Jerry Falwell Jr. to New York Times Reporter In a Voicemail: ‘You’re in Some Serious Trouble’

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. attacked New York Times writer Elizabeth Williamson in a voicemail this week, after previously threatening to sue her.

Williamson wrote Thursday morning, in a piece on Falwell’s response to the crisis, that the school president left a voicemail that accused the Times of putting Liberty students at risk — and told her “you’re in some serious trouble”:

He pursued arrest warrants for misdemeanor trespassing against two journalists, Alec MacGillis, a reporter for ProPublica, and Julia Rendleman, a freelance photographer for The Times. He enlisted a New York law firm to threaten legal action against the Times and, he has said, other outlets as well.

He called a Times reporter shortly before midnight, leaving
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