Mistrial Declared In Ex-Cheerleader’s Libel Suit

COVINGTON, Ky. (January 25, 2013)-- federal judge declared a mistrial Friday in the trial of a defamation lawsuit against a gossip website filed by former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones, who had sex with her underage student.

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman declared the mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.

The former cheerleader and high school teacher sued Scottsdale, Ariz.-based thedirty.com and its operator over two posts that said she had slept with every Bengals player and likely had two sexually transmitted diseases.

She was seeking $11 million,

The posts were unrelated to Jones' relationship with her former 17-year-old student.

Jones pleaded guilty in that case in October in a deal that allowed her to avoid jail time.

The two are still dating.


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