Liberty University Sues The New York Times for $10 Million Over Stories About Coronavirus on Campus

The Freedom Tower at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Tower is the home for Liberty’s School of Divinity. | Courtesy Liberty University

Liberty University is suing The New York Times for $10 million over a series of news stories published earlier this year about the evangelical Christian school’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a lawsuit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday, the Virginia-based academic institution also named New York Times reporter Elizabeth Williamson and photographer Julia Rendleman as defendants.