'Cheer' star Jerry Harris under investigation for allegedly soliciting minors for sex

‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Under FBI Investigation

"Cheer" star Jerry Harris, who rose to fame as the fun-loving cheerleader known for his pep talks aka mat-talks, is now under investigation from the FBI.

"The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in the area", FBI special agent and public affairs officer Siobhan Johnson told USA Today.

A man featured in a campaign video with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is under federal investigation for soliciting sex with minors, according to USA Today.

The allegations were reported to the police by Varsity, a giant in the cheerleading industry, who are required to report any and all accusations by law.

According to the report, Varsity shared 2 screenshots with police, including an alleged Snapchat message of Jerry's face with the message, "Would you ever want to ****".

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

"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".

No further details regarding the allegations were immediately available.

Harris, 21, has not been criminally charged, USA Today noted. He was involved at several NCA camps and shared videos where he was coaching athletes. "We are confident that when the investigation is complete the true facts will be revealed".

Harris rose to prominence in the Netflix cheerleading series docuseries that followed the Navarro College Cheer Team of Corsicana, Texas, a city near Dallas.

A representative for Varsity Brands did not respond to Yahoo's request for comment.

Cheer later received six Emmy nominations, and Harris, beloved for his positive and supportive demeanor in the show, became its break-out star. He has also inked endorsement deals with Schmidt's deodorant, Panera Bread and American Eagle, as well as racking up 1.2 million followers on Instagram. 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.

The statement continued: "Department of Justice policy prevents the FBI from commenting on the existence or nonexistence of any investigations that may be occurring".



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