Judge declares mistrial in Sarah Jones' defamation case
Ex-Bengals cheerleader slandered by gossip website
- Duration 8:18
- Date Jan 28, 2013
Ex-Bengals cheerleader slandered by gossip website
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We just couldn't have my agreement -- I -- it was neither one of the one guy wouldn't live.
Favors there -- -- have put everybody can get past her.
Criminal side of her life.
Which really had nothing to do with this case.
And there was a couple of just couldn't get beyond that she is.
On Friday a federal judge declared a mistrial in the defamation suit filed by Sarah Jones she's the former Cincinnati -- cheerleader.
Who sued a semi pornographic web site.
That claim falsely that Sarah had sex with everyone on the Cincinnati -- football team.
The site also published a false claim that Sarah got a couple of sexually transmitted diseases.
From her ex husband who the post on this pornographic web site said slept with -- at least fifty other women.
But while everyone agreed that Sarah Jones was smeared.
By this website the dirty dot com web site.
They they could not that's not because there was one juror who just couldn't get past the fact that Sarah who is also a high school.
Teacher at the time.
Was later busted for having sex with one of her underage students a seventeen year old kid she is apparently still dating.
Before we hear from Sarah live herself her attorney Eric Peters.
Joins -- he fought the good fight -- Sarah Jones.
-- minutes tonight from Cincinnati.
I counselor I thought you had it won when you reminded the jury that -- defamation happened two years before she had -- pairing got in trouble criminally.
For having the relationship with the minor.
But it didn't work out why why do you think the jury got -- there.
Well that the bottom line was is they had a problem with the malice part of it from the original posting.
But the great news is his most people thought based upon what happened.
With the high school teacher incident that we had no chance whatsoever.
And as that one juror pointed out the vote was actually eight to two according to the Foreman.
But it makes no difference.
-- this is not a loss as you know being a lawyer -- although a retrial is a retrial which means we get another shot at it in based upon the information we got from the Foreman.
In another jerk I'm extremely confident that we're gonna win a retrial but the most important point is does the dirty dot com.
Edits he makes his own comments on it it's not like FaceBook it's not like Yahoo! this is a guy who dishes dirt he solicits dirt.
-- what's worse he does it local celebrities.
In your hometown in other words they do it like on fifty cities across America.
And he's -- -- ball in the bottom line is he's hurting right now and we're gonna finish him off at the retrial.
Okay your clients Jerry Jones joins us right now we had hoped to have her in the studio but I'm pleased that.
I -- -- you're on the telephone how disappointed argues there.
I'm you know it it's overwhelming impact situation at alarming but -- and I'm I'm like no light at the end of the -- It's really account -- that this bit sloppy -- and know you feel wrong don't.
Absolutely what -- what happened and -- Regardless of the coming up -- what he get that -- and it isn't much bigger than me that -- -- -- a huge.
It'll that he does but -- people and hurt the people are for entertainment earth as he makes money off of other people out and -- -- -- -- -- there and you know it takes a lot of curry at the end up if somebody.
One person and not kill an entire web -- entire army they're going after you and you know I expect caught it but back.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know the two jurors Eric tells us they were two jurors that just would not rule in your favor.
They felt that you could not be slandered because your character is already tarnished this merged.
By the fact that you had this affair with the teenager your student.
And had to plead guilty to a crime as a result of that.
Well people don't understand it that we are doing -- a district cut.
And what happened the way the board February 2011.
I would that not what I never.
Edit it out and I -- just because I'm not.
You -- -- down that road doesn't mean that what he did it is and how to -- Thailand -- as.
Grain yet I messed up I met pat and I I could looking -- over have to correct the media at an icon -- -- -- like -- is not about what I and are you still with the young man and what are you doing now you can't -- he had a hand what do you do.
-- now I an apartment we elect that I read have Mike Lupica -- rebel which.
But devastating by now we -- have cut but -- our mistakes and I -- -- currently eating out.
And our mind that you you what I did it with a lot pandemic bad but -- -- stuck together and -- marking my liar and I'm working group criminal defense and both are going to law school and -- I'm taking out spent a great.
Howard to be an excellent Eric what did you make us -- does your associate.
While -- entire -- now she's got a job waiting for.
It is phenomenal what a great paralegal and secretary she is she worked on her own case she's worked on other cases she's going to be an outstanding lawyer.
We're joined also by a woman who just want to be known by her first name -- -- Heidi claims to be the mistress of a hall of fame baseball player Heidi tells us that she was also smeared.
By the dirty dot com web site.
So Heidi I guess you don't want to tell us at the baseball player is what did they say about -- what did they do to you that you feel is actionable.
Right well basically what happened to me without a little -- -- from Ferris someone else posted things about Sarah.
I actually submitted something to the dirty dot com.
And unfortunately -- Nik Richie and his staff to get out of contents what they told me never gonna do.
They did not do they posted names they posted photos I told them to take it down.
I was supposed to be able to approve what they posted they did not let me do it.
And it just got out of control.
Some of my personal information ended up on there photos ended up on there.
And again I felt so that -- could want in it for his personal gain.
That he wanted to get the traffic on his website that he wanted to -- his name to get out there.
Because he told me as soon as -- -- the post up there he said every baseball player called me and -- out wanna be my friend now so I don't do it to them.
And so minds a little bit -- from Sarah but I know for a fact that nick does his own code.
-- hiding out in -- have about nick and how is it true that the lawyer for the baseball player.
Was at Sarah -- is trial and he was trying to chase you so you didn't reveal the name of the baseball player -- What was going on them.
He contacted me and was offering -- what he could do so I didn't reveal the name I told my one and nothing from him I don't want anything from him.
And then he went down into the court house and was harassing mr.
Totally unprofessional toll -- up the call I -- to -- I had an attorney he needed to talk to my attorney Ani kept trying to -- -- have -- Heidi -- -- a direct Eric Eric would you call Heidi as a witness in a retrial.
All -- absolutely and the problem in this case is Heidi came to us too late to user but absolutely Heidi is going to be a great witness because what they tried to do with Heidi.
And so we're going to be able to show that Nik Richie takes dirt.
And then he tries to extort money from people they can afford it like if you pay a certain amount of money will take it down I don't -- as a certain.
Amount of money will put it up I well a Cincinnati -- really at Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati bagels all kinda stuff happening.
There Heidi thank you Eric thank you Sarah so thank you a lot of guts he is Sarah and listen I want justice to be done.
They did the fame you up to those two years when your character was still intact until you you screwed up -- I hope you make the best thing alike and I appreciate you coming on the program.
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