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Sarah Jones Going Back to Court on Her Civil Suit

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Former Ben-Gal, Sarah Jones, is going back to court in her defamation suit against thedirty.com. The case went to trial several months ago, and ended in a hung jury. The second trial starts over from scratch, and promises to ratchet up the excitement. Among  Ms. Jones’ witnesses are former Bengal kicker Shayne Graham, while thedirty has listed her ex-husband and the detective who investigated her criminal case. Additionally, her attorney Eric Deters is fighting a suspension for unrelated sanctions by the bar. Since he is challenging the suspension, he is still able to practice law and try the case. It’s got everything: sex, pro sports, and betrayal. Jones’ attorney is asking for a judgment large enough to shut down the website, but has the substantial task of proving harm to the reputation of his client, whose reputation has suffered major public setbacks. It should be fun to follow.

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_northern_kentucky/covington/Ex-Bengals-cheerleader-Sarah-Jones-vs-TheDirtycom-Expect-fireworks-in-retrial

Hung Jury in Sarah Jones’ Defamation Case

Former Ben-Gal Sarah Jones

Former Ben-Gal Sarah Jones

The jury deadlocked after their second day of deliberation in the former Bengal cheerleader Sarah Jones’ defamation case against TheDirty.com and it’s owner, Nik Richie. According to wcpo.com, the jury was 9-1 in Jones’ favor, though this would only indicate liability, not what amount would be awarded. I have previously speculated that even if TheDirty is found liable, the 11 million dollars requested seems exhorbitant. Jones’ attorney, Eric Deters, has previoiusly indicated he would try the case again if the jury deadlocked. The results of this trial will have little to no bearing on any retrial of the case.

Sarah Jones in court today: Update

Sarah Jones is in court today, trying to suppress the text messages the prosecutors want to introduce against her.  The testimony has been compelling: first, her attorney challenged the judge who signed the warrant.  Deters put Judge Easterling on the stand and questioned him.  That was followed by the case agent, the detective, who testified that nearly 40 false statements were included in the case against Jones and her mother.

No word yet on the result of the hearing.

Update: According to WCPO, the Judge will issue an order on the suppression motion in the next few weeks.  That doesn’t indicate much, just the the judge reserved ruling, meaning she’s going to think about it and probably put out a written order with her ruling.