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Did Bengals’ Cheerleader Sue The Wrong Dirty Website Over Sex Lies?

by | 2nd, September 2010

SARAH Jones has won $11million in damages from Thedirt.com, a site run by Dirty World Entertainment Recordings. Or is it The Dirty.com?

Jones, a teacher at Dixie Heights High School and cheerleader with the Cincinnati Bengals, was upset when pictures of her featured on the site TheDirty.com to illustrate the allegations that she had venereal disease and had had sex with Bengal football players, including Bengal’s kicker Shayne Graham. Jones was named as Sarah J.

The website sought to unsure itself with a disclaimer:

“Postings may contain erroneous or inaccurate information. All images are credited to their original location. The owner of this site does not ensure the accuracy of any content presented on TheDirty.com.”

Jones’ attorney, Eric Deters, says Jones asked for the story to be removed. They declined. Jones sued. And the site failed to respond. Says Deters:

“This California company was brazen. They didn’t defend it. They didn’t come. They ignored it, what is part of the punitive damage award.”

Says Jones’ mother Cheryl Jones:

“It’s not about the money. It is about personal and professional reputation totally being tainted by somebody’s nasty hateful comments that were not true.”

Still, $11million is a nice cushion to land on. But wait a moment! Did Jones’ lawyers sue the wrong company?

The lawsuit was filed against California-based Dirty World Entertainment Recordings, which runs the website TheDirt.com. But the offending allegation appeared on TheDirty.com, which operates out of Arizona.

TheDirt.com are wondering

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