Blogger contests ex-cheerleader's libel suit

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm •  Published: January 23, 2013
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Richie said in an interview last week that the comments came from someone who knew Jones and had access to photos she posted on Facebook. He said the only thing he wrote about Jones was in the second post, saying, "Why are all high school teachers freaks in the sacks?"

"As a teacher with those things on the Internet, that I slept with all the Bengals and had two STDs, I didn't want to face my students," Jones said Wednesday, adding that she had to tell all her classes that the posts were untrue.

Under questioning from Richie's attorney, Jones testified that she kept both jobs after the posts and that no one who knew her believed they were true.

Richie's attorney, Alexis Mattingly, showed jurors glossy calendar photos of Jones wearing bikinis and reminded them that Jones lied to police, her family and her bosses about her relationship with the teenager.

She also read to the jurors text messages between Jones and the teen and transcripts of her interviews with police, all in an effort to attack her credibility and character.

Jones has said repeatedly that she has only had sex with two people, her former husband and the teenager.

Jones pleaded guilty in October to having sex with the teen and avoided jail time. The two are still together.

Jones resigned from Dixie Heights High School and from the Bengals cheer squad in late 2011 after four years in both jobs. Deters said at the time that Jones had done nothing wrong but stepped down because of rumors about her relationship with the teen.

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