Found November 09, 2011 on The Sports Bank:

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Sarah Jones is a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader turned high school English teacher. In October 2009, Bengals players alerted her to a posting on a website called TheDirty.com that featured a picture of Jones and was claiming she had been seen around town with a Bengals player with rumors going as far as to say that Jones had a sexual relationship with the entire Bengals football team.

“The picture [on the site] is taken out of context because it’s taken at a charity event we did for Toys for Tots,” Jones said. She contacted the site and begged them to take it down. Then in December, she saw another posting claiming she had STDs and had sex in her classroom.

“These kids Google me. They see things. If it’s on the Internet, it’s real to them. They believe it,” Jones said. Parents told Jones they did not want their children in her class.

According to a report on Anderson Cooper's website, Jones eventually broke down and even suffered a panic attack. “One day I was this credible teacher that they looked up to and listened to,” says Jones. “The next day, I had a student come in and say I cannot come into my classroom and learn because you had sex in here.”

This past August, news broke that Jones won an $11 million libel lawsuit against a the website according to Cincinnati.com. She received $1 million in compensatory damages and 10 million for punitive damages with an annual interest rate of .25 percent. So she received financial compensation for her troubles; now she gets psychological retribution.

 

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1 Comment:
  • I hope the judgement put the wesite owner out of business entirely.
    I am sure she wanted to be a reacher. Probably loves kids. BUT if she gets a financial planner, she may not need the teachers pay, ever!
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