‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Disputes Sexual Misconduct Claims

‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Under FBI Investigation

Federal agents raided the IL home of Jerry Harris, who gained notoriety due to his role in the Netflix documentary Cheer, Monday afternoon as part of a probe into messages sent to minors asking for explicit photos and to meet for sex.

Special agent Siobhan Johnson of Chicago FBI said: 'The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in that area. According to a new report in USA Today, agents executed a search warrant on Monday at a home in Harris' native IL in conjunction with the investigation.

The investigation began after allegations were reportedly raised to Varsity, a cheerleading and athletic gear company that also handles cheer competitions and uniform sales. In one of the images, taken from Snapchat, a picture, said to show the upper part of Harris" face, is accompanied with a message reading, "Would you ever want to f***'.

"Hey btw I found a place for us to do stuff it's actually pretty good haha."

"On Aug. 1, Varsity's chief legal officer, Burton Brillhart relayed to police in Florida and Texas via letters that the organization was made aware of "inappropriate sexual conduct" allegations against Harris and, as required by law, reported the information to authorities", said the publication. Navarro's road to Nationals was documented on Netflix's "Cheer".

Jerry Harris attends the Build Series to discuss "Cheer" at Build Studio on January 29, 2020, in New York City.

Cheer later received six Emmy nominations, and Harris, beloved for his positive and supportive demeanor in the show, became its break-out star. The Instagram live video of Harris and Biden was viewed almost 300,000 times and remains on social media. Harris has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram. But it was Harris who captured hearts with his positivity and "mat talk". After the show aired, his popularity led to appearances with Oprah and Stephen Colbert, and a gig interviewing celebs at the Oscars for The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Harris posted about working for the National Cheerleaders Association, a Varsity brand, back in May 2019, and shared photos of himself coaching athletes at NCA camps that summer.

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