Liberty University Files Counterclaim Against Former Employee Alleging “Mismanagement of Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charges”
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Liberty University has filed a counterclaim against a lawsuit filed by Walter Scott Lamb, former senior vice president of communications and public engagement, regarding his claim of “mismanagement of Title IX sexual misconduct charges “.
In the lawsuit filed late last week, the university says Lamb “started his career with peripheral positions but aspired to greater prominence.”
Lamb filed a lawsuit against Liberty University last month, alleging he was fired as “retaliation for his opposition to the university’s mismanagement of Title IX sexual misconduct charges.”
The counterclaim seeks up to $ 3 million in damages against Lamb and his charges against the school, which includes punitive damages, attorney fees, etc.
Lamb’s lawsuit against the university claims his dismissal was, in part, due to an October 4 meeting where Lamb expressed concern about the direction the university was taking. The lawsuit alleges discussions with Lamb and members of Liberty University – including current president Jerry Prevo – have grown heated. It was at this point that Prevo allegedly threatened to terminate his employment and demanded Lamb’s resignation.
Liberty’s counterclaim alleges Lamb defamed the school in several interactions with various media to explain his version of his dismissal. The university’s response was that Lamb was fired for being “insubordinate” as well as for his failure to “get the required spending approvals and fail to conduct the business affairs of his department to the standards set by Liberty.” .
The counterclaim also alleges that Lamb violated his contract with the university, violated his fiduciary duty, is guilty of conversion by apparently being in possession of documents and other confidential information belonging to Liberty University.
Also listed in Liberty University’s counterclaim, Lamb is charged with trade secret misappropriation when he “wrongly accessed, copied and retained Liberty documents and confidential information.”
The counterclaim continues to allege that Lamb, even after its termination, “unlawfully disclosed Liberty documents and confidential information to third parties on at least two occasions.”
Lamb responded to Liberty’s counterclaim.
In the document provided to WFXR News by Lamb, he said: “As I claim in my lawsuit, I spoke about the abuse at Liberty throughout my employment, I spoke out loud, often and with little regard for holding onto my work, because I spoke as someone who will give an account to God. “The fear of man is a trap, but he who trusts in the Lord is protected. “
Read Lamb’s full response below:
See Liberty University court documents below:
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