully rather than insisting that he be held accountable for his actions.
Falwell is receiving the full amount under the terms in his contract because he is departing from the University officially in good standing with them, without admitting to any wrongdoing and because the university has chosen not to formally accuse him.
‘The board was gracious not to challenge that,’ said Falwell, relieved at being able to get out with millions in his bank and refusing to acknowledge any wrongdoing or sin on his part. ‘There wasn’t any cause…I haven’t done anything.’
Furthermore, according to sources, Falwell will be given the privilege to consult for the school during its transition to a new administration, offering advice and input into the new President who will be replacing him and acting President Jerry Prevo.
If the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors had any sort of integrity or strength of conviction, they would not have allowed Falwell to leave in good standing with them, staying silent as his insistence that he has done nothing wrong despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.
They wouldn’t have chosen not to formally charge him, but rather would have enacted disciplinary procedures, showing the world and their students that they take these sorts of things seriously. They should have challenged his compensation. They should have fired him for gross misconduct and sexual malfeasance. They should have kicked him out, publicly, acknowledging that he did do something terribly wrong.
But no. They are allowing Falwell to slink away, undercover, in good standing, with $10,500,000 dollars and likely the last word they will ever say on his behavior, allowing the impression that ‘hasn’t done anything’ to stand in the chasm.
We await to see what is uncovered.
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