Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University in Virginia, got caught with his pants down — or at least unzipped.
He posted a social media image of himself along with a woman who was not his wife. Both had their pants unbuttoned and unzipped.
The image was quickly met with criticism largely focused on his role as the head of a Christian university.
He later addressed the post, which has now been deleted from Instagram.
“I’ve apologized to everybody,” he said. “And I’ve promised my kids I’m going to try to be a good boy from here on out.”
The photo with his “wife’s assistant” was “all in good fun,” he claimed, noting that she is pregnant and could not fasten her pants while he “had on a pair of jeans that [he] hadn’t worn in a long time” and also struggled to zip them.
“And so I just put my belly out like hers,” Falwell said.