We were kind of hoping this case would be decided one way or the other so we could stop hearing about former Ben-Gals cheerleader/high school teacher Sarah Jones.
But no, we're not that lucky. Here defamation lawsuit against TheDirty.com ended in a mistrial and it will go back before an unsuspecting jury sometime in March.
Jurors couldn't decide whether two lewd posts about a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader were substantially true or not, leading a federal judge to declare a mistrial Friday in her $11 million defamation lawsuit against a gossip website. Former cheerleader and high school teacher Sarah Jones, 27, is suing Scottsdale, Ariz.-based thedirty.com and its operator over two anonymously submitted posts that said she had slept with every Bengals player and likely had two sexually transmitted diseases. The posts were unrelated to Jones' relationship with her former 17-year-old student. Jones pleaded guilty in that case in October in a deal that allowed her to avoid jail time but forbade her from ever teaching again. She and the teen are still dating. U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman declared the mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict over two days of deliberations following the three-day trial in northern Kentucky. A new trial date, which would mean a whole new jury, could be set during a hearing scheduled for March 1.