AN ex-high school teacher and one-time Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleader Sarah Jones took the stand in a retrial of a defamation lawsuit against an online gossip site, TheDirty.com. Jones shed tears as she talked about the humiliation she went through in 2009 when the website claimed that she ‘was promiscuous and had sexually transmitted diseases.’
“It is cyberbullying,” the 28-year-old Jones said of the website’s posts about her. “I don’t believe what the website does is fair. I don’t believe it is right.”
David Gingras, attorney for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based website, fired back that Jones has no reputation to defame after she admitted to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student she taught. Jones avoided jail time for her actions by pleading guilty to felony custodial interference and misdemeanor sexual conduct for having sex with Cody York, the senior she was teaching at the time.
This case has become a case of whether or not the previous actions of a person or a group allows for others to judge them based on their actions.
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