Jerry Harris of Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Is Under Investigation For Allegedly Soliciting Sex from Minors

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Back in January, Cheer premiered on Netflix to a whole lot of fan acclaim. The present mesmerized viewers and introduced them into the world of aggressive faculty cheerleading. Now one of many leads from the sequence, Jerry Harris, is underneath investigation for allegedly soliciting intercourse from minors. 

The FBI is investigating Jerry Harris

Jerry Harris on 'CHEER.'
Jerry Harris on ‘CHEER’ | Courtesy of Netflix

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USA Today reported on Sept. 14 that the FBI is investigating these allegations. They have already got a search warrant for a home in Naperville, IL regarding the case. 

Harris allegedly solicited “sexually explicit photos and sex from minors” in accordance with a number of sources, USA Today reported.  

“The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in the area,” Siobhan Johnson an FBI particular agent and public affairs officer stated. 

Varsity Brands issued the allegations

According to the outlet, Varsity Brands — a large firm on the earth of aggressive cheer — issued the misconduct allegations to police departments in Florida and Texas. Burton Brillhart, the corporate’s chief authorized officer stated Varsity discovered about “inappropriate sexual conduct” allegations in opposition to Harris. 

According to USA Today, there have been two screenshots in that letter to the police. One was a Snapchat message with the “upper part” of Harris’ face, presumably. Under that, there was a suggestive message asking about having intercourse. The different was of texts from May 3, 2019, the place somebody named “jerry harris” within the contact itemizing stated that they’d “found a place” to do “stuff.”

“As a result of the recent allegation, we have barred this person from having any affiliation with Varsity Brands or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, now and in the future,” Brillhart wrote in these letters.  

Brillhart additionally famous that Harris wasn’t an worker on the time. But, in accordance with USA Today, Harris posted in May 2019 about working with the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), which is related to Varsity. They reported that Harris had additional posts displaying him teaching at NCA cheer camps.

Harris grew to become fashionable as a result of Netflix docuseries ‘Cheer’

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The level of Cheer was to showcase probably the greatest American faculty cheer groups. And not solely that, but in addition spotlight the trials that the cheerleaders needed to undergo of their on a regular basis lives. Monica Aldama was their stern coach; she acted as a second guardian to them if wanted. She labored her staff very laborious and anticipated a whole lot of dedication in return. 

Harris was perceived as one of many underdog cheerleaders. It was his second and ultimate yr on the staff and he hadn’t “made mat” the yr prior. This means he wasn’t in a position to carry out within the nationwide championships. After sharing his story about his late mom and work to get to the staff, Harris grew to become a fan-favorite. He did make mat by the season finale and was recognized for his exuberant “mat talk.”

Harris, together with a whole lot of the opposite leads from the sequence, went on to do press for the present and interacted with tons of celebrities. He had model sponsorships and lately celebrated his 21st birthday in July. 

USA Today reported that there was no additional remark from Varsity, the FBI, nor any in any respect from Harris.

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