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Jury continues deliberations in Sarah Jones trial against thedirty.com

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

Jury deliberation resumed Thursday for the trial involving ex-Bengal cheerleader Sarah Jones in a lawsuit against Nik Ritchie, editor of the gossip website TheDirty.com. 

Jones is suing the Arizona-based web site over lewd comments posted about her in 2009, claiming that the comments were false and harmful to her reputation.

Jones wants Ritchie to answer for his "reckless disgrace for the truth." 

Jones' attorney, Eric Deters, said in his closing argument that Jones requested over 10 times for the posts to be removed and accused Ritchie of not fact-checking the site.

Ritchie's attorney argues that his client is protected under the Communications Decency Act and should not be responsible for a post made by someone else onto his website. His attorney also argued there's a lack of evidence proving that the statements in the posts are not true.

The first trial in January ended in a mistrial after the jury was at an impasse and could not reach a verdict.

The posts came almost three years before Jones pled guilty to having sex with a teenage student while she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School. She is now engaged to be married to the student.

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