27 yo teacher who committed statutory rape against student gets reality show


This story bothers me on so many levels. First of all, I remember seeing an interview with this creature on The Today Show over the summer. Sarah Jones, 27, is a former high school English teacher from Kentucky, and former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, accused of committing statutory rape against a 17 year-old male student. In her Today Show interview, (video is here) Jones was on house arrest stemming from the charges. She didn’t directly deny the story – her lawyer was there and they basically said they weren’t going to talk about it. She did give the impression that it wasn’t true. Jones smirked like a chesire cat as she said that the real story hadn’t come out yet and that the rumors about it were false. I found her incredibly arrogant and unlikable. She claimed that “the alleged victim’s ex girlfriend” started the rumors and that “just because there’s evidence out there doesn’t mean that it’s damaging or that it’s going to be hurtful to me.” She also claimed that the boy would testify in her defense, as would his parents. So she tried to play like this was just high school drama and she was innocent.

Then later, on Nightline, the bitch admitted it all was true! She was creeping on a 17 year-old student, it wasn’t just high school drama and rumors. She really did the crime, and the boy was now her “boyfriend.” Well statutory rape and lying about it are now paying off for this woman because Oxygen is giving her a reality show. Disgusting!!

She scandalized the nation by admitting to having an affair with one of her 17-year-old high school students, and now Sarah Jones is going to get her own reality TV show, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

According to a well placed insider, 495 Productions, the creators of Jersey Shore,courted the 27-year-old, who finally admitted in a Kentucky court earlier this month that she had sex with the 17-year-old boy after months of vehemently denying any wrongdoing. Now Jones is being given her own reality TV show, which is scheduled to air on the cable channel Oxygen.

“A lot of people are going to be outraged I imagine when they find out she’s getting a show,” the source says. “She is basically being rewarded for breaking the law!

“She’s totally cashing in on her crime, and I’m pretty sure that if it was a 27-year-old man that had pleaded guilty to having sex with his 17-year-old female student he wouldn’t have been given a TV show!

“This whole scandal has turned into one big payday for Sarah. She was boasting that she ‘made bank’ for her Dateline interview last week and now she is going to be paid for appearing in her own reality TV show. It’s sick.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jones gave an exclusive interview to Dateline on NBC and finally came clean about her relationship with Cody York, who is now her boyfriend.

The former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader said: “Yeah, what I did was wrong… And I feel guilty as to what happened and that other people were hurt in this in a sense from our families having to go through this.”

Earlier this month the couple brazenly left court together holding hands.

York, now 18, sat behind his girlfriend as she told the judge: “I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority.”

In exchange for her plea deal Jones was sentenced to five years of diversion — a form of probation — but won’t have to register as a sex offender.

“This sends a bad message to others,” the source says about Jones’ reality TV deal. “It says that you can do something illegal and get away with it.”

Meanwhile, Jones is also hoping to cash in by way of a $11 million lawsuit she filed against Couples Therapy star, Nik Richie for defamation, libel, and invasion of privacy after his website http://www.thedirty.com published a post titled, ‘The Dirty Bengals Cheerleader.’

[From Radar Online]

As Radar’s source mentioned, if a man did this to a teen girl he wouldn’t be getting a damn reality show. This needs to stop. I only hope that Oxygen sees the fallout and pulls this show before it airs. How is this woman anything but a predator and a liar? I agree with Nik Richie. There’s really nothing else to say about it. This is wrong and sound not be rewarded. Period.

 

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  1. Gabrielle says:

    Hold on. A man did do this and get his own reality show. Look at Courtney Stodden.

    • Willynilly says:

      Exactly. This is what we do now. We encourage predatory behavior. What’s next, a show about catholic priests??

      • Canda says:

        As much as I think the reality show part is RIDICULOUS, I can’t really cosign with calling this “predatory behaviour”. Sure, the woman is obviously breaching the ethical and legal lines by having sex with a student, but that’s nothing like a priest molesting or raping a young boy. This 17-year-old was probably all for it, horny for his teacher, and thrilled that she wanted to do it, too. 17 year old boys will usually f*ck anything that moves, including older women and “officials”, and I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be damaged by this, and she obviously isn’t either. I don’t actually care about the “they had sex” part, bc it’s pretty hard to rape a guy without his consent, but the “giving her a reality show” as a reward is effed up.

      • Bluebear says:

        Well that makes it okay then Canda. “17-year-old was probably all for it, horny for his teacher, and thrilled that she wanted to do it, too. 17 year old boys will usually f*ck anything that moves” . That is THE MOST offensive rationalization ever. He is a CHILD! It does not matter what his gender is, he is a minor, and he doesn’t have the fully formed frontal lobe of his brain to allow him to make the kind of mature decisions about a person of power, such as a teacher, having a sexual relationship with him. Teenage hormones do not give any person a pass to take advantage of a child. A man, or boy, most certainly can be raped! You sound like a dirty politician. This wasn’t “legitimate rape” so it doesn’t matter right?

      • Ginger says:

        @Canda…absolutely NOT true! I know someone (a male) who was taken advantage of as a teen by an older woman and it HAS done damage. I too have personal experience (that I won’t go into here) and I can tell you that molesting or having sex, etc. with a minor is NEVER right! It can mess you up for life. As an adult she should have known better. She is no better than a piece of garbage under my bootheel. @bluebear…you are absolutely correct in your comments about “legitimate rape”. People who try to explain away immoral, predatory and damaging behavior make me sick.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Canda, that BOY is a CHILD. End of story. Teenagers have sexual feelings- even tweens- but that doesn’t mean that ADULTS should act on and encourage them. Blame the victim much?

      • Canda says:

        Right, but mere months later when he turns 18, PING! his brain is fully formed and he’s wholly able to make mature, rational decisions? Please! The 27 year old bimbo is about as mentally mature as the 17 year old by the sounds of things. If the guy didn’t want to participate, I think this would have turned out much differently, not him supporting her and holding her hand. It’s called “statutory” for a reason. Rape is a very serious crime, but an older 20-something dingbat bedding a high school senior is so far down the list of serious crimes, it’s pathetic that anyone is really paying this any attention. Technically yes, it’s a crime because the law says so. I’ll be shocked if this boy suffers long term mental damage. I know several teenagers (who are now adults) who were sleeping with people in their late 20s and it was for kicks and the thrill of it… there was no forcing or coersion going on, it was two people having sex who LEGALLY weren’t allow to. I’m sorry, but I can’t get all a-flutter about a horny teenager and a trampy twit breaking laws that are only wasting taxpayers’ money by tying up the court system.

        Were there actually COMPLAINTS from either party, or is this someone hooting and hollering “statutory rape!!” and dragging this into court? Seriously, does anyone have an answer to this, bc I’d love to know.

      • Just G says:

        I must say we do live in an age of double standards, and by that I mean how people either view an older woman/younger man being together as worse or an older man/younger woman together as worse… but the point here is, she was his Teacher.
        @Canda ,yes he’s a guy and you can’t really rape a guy and he probably was all for it…. but that is exactly when the Teacher/Responsible Adult knows better. Knows Right from Wrong.
        I am emphasizing Teacher because when parents send their kids to school, we should be able to expect that they are being taught, relatively cared for and protected. NOT preyed upon… And that may be a strong term but there’s a line that just shouldn’t be crossed when you’re in a position of authority.
        And thank heavens that as far as I know Courtney Stodden and her husband/dad don’t actually have a show but are just on that current couples thing on VH1.
        Honestly, I just don’t get this trend of parents supporting their kids in these demented “relationships”, like Courtney Stodden’s and the story here.

        @Canda … just posted this and saw you’re 2nd comment… I get what you’re saying but if it was so important, then they could’ve waited the few months. He could’ve left school and all this could’ve been avoided.?
        I can see people taking either side of this argument… this knitwit just shouldn’t have been a teacher… what did she teach anyways.. Gym?
        America’s Education System needs to screen better imo.

      • Djinn says:

        Teachers should never ever ever have sex with a student regardless of gender, age difference or eager consent.

        However were she not in a position of trust & authority I wouldn’t bat an eyelid. The age of consent in many US states is ridiculous. You’ll let a kid operate a deadly weapon (a car or a gun) at 16 and you’ll let them join an army so they can drone bomb children at 17 but they can’t decide they want to have sex? Presumably all those breathless with outrage at the thought of a 17 year old having sex with a 27 year old (minus the issues of positions of authority) are demonstrating outside army recruiting offices as well.

        I slept with a 26 year old man when I was 17, I was the aggressor (and as we met in a lienced venue he had every reason to believe I was over 18) and there were no negative consequences whatsoever.

        Do people really believe that every person is immature and unable to make decisions about sex when they’re 17 years and 364 days old but at the stroke of midnight they suddenly can?

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Who says that just because he turns 18 that he can make rational decisions? He was her student and she’s a predator. Being an immature jackass isn’t an excuse for her- she’s 27 years old. He was a high school student and she was (God help us) in a position of authority. That’s taking advantage. When you’re a teenager, you’re supposed to trust that adults (people in their 20s, say) or people that you come in contact with like teachers are willing to accept boundaries and understand that you’re not mature yet.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        Canda, this was taken to court because it was against the law. A teacher is in a position of authority, there is a dynamic there that changes the balance of power and perception. I am certain he was enamored of his teacher, who was also a cheerleader. But laws are put in place so a person in her position cannot use that position for sexual gratification and manipulation. Especially of a minor. Many companies do not allow persons in authority to date their employees for this reason, just as professors are not to date students.

      • Canda says:

        I completely agree that she was dead wrong for doing what she did. As a teacher, she should know better, but obviously she doesn’t.

        My point is that I don’t agree with calling this “predatory”, “rape”, or calling the kid a “victim”. Those are terms used for serious crimes, which I don’t believe this is. It is gross and all kinds of wrong, and DEFINITELY this woman should be fired and banned from teaching, as she has no self-control or conscience, but to lump this in with people who force themselves upon unwilling victims is not right. These two both wanted to sleep together, and the teacher should have restrained herself bc of her position, no matter how hot they were for each other. They’re both idiots, but I think it’s a huge insult to REAL rape victims and those on the receiving end of true predatory behaviour to throw down the rape card other than to term it ‘statutory rape’.

        I just want to make it clear that in no say to I condone her behaviour, but I’m not going to get all excited about it either, bc it was two consenting people of the wrong age and the wrong job title, and REAL victims of rape deserve my attention much more than this bimbo and her boyfriend.

      • Leen says:

        just to be the devil’s advocate here, I don’t think 17 is as simple as that. Think about it, if they both had sex in England, this wouldn’t be statutory rape as the legal age is 16.
        I can’t speak for the boy because I have no clue if he was into it or not, but this is nowhere near on the same level as sexual predatory similar to the cathoic priests scandals. Again, like I said, we have no clue if the 17 year old consented or not. If it was a simple case of a boy horny for his teacher and she led him on and encouraged this kind of behavior, then yes it is unethical. BUT if she did prey on the 17 year old and started harrasing him, then yes it is sexual harrasment in a different way.

      • Ange says:

        @ Canada and Just G: thinking that men can’t be raped is the sort of backwards thinking that allows this situation to develop. Men can absolutely be raped by other men AND women.

      • mystified says:

        Speaking of predatory priests, why do we hold the Catholic church responsible, but when it comes to predatory teachers we don’t hold the teachers unions or school boards responsible?. Both have a history of giving these despicable beings a slap on the wrist.

      • I.want.shoes says:

        @Canda: the boy and HIS PARENTS actually defended the teacher in court, saying it was not statutory rape, and they all fully supported her as well as the relationship.

        They are now openly dating (the boy turned 18).

      • Cindi says:

        The boy was at the age of concent. They only thing they got her for is teacher student ethics. They have been life long friends and she is only 4 years older than him.

    • Chelley says:

      I was going to go into a rant about double standards but then I remembered those two (Courtney and Doug…*shivers*).

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      Oh holy crap. I just googled, and then really, really wished I hadn’t.

      How is what he did legal? 51 year old teacher and a 16 year old student… married? Did her parents not have to consent to that?

    • Booboocita says:

      And if they don’t get their own reality show soon (as opposed to a guest spot on someone else’s show), you best believe Courtney will be trawling through the local junior high schools, looking for a date …

  2. dorothy says:

    I just don’t know what to say. Everyone has a reality show, doesn’t Hollywood have anyone intelligent left to write sitcoms? It just seems so lazy to keep offering up no-bodies for reality shows.

  3. lilred says:

    Why do they keep rewarding these asshats?All it does is open the door for all the miscreants to come crawling out…disgusting.

  4. Riana says:

    Please don’t let this be the new trend in reality television.

  5. francesca1 says:

    She is an incredibly manipulative person. Ugh.

  6. judyjudy says:

    Wow. We’re sinking lower and lower, aren’t we?

    • Mimi says:

      And I thought that “Honi Bu Bu” was lower than low. My bad.

    • Nicolette says:

      Really. It’s pathetic at this point. Just why are those in Hollywood making so much money when all they are producing is crap like this?

      • Kat says:

        We all know why – because we BUY the crap that they’re selling. If this show gets high ratings (and unfortunately that is quite possible), then companies will pay them to advertise. TLC wouldn’t be in business if nobody watched their shyt.
        What cracks me up is the people that go to Kim Kardashian stories and write, “OMG, I HATE the Kardashians and everything they stand for! How are they famous? Why won’t they go away?” Because you keep clicking on their articles and watching their shows, genius.

    • Booboocita says:

      There’s a terrific documentary now playing on Showtime called “That Guy … Who Was In That Thing,” featuring interviews with charactor actors from TV and movies like Bruce Davison, Zeljko Ivanec, Paul Guilfoyle and others. A number of them point out that it’s no longer possible to get rich as a character actor, or even make a living sometimes, because salaries have been depressed by reality shows, which are cheaper to produce and for which the participants are paid less. One said that when he started in the business, he could make $40,000 an episode for a primetime serial. That same job might pay $4-6,000 today. A single guest spot on a TV show might pay $1500. Sounds like a lot of money, but when you factor in the pay to agents, managers, publicists, etc., plus taxes, the money dwindles pretty quickly. So it would seem that those who are making money are doing so by depressing the wages and production values of quality TV programming. Dammit.

  7. amanda says:

    This is really awful. I can’t believe the network gave her a show. She should be in prison. I wonder how many male teachers in this situation would be offered diversion instead of actual time.

    • deehunny says:

      yes. she received 5 years probation if I remember correctly after watching the Dateline Special.

      She and her boyfriend said they, “knew each other” before he was in High School through the community (went to the same church or something wholesome like that). That it wasn’t a lonely teacher meeting the high school jock and falling for him.

      Not to mention that she met him WHEN HE WAS A FRESHMAN (which makes him like 14). Nasty.

  8. jano1981 says:

    I can’t understand why she got off so easy. And no counseling or anything?? She’s a pedo!

  9. Dibba says:

    Hideous on both the inside and outside.

  10. Dragonlady sakura says:

    This newly MARRIED teacher sleeps with a student and gets rewarded for it. I saw this story on tv and she wouldn’t even give her husband back his ring he was still paying for! I don’t use the C word very often, but she is a capital one.

  11. NeNe says:

    Just about anybody can get a reality show, these days. It is pretty pathetic, if you ask me. The economy is in the crapper, and TV is just throwing away money on BS stuff like this?!? WTF!!!!!

  12. Chatcat says:

    And as they say…the world is going to hell in a handbasket…need we wonder why?

    Disgusting behavior is rewarded. I blame the “audience” who tunes in to this shit. If not for them then TV exec’s would have to look for some other story to create/produce. But apparently therer are plenty of sick f*cks out there who morally relate to this lowlife stuff and watch.

  13. DCJ says:

    Dateline devoted the whole show to her last week. I found her totally disgusting. The walking out of court hand in hand was such an F you to the court. The worst part though was her parents. They made all sorts of excuses for her and justified her behavior. Her mother even tried to hide evidence and was convicted as well. I was left with a terrible impression of a spoiled, crazy nitwit.

    • judyjudy says:

      I was going to comment “Her mother must be so proud” but it sounds like maybe she actually IS.

      Gross.

      • DCJ says:

        Yes, and I might add that she was telling this sob story about how she wrote a suicide note (completly for sympathy). Her Mom was like “she is such a wholesome, Christian girl, who always did everything right, it’s not her fault.” No wonder she turned out thinking rules don’t apply to her.

        Oh, and the boy’s parents? They are totally cool with the relationship. This chick is a major manipulator.

  14. lisacuddy says:

    She has that crazy, sick look on her face. Just look at her. Getting her a reality show? What’s next, fame*hores attempt rape people for some publicity and reality shows? She sets such a bad example, producers must be out of their minds!

  15. Sunnyinseattle says:

    OMFG I admit I am one of those pathetic people that will watch a lot of stupid shows, not too much reality tho, Survivor and BB is all, but I will never watch this network again! It is beyond disgusting and I feel like sending them a horrible email telling them. I never send complaints! Gotta say, I am gonna miss watching Snapped but it is a small sacrafice to show them that even t.v. addicts have limits! This bi¡ch needs go away. :-( :-( :-(

  16. carrie says:

    it’s so logic!!
    where goes the world?
    does anyone know the world “morality” or “decency” ?

  17. Relli says:

    Oh Oxygen! When will you learn that the real stars of your network are those lovely ladies of Snapped. Seriously you could just play all eleven seasons of Snapped on a loop and that would be better than all the programming crap on including this sh!t show.

  18. Chelley says:

    This is why I don’t watch t.v. anymore. I only watch what I want to watch online.

  19. emmie_a says:

    Life is soo unfair. I was just reading about two innocent children stabbed to death by their nanny and then I read this story about this asshole getting a reality show (along with money & ‘fame’) for being a lying child predator? I know one has absolutely nothing to do with the other but I’m upset by both stories and just had to rant!!

  20. Mira says:

    I don’t know anything about this story. Reading about it here for the first time. It reminds of the movie To Die For. Only she did not encourage the boy to kill her husband.

  21. Dimebox says:

    The people at Oxygen have officially jumped the shark with giving this woman a show. Shameful.

  22. Lexi says:

    What is this show supposed to be about, exactly?

    Also, she’s 27? Really?

  23. dahlianoir says:

    She’s 27 ? In dog years perhaps. That pedophile looks like crap inside out.

    • Sam says:

      This is absolutely not paedophillia. I’m sure at 17 he has been through puberty. I can’t get behind this and be shocked because in the UK the age if consent is 16. Can you join the army at 16 in the US like you can over here?

      • Elle Kaye says:

        Hi Sam,

        No, you can’t. You must be 18 to join. And you cannot have a relationship with your teacher while a student, especially if you are still considered a minor, which is under the age of 18.

        Most people are upset Sam, because of the double standard. When male teachers in this country have a relationship with a minor of this age, they lose their job, do jail time, and must register as a sex offender. Women, on the other hand, have been far luckier. There are a percentage of women who never go to jail and never have to register as a sex offender. That is not justice for all, that is justice for some.

      • jwoolman says:

        You can be recruited into the US military at 17 and they definitely start recruiting high school kids about then (phone calls, letters, recruitment tables in the schools. My father’s parent’s had to sign something to join the US Army at age 17. Don’t know if they now make you wait until 18, but you can still do some sort of early signup at 17. That’s really why the Pentagon has lobbied against the US signing treaties prohibiting child soldiers, they don’t want to risk losing that 17 year old edge (getting them before they even are ready to look for other options). They do seem to want them to be high school grads now instead of dropouts like my dad (who quite reasonably figured combat in WWII would be safer than getting knocked around by his alcoholic father).

        This reminds back when Hilary Duff was barely 16, she successfully pursued a guy 9 years older with stage mom’s full approval. Either the one who later married Nicole Ritchie or his twin brother, can’t remember which. I think mama was counting in him to push Hilary’s music career. A few generations ago, it was quite common for young girls just barely past puberty to marry older men who were established enough to support a family. Not much else for them to do, though.

        But in this case, the real problem was that the woman was the boy’s teacher. His age and the age gap don’t really justify any accusation of pedophilia or lifelong sex offender, just poor judgment. These big age gap romances do tend to involve control freaks who want to mold the younger one, though, at least when the younger partner is very young and not completely formed. Offering her a reality show is definitely creepy.

    • drawbackwards says:

      I’m thinking she uses Lohan’s spray tan in the Poo Smear shade.

  24. sarah says:

    So how can she still be suing Nik Richie? She’s admitted he was right?

    She’s such a disgusting human being

  25. lucy2 says:

    Holy fake face and bad makeup.

    This is gross. If it really happens, I suggest we all write complaints to Oxygen.

  26. Little Darling says:

    I have audibly gasped at least five times reading this article and the comments. It is so appalling and really atrocious. This woman gives teachers, females and humans a bad name. Gross, and proud of it. Such trash.

    Edited to add maybe not “humans” but the manipulation, lies, lack of remorse and proud in your face attitude makes me want to slap the smirk off her face. The sexism is something she is clearly using to her advantage.

  27. QQ says:

    In addition to being a pedophile and sounding like a stupid teen in h.s “oh that was just Jealous girls, they didnt like me cause i was a cheerleader” ( really, who expresses themselves that way …ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS!!!) she is Fugly as all the hells, the shitty weave the makeup, the car crash teeth, all of it

    • judyjudy says:

      Car Crash Teeth! You crack me up, QQ.

    • fabgrrl says:

      Ug. I had a PE teacher just like this in high school. She was about 24-25, flirted with the football players, tried to befriend the popular girls, and mean girled anyone she could.

      I have no objection to young and/or attractive teachers – I loved my 24 year old English teacher, I even went to her wedding. But it is wrong to try to *be* a high school student when you aren’t.

    • mln89 says:

      LMAO! i am def going to add car crash teeth to my “colorful descriptions of f*cked up teeth” arsenal. wooh that was funny!

      these types of situations are exactly why i have reservations about people in their 20′s working as serious authority figures with 18 year olds. they are way too close in age, and a lot of the time people in their early to mid 20′s aren’t completely over a lot of the complexes high school gave them the first time around. imagine someone a few years past high school age, insecure, and back in a high school environment…but this time with authority and power. you get crazy teachers acting like they are one of the kids and the kids pushing up on the teachers. one of my friends went to go teach high school seniors at 21 and told me she knew some of the kids in her class from around her neighborhood, because they PLAYED AND GREW UP TOGETHER. yeah, you’re really going to maintain an air of respect and authority in THAT kind of situation. ::eyeroll::

    • mln89 says:

      and i agree: this chick is straight up busted. total buttaface complete with drag queen makeup, cheap halloween wig hair, and teeth that look like she’s been chewing rocks.

    • Sam says:

      Not really paedophile though, is she? Andephebophile maybe. But in a couple of months after this happened it would have all been legal and no one would care. I know that doesn’t make it ok, but he wasn’t a prepubescent five year old. Calling her a paedophile is horrible!

      • mln89 says:

        i don’t know why you have consistently been trivializing this, but it’s really digusting to see. there is a power imbalance and violation of trust that’s beyond obvious to pretty much EVERYONE here, so i don’t understand why you’re not getting it. it would NEVER BE LEGAL for a teacher to have sex with a high school student they are teaching. she is an authority figure and there is an imbalance of power. meaning she has the power to grade him, send him to detention, etc. and it is fair to other students in her class if she is sleeping with one of them? how do they know she won’t be grading him unfairly and showing him favoritism? how do his parents know if he’s, i don’t know, LEARNING anything if he’s distracted by sexy teacher in class and she’s not grading him the way she should be because he’s her “boyfriend”? a TEACHER of all people, who parents entrust their kids to, should be doing her job, showing some professionalism, and self control while dealing with impressionable young minds. her “boyfriend” WAS in school to learn after all, not carry on a personal and sexual relationship with his teacher on school grounds.::EYEROLL::

        these two didn’t trip and fall into bed, she crossed the line and allowed this to happen. she possibly even pursued it, which would be really disgusting.

  28. mimi (a different one) says:

    I doubt she is 27 years old.

  29. Chrissy says:

    This is a new low for television. Doesn’t Oprah own Oxygen? Maybe I’m confusing it with another channel. Either way, this has to be stopped.

  30. stinky says:

    “CREATURE”
    x 100! hahahaaa…….

  31. Kate (newer one) says:

    It’s completely legal for a 50 year old to sleep with a 16 year old in this country. But it’s completely illegal for a high school teacher to sleep with a student in their care, even if they’re 18. The power imbalance and potential for abuse is so obvious that even our relatively generous age of consent laws are completely abandoned, and child protection requirements acknowledged.

    I thought a convicted criminal profiting from their crime was illegal? Is that not the case in the States? How can she do this legally, never mind morally?

  32. SleepyJane says:

    Child rapist, be gone! What a sick world it is.

  33. mommak918 says:

    So sad and sick. I’m a mother to two boys..and I cannot believe the world I have to raise them in.
    This is off topic, but because of so many similiar situations like this I’ve decided to homeschool. This also comes from a previous public school teacher. My mother is also still a teacher (she’s an administrator for after school programs) she was always an advocate for public schools and now is also worried about our future generations.

    Yes this woman is a criminal and a predator. And it needs to be taught to all our children this is wrong!

    My vow in life is to raise two boys who will be gentleman and know morals and values. I also realize I have an uphill battle…and the world is against me. But this kind of trash makes me want to dig my feet in and try my hardest….

    Any moms out there, I’m sure you feel me.

  34. Janet says:

    Talk about sick… anybody remember Mary Kay Letourneau? She had an affair with a 12 year old boy in her sixth grade class, had not one but two babies by him (the second conceived while she was out on probation and ordered not to have any contact with him), and married him as soon as he turned 21. As far as I know they are still married.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Letourneau

  35. I.want.shoes says:

    Equally as shocking is that TLC is not producing this reality show.

  36. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Better yet Nicolette this is the same industry that our pres (yes, i’ll vote for him), happily takes cash from; yes, i know the other side is just as bad; Boycott television, there are plenty of good books to read.

  37. Minty says:

    Wow, crime really does pay. :(

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel yet again, cable tv? Rewarding an ephebophile lawbreaker by giving her a show – that’s despicable. What’s next, a reality show starring a suspected serial killer?

    There are enough dumbasses out there who will watch Jones, the same kind of fools who enjoyed Jersey Shore and the Kardashians.

    One other thing: what the hell is going on with that boy’s parents? Why are they allowing him to date her?

  38. TriedTru says:

    Who is this show’s target audience? It’s one thing that most US television glorifies mediocrity, but I don’t know where a show like this even fits with the rest of the ilk out there.

  39. Chloeeee says:

    You know its really funny to me how people hate the honey boo boo phenom yet when you watch their show its light hearted and the family doesn’t fight and cry and manipulate one another. On the contrary they seem to support one another the best way they can. Then you have the Kardashians and worse yet, this b****? I swear I’m about a reality show and election away from moving far far away.

    • heyheyhey says:

      yeah, honey boo boo is bad but there are some redeeming factors like you said. i don’t think the whole pageant lifestyle is great for a kid, especially with the daughter getting accustomed to drinking a special drink before her shows and demanding it .. but at least you can see there’s a lot of love in the family.

  40. heyheyhey says:

    in b4 controversial minority opinion …

    i don’t believe this woman is a particularly good person, nor does she deserve a reality show.. but i wouldn’t go as far as to call her a child rapist.. if they were going out when he was 17, in many states this would be sleezy but not illegal. it is a somewhat similar concept to my feeling towards marijuana being highly illegal in some states and not in others. that said, a teacher has no business dating their students! they are supposed to teach, not scoping out prospective boyfriends. if she wasn’t a teacher, i wouldn’t see it as *so bad* – do you really think a horny 17 year old boy was raped? taken advantage of maybe (and he probably did the same to her) .. but raped? I don’t think so. I don’t know the whole story, but them holding hands in court as they left doesn’t sound very rape-y to me.

    • Annie says:

      do you really think a horny 17 year old boy was raped?

      ———————————–

      It’s a question of power balance. The teenage brain (especially male) isn’t finished developing (including the parts that control impulses) so this boy wasn’t old enough to fully appreciate the consequences of his actions and make a clear choice without his hormones getting in the way. She was. Even if he was “horney”, the decision to have sex was not an equally balanced one. Saying it wasn’t rape is a bit of a slippery slope – remember, men who commit statuitory all say exactly the same things – she wanted it, she tempted me, she was asking for it, she seemed really into it, etc, etc. Also don’t forget – she was his teacher, and therefore in a position of authority over him, which imo makes it worse than if she had been an older female friend.

    • LouLou says:

      On “Dateline” they explained that in Kentucky the legal age of consent is 16, so no statutory rape. However, it is illegal for a teacher to have a sexual relationship with a student under 18. So, that was the charge. Also, apparently, these two had already known each other for years before he was even her student. I’m not defending her; she seems self-absorbed, immature, and into the power trip of being worshipped by a kid-man. But Kentucky can’t charge her with rape because of their own law.

  41. Chloeeee says:

    You know its really funny to me how people hate the honey boo boo phenom yet when you watch their show its light hearted and the family doesn’t fight and cry and manipulate one another. On the contrary they seem to support one another the best way they can. Then you have the Kardashians and worse yet, this b****? and I never thought I’d say this but Nik Richie is right. *passes out in shock*

  42. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    Just an update for you, I live in the Cincinnati area and her mother has contacted all the local news stations saying this is not true. Granted her mother is a liar and a criminal as well, but if you read the comment section here: http://www.fox19.com/story/19924365/s?fb_comment_id=fbc_365031243585343_2202082_365063663582101#f15287d888 You’ll see that she herself commented on the report.

  43. Victoria says:

    Disgusting. Will not support a show that encourages garbage.

  44. tru tru says:

    I won’t be watching this crap and she ought to be ashamed.

    I followed this story from beginning to end and it seems like her & her MOM–had no shame/no regrets. Her mom (a principal)makes excuses and she was also held for LYING to the cops.

    disgusting!

    and now she gets to make a bunch of money cause she is in love w/the kid she screwed for months??

    no thanks, I’m not interested.

  45. Masque says:

    “…I’m pretty sure that if it was a 27-year-old man that had pleaded guilty to having sex with his 17-year-old female student he wouldn’t have been given a TV show!”

    I’ve got four words for you Mr. Source: Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden.

  46. tru tru says:

    and I do not want to hear that ” he wanted it”

    is it sooo damn hard for teachers to follow the rules??? that they’d rather sleep w/their students…your behind is sooo hot that you have to take a teen, instead of a man??

    its sick and horrible

  47. Zorbitor says:

    Oprah needs the income from all the sleaze on the Oxygen channel to subsidize the sanctimonious crap on her OWN channel. 2 sides of the same coin really and it relies on stoking the outrage.

  48. mln89 says:

    just when i thought “reality” tv couldn’t get any worse.

  49. mln89 says:

    disgusting. the way this dimwit was talking about her 17 year old students ex-girlfriend spreading lies and rumors about her, was so immature and juvenile it was sickening. grow the f*ck up, skank. and while you’re at it, get a psych evaluation too, because there is SOMETHING wrong with you.

    i seriously can’t believe people who rape and sexually exploit their students are getting reality tv shows now. we really aren’t far off from a hunger games type of world where children are killing each other for entertainment on “reality” tv.

  50. logan says:

    Most reality television is just one big turd drop. It all needs flushed, cause it is really, really starting to stink.
    Just think what it is doing to the small kids who are watching this crap.

  51. ZenB!tch says:

    She’s not much different from Taylor Swift is she? Was Connor 18 when she first went after him?

    IDK about 17 to be honest. At 17, I only looked at men. I was 17 in 1986, I was off on Sunset flirting with the boys in the band. I didn’t like HS boys at all. I didn’t sleep with anyone but that is because of how I was raised. I wanted to be a virgin until I was an adult. If not, I would have been allover a 20something man at 17.

    Thankfully, I listened to myself because the boy in the band that liked me ended up on Celebrity Rehab at least twice.

  52. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    She’s not a little person.

    She doesn’t bake cakes.

    She doesn’t give birth to or stand by, feebly, when someone else pelvises out her Saturday-night company, and her story doesn’t really meld with Friday night wedding mania lineup, so I don’t understand how this could turn out to be the gold-grabbing gambit of high concept wizardry that’s previously served them well. What’s her premise? You can’t very well have a show called ‘Rape Wives’, but since it’s indeed her initial ‘in’ (I don’t know or frankly care about the intent of that pun) as far as the viewing public is concerned it’s going to have to be her initial hook to trawl in the ratings as she you figures out how to grow her brand. How many kids do you rape for, and in service to the primetime before the ‘Not Ready For Prolapse Players’ allow her to expand conceit? Mid-season, May Sweeps, Cinco de Soledad, ‘the change’?
    I don’t know how this could be marketed as anything other than a one-off barnyard oddity rubbernecking shame quencher, but what’s the story after that and what well-enough connected but faded C-listers who are marginally involved in the life of the ‘star’ flail about resurrecting some old glories or other?

  53. msw says:

    This woman seems very disturbed to me. Way to go Oxygen Network. I will be cancelling that channel.

  54. Elizabeth says:

    She is a walking advertisement for home schooling.

  55. chalkdustgirl says:

    With or without makeup, this chick’s face is a hot mess.

  56. Kate says:

    Unless the reality show is nothing but this predator going from therapy sessions to community service, there is nothing okay about *rewarding* her with publicity.

  57. Onyx XV says:

    Wow, “reality” shows have hit a new low with this shiz. The sad part for me is, my stupid BF will probably watch it. He’s always putting on reality shows, and I hate them SO much. Time to break up! LOL

  58. Jennifer12 says:

    She’s not even manipulating- she’s sitting around smirking about what she did and how she didn’t even have to receive any consequences. This boy is a child and she is a predator. End. Of. Story.

  59. Cece says:

    In addition to commenting here, consider sending an email to Oxygen and the companies that advertise on the channel.

    Put your disgust to good use and get writing!

  60. Mandy says:

    She sure thinks she’s cute, doesn’t she?? *rolls eyes*

  61. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Only way to send a message to Oxegen is to hit them were it hurts the most in the pocket…..Don’t watch anything …turn them off….don’tw watch this show…don’t buy anything that sponsers it…and let them know in calls ..emails ….If everybody did this they would get the message quick…..Reality shows are sick…and I haven’t seen one I have liked…I refuse to watch them…from dancing shows to surviver shows to this kind of show…Its all lies , and scripted their is nothing REAL about any of them….and they turn everyone into media monster…..

  62. Anon says:

    Somebody commits a horrible crime, put her on TV. This country is so strange.

  63. gg says:

    This person seems to have a lot of serious issues. I see her as the Captain of the Insecure Tryhards Cheerleader Squad. For whatever reason, she looks about 48 and rode hard.

  64. Quinn says:

    Dear Four Horsemen,
    Please hurry up and come wipe out our stupid asses.
    Thanks,
    The World

  65. Daniel says:

    OK all I’m saying is that when I was 17 I definitely knew what I wanted and knew right from wrong. If my sexy teacher made passes at me at that age, i would have totally done it. and done it again. and again. lol. 17 is old enough to know what you’re doing I don’t care where you live in the world. 17 year olds aren’t children.

    • Jayna says:

      When I was 17, very shy, still a virgin, I had several classmates far more advanced than me, who had brief affairs with the very hot 26-year-old high school coaches. It was all consensual, both parties flirted for months before. It was an abuse of power but not rape. The girls weren’t traumatized, just hot for the cute mid twenties guys. At 21 I dated a 27-year-old teacher/coach. After we broke up a year later I saw him with an 18-year-old. I found out from my teacher brother they had started their affair when she was 17 and a half the second half of her senior year. Inappropriate yes, and as an authority figure absolutely wrong but not pedophiles at those ages, mid twenties teachers and 17-year-olds about to graduate.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      Daniel, it isn’t about what the 17 year old wants. It is about a teacher knowing that it isn’t appropriate and not acting on it.

  66. oivey says:

    Dirty bitch, she should be in jail.

  67. Ms. Candy says:

    Everything I could think cele-commenters has said it all.

    I don’t understand what this world is coming too at all. Double Standards on so many levels.

    All I can do is SMH

  68. Hope says:

    Hey now, back in the very early 80′s this situation was reversed and it’s how my parents met and got together. Only my dad was 30 and my mom was 17. He was her art teacher her junior and senior years. They started dating (and boning in the art studio after hours, according to my mom) a few weeks after her 17th birthday. They got married four years later, my sister and I came along, and the rest is history. They did eventually divorce, which had become fairly typical in the mid 90′s, but in the meantime they managed to raise two healthy children who both have a passion for art that can easily be explained away.

    My point? I know I’m not the only one who is going to make the argument that a 17 year old is not much different from their 18 year old self. I know the counterpoint too, that then a 16 year old isn’t much different from an 17 year old, etc. But I really think it depends on the person and their individual maturity level. I know looking at these things on a case by case basis isn’t clean-cut, but demonizing this teacher isn’t that simple either. There are shades of gray.

    I will agree she shouldn’t have a show, but that’s just because I’m sick of reality television based on silly famewhores.

    • mln89 says:

      this isn’t simply about the age difference, although, like you acknowledged, there has to be cut off for statutory rape at some level, because it could be a slippery sloped into 15 or 14, or even 9 or 10. a society has to choose a point where we feel like the power imbalance generally makes relationships between adults and minors exploitative and inappropriate, and i know that personally i am more then ok with it being 18.

      second and most paramount, it’s extremely inappropriate, unfair, unprofessional for a teacher to carry on a sexual relationship with one of their students. the teacher is in a position of authority and there is a power imbalance. students are there to LEARN, not be distracted by sexy teacher. and how does ANYONE (including the student they are having sex with, other students in the class, school administration, and parents) even know if the teacher is grading the student impartially and based on their work? that’s not fair to the student (who is there to LEARN and not have sex with and be distracted by their personal relationship with their teacher) and other students in the class with them? it’s just wrong on so many levels.

      maybe based on your parents situation you have a different perspective on this, but i’m sorry, as a teacher, what your father did was unprofessional, PARTICULARLY having sex with a student on school grounds. he’s lucky he didn’t get caught by anybody at the time in the middle of having sex with student in his “art studio”, because he probably would have lost his job and maybe even ended up in jail with a criminal record. my father isn’t perfect either, and i while i love him, i STILL hold him responsible when he does something wrong. holding your loved ones accountable when they do something wrong or illegal doesn’t mean that you love them any less.

      • mln89 says:

        i also want to say that holding your family members and loved ones accountable for their behavior means you are holding them to a standard of moral and possibly legal behavior. that’s it and that’s all. it doesn’t mean that your love for them is diminished.

      • jen d. says:

        I’m a teacher. When I was a student teacher I had a term in a high school. I was 22 years old, and I had some students who were as old as 20 (they had failed a few classes). There were times I saw my students out at the same bars as I was. Even if we were relatively close in age, there was just too much of a difference in power. I mean, I don’t even allow my students to add me on facebook. There has to be a wall there.

        Actually, in my area, you can lose your teaching licence if you date former students. The board calls it “grooming.” The theory is that you might have started working on it when they were still a student.

  69. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    In the second pic she looks like John Edwards.

  70. palermo says:

    EVERY single story I have ever read about a teacher and a student, the comments are everybody wants to string up the teacher if he’s a male and if it’s a female teacher all the men commenting say “wish it had been MY teacher”; Personally I’m disgusted by either sex, a teacher is there to teach and set an example, not to spend all their time trying to screw your child. Terrible judgment and I do judge a female more harshly because as women we all know it’s very very easy to find somebody to have sex with, so why choose a child. He might be 17 but the maturity level is still very lacking.

  71. Peanut says:

    I just don’t watch TV anymore. The garbage reality shows are taking over and I have better things to do with my time.

  72. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    This is so wrong in so many ways. As the mother of two grown boys (21 and 23), I disagree with people who say it’s okay because he was 17. They are still very naive and immature at 17 and something like this (an authority figure doing this) would really mess with his head.

    Giving her a TV show so she can profit from her infamy over this is beyond wrong! Talk about rewarding disgusting behaviour.

    How do parents raise their kids to do the right thing when they look around society and see so many people being rewarded for doing the opposite. It makes me sick.

  73. Emdeedee says:

    A teacher is a teacher and a student is a student . There is a huge difference between the two. Last night I attended a high school graduation and saw first hand a group of human beings consisting of attractive teachers and attractive students. The bottom line is that the role of a teacher is one of authority and if they can not maintain their professional demeanor towards the students they are in the wrong profession. There is no excuse for a teacher (someone in authority) preying on a student!

  74. berkelybitch31 says:

    I want to know how this chick was ever even an NFL cheerleader at one point, bitch is homely as they come. I too watched the Dateline show about her and found her to be utterly annoying….no real apology for taking advantage of her position of authority or cheating on her husband. I really hope her lawsuit against TheDirty.com gets thrown out. Those “rumors” about her banging the entire Bengals football team were probably true anyways.

  75. Dee says:

    This is just horrible. Do we offer our boys and young men no protection at all? I can’t help thinking these cases get treated so leniently because to take them as seriously as a male teacher having sex with a female student goes against the grain of one of the strictest beliefs of a large chunk of society that women are, by definition, victims. Victimization, of course, being the highest status to which any person may aspire. Beyond that, however, it plays into the equal and opposite trend–one that I find pretty misogynistic–of reality televison shows showcasing shallow, awful women behaving badly. I’m thinking any of the “Real Housewives”or “Dance Moms” or “Toddlers and Tiaras”…the list goes on. The main draw of these shows is that you watch them and find the people in them despicable and, hopefully for the networks and sponsors, talk about how despicable they are. The vast majority of them are women. So she f***ed a teenager and is known for nothing else. She’s not going to do that on her show so what exactly is she going to do and why would anyone want to watch her?

    • mln89 says:

      i totally agree with EVERYTHING you said. and don’t forget the bad girls club, where the entire point of the show is for maladjusted, shallow, immature, and violent women are solely put in a house together to fight, get drunk, and f*ck men. it’s the apex of the trend you are talking about: put idiotic, despicable (generally young) women on tv and watch the ratings roll in, no matter the effect on society and the women when they (sometimes) grow up and realize what a–holes they were on national tv. smh.

  76. malachais says:

    My only thought on this, beyond her being disgusting and vile, is that she looks alot older than 27.

    No one is going to watch this, and I’m sure Oxygen will pull the plug on this due to the outrage. Stupid ridiculous famewhore.

  77. Saphana says:

    Again South Park had a comment on something like this. the little brother of Kyle has sex with his female teacher and Kyle goes to the police and the officers are all “who is that POS? we will cut off his balls” Kyle: “its Mrs Idontrememberhername” “Mrs? Oh the hot one? Good boy, i would love to get molested by that woman hahahahaha”

    it sickens me that people really justify this “boys want to f*ck everything and thats why its ok.” no, first of all its sexist against men, second you are completly forgetting about her power over him, not only being older but being his teacher.

  78. Sam says:

    People need to stop watching these disgusting reality shows. All of them! Honey boo boo, couples therapy, jersey shore, whatever crap it is that people are watching. I haven’t ever seen any of these shows and i am SO happy for that.
    Go out, live your life, see friends and family and be decent people. Oh and READ A BOOK!!! Stop letting this shit get ratings and stop promoting an environment where this is even possible.

  79. the original bellaluna says:

    So, she made Mary Kay LaTourneau her role model? (She actually went to jail though, and lost her job, her husband and kids, AND is tagged with the Registered Sex Offender” label for life.) Because MKLT got a LOT of attention from TV networks (E! chief amongst them, I do believe).

    And it is ABSOLUTELY TRUE that if the roles were reversed, as history illustrates, she would have been labelled a “Registered Sex Offender;” lost her job, her reputation; been ostracized by her community; NEVER been allowed to teach again; wouldn’t have been allowed further contact with her “victim;” and likely would have found her ass in jail!!

    This is an UGLY woman, inside and out. SO. NASTY.

  80. Tuxedo Cat says:

    This is appalling. It sends totally the wrong message to viewers. There is no sense of right and wrong any more with respect to media. It’s still about money, but there are no ethical boundaries anymore.

  81. jwoolman says:

    Just to gross you all out more: a friend was coaching a middle school girls basketball team, and a 12 year old on the team was dating a
    20 year old guy. Her parents were fine with it. My friend said there was a name for 20 year olds who date 12 year olds: LOSER….. Yeah, I know there are other names, too. But such things happen more often than you might think.

  82. Lisa says:

    For fk’s sake, where’s MY reality show? I’m an unemployed student who needs the cash. Cough it up, TLC!

  83. This is disgusting and this woman should not be getting any kind of a reality show but I’m curious as to why there wasn’t a lot of the same outcry over Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson. He was 17 when they met and started dating, and she was his director, which is a position of power. But she gets high fives for having bedded and married a boy decades younger than she is.