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Ex-Bengals cheerleader libel suit trial winds down

Wednesday - 7/10/2013, 4:51am  ET

FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2012 file photo, Sarah Jones, a former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Ky. Jury selection began Monday, July 8, 2013 in federal court in Covington, Ky., in a defamation lawsuit involving a gossip website and Jones, convicted of having sex with a teenage student. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy, File) NO SALES

LISA CORNWELL
Associated Press

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A lawsuit against a gossip website by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager is set for closing arguments.

Attorneys were expected to present final arguments Wednesday in Sarah Jones' federal lawsuit retrial in Covington, Ky. A January trial resulted in a hung jury.

Jones is seeking damages against thedirty.com website and its operator over 2009 posts she says were false and malicious.

The posts on the Scottsdale-Ariz.-based website said Jones had sex with every Bengals player and probably had two sexually transmitted diseases. Jones says the posts were untrue and caused her severe mental anguish.

The website operator says he didn't write the anonymous posts.

The posts weren't related to Jones' 2012 guilty plea to charges she had sex with an underage former student.


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