Netflix star also featured in Biden video has home raided by FBI after underage sex allegation

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NAPERVILLE, ILReports have surfaced that a Netflix star from the docuseries “Cheer”, as well as a personality who was featured in a promotional campaign video with Joe Biden, is under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit images and sex from minors.

The home of 21-year-old Jerry Harris was reportedly raided by the FBI on September 14th, which the FBI confirmed that there was a presence of agents at a Naperville residence and neighbors of Harris confirmed that the residence targeted by authorities was that of Harris’.

While the FBI has released little-to-no information regarding their purpose at the residence they searched on September 14th, USA Today claims that the raid is linked to Harris’ alleged inappropriate conduct with minors.

According to USA Today’s report, a criminal investigation was launched against Harris after authorities received information from Varsity Brands, which USA Today described as “a private company that dominates the cheerleading industry”, alleging that Harris was inappropriately contacting minors for sexual purposes:

“In Aug. 1 letters to police in Florida and Texas, Varsity’s chief legal officer, Burton Brillhart, said the company learned of “inappropriate sexual conduct” allegations against Harris and reported the information to authorities as required by law.”

The report further noted that Brillhart had provided authorities with evidence of the claims. One was a screen shot of a Snapchat message that appeared to showcase Harris’ face with a message attached that read “would you ever want to ****”.

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A second image was shared in the letter where a screen shot text exchange between Harris and a 14-year-old victim, where Harris allegedly wrote:

“Hey btw I found a place for us to do stuff it’s actually pretty good haha.”

There are reportedly two alleged victims in the case, identified as 14-year-old twins Charlie and Sam.

The twins’ mother, Kristen, also provided USA Today with additional screen shots of communication where Harris allegedly messaged Charlie “do it naked and take a video and show me” in response to Charlie having a photo of him stretching his leg in a particular pose.

The exchanges reportedly date back to 2019 when the victims were 13 years old and Harris was 19 years old.

Harris has gained celebrity status from the series “Cheer” on Netflix, which in January of 2020. The show focuses the competitive cheerleading industry, where Harris was a recurring personality featured.

The victims in this case, while not having any sort of known affiliation with the show, happen to have been involved in competitive cheerleading endeavors.

Attorney Sarah Klein, who represents the family of the victims I this matter, said that she hopes that the celebrity status Harris has achieved won’t serve as fodder for fans of his on-screen performance to discredit the claims made by the victims:

“[Harris] might be charming and funny and lovable and also be engaging in sexual activity with children.”

Another interesting aspect in this case is the connection between Joe Biden and Harris, as the two were featured in a one-on-one virtual discussion that Biden used as a sort of campaign promotional tool.  

Harris has since deleted the video conversation from his Instagram account and has also turned off people’s ability to comment on his photos on the platform as well.

But the screen shot of the originally posted video hosted the following caption from Harris:

“I had the opportunity to speak with Vide President [Joe Biden] a few days ago about some really important issues facing our country right now, in particular young adults and the black community. Check out part of our conversation about voter apathy and why it is so important that we all register to vote. Together we have the power to make real changes.”

As of this time, there have been no criminal charges announced by authorities against Harris and it is unclear what was seized during the raid on Harris’ home.

It’s the latest hit to Netflix, already battling against negative public relations.

The hashtag #CancelNetflix is trending as the hit streaming service Netflix releases the controversial film “Cuties”, that many are calling child pornography. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was one of the many who spoke out publicly regarding the disturbing film that was just released.  

Gabbard condemned the film, calling the movie “child porn” and telling Netflix that it is “complicit” in encouraging pedophiles and helping to fuel the child sex trafficking trade. Her condemnation of the film only adds to the rising scrutiny of Netflix over its decision to release the sexually charged movie.

On Friday, September 11th, Gabbard took to Twitter to lambaste Netflix for releasing the film, saying that 1 in 4 victims of sex trafficking are children.

She said:

“Child porn Cuties will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade,” Gabbard wrote. “1 in 4 victims of trafficking are children. It happened to my friend’s 13 year old daughter. Netflix, you are now complicit.”

Rep. Gabbard also replied to a twitter users comment stating that child sex trafficking is not being taken seriously enough. 

She said:

“Most people think it’s not a serious issue or that it just happens to some people in other places. It is rampant and happening in our own communities,”

She has also admitted on Twitter that she has cancelled her Netflix subscription.

According to Breitbart, Cuties, which was released this week on the streaming service, tells the story of an 11-year-old French girl who joins a twerking troupe as a way to find freedom from her oppressive Senegalese Muslim family.

The movie features an extended dance sequence showing the underage girls gyrating erotically on stage while performing simulated masturbation.

Senator Ted Cruz has also agreed with Gabbard on the issue, taking to Twitter himself, saying: 

“Following Netflix’s disturbing promotion of “Cuties,” I sent a letter calling on The Justice Department to investigate whether Netflix, its executives, or the filmmakers violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography.” 

Rep. Gabbard is the first Congressional Democrat to speak out against Cuties, although many other leaders are speaking out as well such as Senator. Mike Lee, Senator Josh Hawley, and Texas State Representative Matt Schaefer. 

Netflix has apologized for the movies trailer which shows children in sexually explicit ways, however on Thursday, September 10th, Netflix defended the movie, saying that it provides:

“social commentary against the sexualization of young children.” 

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Here is more on all the law makers calling out Netflix for the release of the flim.

WASHINGTON DC – Recently, Netflix released a movie titled Cuties which centers around 11-year-old girls dancing provocatively. 

The movie has received numerous accolades and according to Netflix, is ranked number 7 out of the movies as of September 11th.  However, not everyone is celebrating the film.

Several Republican lawmakers are asking the Attorney General in their respective states to criminally investigate the film, for, at minimum, child exploitation.

Matt Schaefer, a Republican lawmaker in Texas, asked State Attorney General, Ken Paxton, to open a criminal investigation into the movie.  On Twitter, he said:

“I have asked Texas Attorney General Paxton’s office to investigate the @netflix film “Cuties” for possible violations of child exploitation and child pornography laws.”

Schaefer and others take issue with the movie which has young girls dressed scantly and dancing in a manner seen in strip clubs.  There are also many views of the girls genital areas (clothed) which suggests the movie is sexualizing the children.

Republican House Candidate in California, James Bradley, also agrees that the French movie goes toO far.  Bradley tweeted:

“If you watch 11-year-olds twerk, you’re a pervert.  If you direct 11 year olds to touch themselves on camera, you’re a pedophile.  If you support Netflix making and airing #Cuties, you’re enabling abuse.”

The Daily Caller also reports that Republican Legislators Tom Cotton and Jim Banks have requested the Justice Department pursue legal action against Netflix for the film release.  Cotton told the Caller:

“There’s no excuse for sexualization of children, and Netflix’s decision to promote the film ‘Cuties’ is disgusting at best and a serious crime at worst.  I urge the Department of Justice to take action against Netflix for their role in pushing explicit depictions of children into American homes.”

Banks said:

“As a father of young daughters, I find it sickening.  Not only is this movie fodder for pedophiles, it encourages very young girls to defy their parents’ wishes and share pornographic images of themselves with strangers. 

“Our culture has come a long way in recent years, recognizing the power of television, movies and magazines to affect young girls.  The lessons taught in this film are not ones I want my daughters learning.  The DOJ should be readying charges against Netflix for distribution of child pornography.”

Despite the backlash, Netflix is speaking out in full support of the movie.  According to the Daily Caller, they received a statement from a spokesperson of the streaming company:

“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children.  It’s an award winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up – and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”

According to the IMDb, the movie is:

“Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named “the cuties” at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity – upsetting her mother and her values in the process.”

The film itself was produced in France and tells the story of a group of young girls.  These girls dance in a sexually explicit manner wearing small clothing, and in some cases of the film, only in underwear. 

Girls can be seen twerking and smacking each other’s buttocks while dancing.  The movie is clearly geared toward sexualizing children and does not appear to be making any statement against sexualization of young children. 

The movie is so disturbing that it received a TV-MA rating, which means that it is only geared toward the adult population.  Most movies and shows with this type of rating are known for sexually explicit scenes.

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