Jerry Falwell Jr. officially resigns from Liberty University

The embattled religious leader told ABC News he submitted his resignation letter to the school late Monday night after his alleged ties to a sex scandal came to light.
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here, evangelical leader Jerry fall well Jr. Resigning tonight as president of liberty university. One of president trump's most powerful evangelical supporters, he's now stepping down. And what fall well is now saying about the sex scandal involving his wife and a young man who fall well and his wife allegedly met when he was a Miami pool boy. Here's Kyra Phillips. Reporter: Jerry Falwell Jr. Fought to stay at the helm of liberty university, the nation's largest Christian college, founded by his famous father. But the board had had enough, announcing, "It would not be in the best interest of the university" for Falwell to stay on. Overnight, he resigned, telling me, "It's time to move on. I've done all that I can." Today, we will confer nearly 19,000 degrees and will make history. Reporter: His fall from grace was swift and steep. A one-time Miami pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda, claimed he'd had a seven-year affair with Falwell's wife, Becki, and that Falwell watched when they were intimate. I spoke with Jerry and Becki Falwell. They admit Becki did have the affair, but they deny Jerry Falwell Jr. Was involved. They tell me Granda, who became a business partner, is trying to extort them. The falwells were among the top evangelical supporters of president trump. I truly believe Mr. Trump is America's blue collar billionaire. Reporter: Becki Falwell seen here speaking with the president's daughter in law. We are so proud of our students here at liberty and it's just such an honor to be able to serve alongside them and we try to teach good family values and good morals. Reporter: The fall wells now telling me they're victims of a political hit job. The fall wells telling me tonight, David, that although liberty university accepted his resignation, some board members have reached out expressing their support for the family. David? All right, Kyra, thank you. Hundreds of protesters are

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