Jerry Harris Wiki – Jerry Harris Biography
Jerry Harris is an American television personality. He received national recognition after appearing in the 2020 Netflix docuseries Cheer. He became famous for his positive attitude and eccentric personality.
In January 2020, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, along with other members of the Cheer team. In February 2020, Ellen DeGeneres announced that Harris would be The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s Oscars correspondent. He is known for his eccentric and over-the-top “mat talk,” a cheerleading term, in which he yells and cheers on other people.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he made a guest appearance on the cheerleading themed song “Mas(k)ot” by Todrick Hall from his album Quarantine Queen.
In an interview with Variety in June 2020, Harris discussed becoming an African-American gay icon and how he is a role model for young kids who might be struggling with their s**xuality.
When he was 16 years old, his mother died from lung cancer. He attended Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, where he was member of the cheer team coached by Monica Aldama. During the finale of Cheer, he received a Regional Scholars Award from the University of Louisville. He attended the school for the fall semester but ultimately returned to Navarro College.
Jerry Harris Age
Jerry Harris is 21 years old. He was born on July 14, 1999.
Charged and Arrested
Jerry Harris, a cheerleader featured in the Netflix documentary series Cheer, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of producing child pornography, the US Attorney’s Office confirmed.
Harris’s arrest comes after FBI agents searched his home in Naperville, Illinois, on Monday. Harris was a fan favorite of Cheer, which follows the cheerleaders of Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, as they prepare for a major competition.
The charges also come after a lawsuit filed in Texas earlier this week accused the Netflix star of soliciting s*x, sending s**xually explicit messages, and asking for n**de pictures from two 14-year-old twins, USA Today reported. The two boys who spoke told USA Today they were harassed by Harris at cheer competitions since they were 13 and Harris was 19.
The criminal complaint does not name the victims in the case but states the investigation began when authorities were contacted by the parent of two 14-year-old boys. The parent, according to the complaint, found s**xually explicit pictures on the cellphone of one of her sons, and then was told that Harris had asked for the pictures and videos through text messages.
Included in the criminal complaint are screenshots of messages between Harris and the boy show that Harris asked how old he was and, after the boy said he was 13, he asked him for pictures of his face, “And b**oty.”
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According to authorities, the boy sent Harris more than a dozen explicit pictures between December 2018 and March 2020. Harris had also allegedly sent the boy pictures and videos of himself, beginning when the victim was 13 years old. In one of the videos, the face of the man cannot be seen, but the boy told his mother it was Harris.
After talking to authorities, the boy also accused Harris of asking him to perform oral s**x on him during two cheerleading competitions. Backing up the allegation, authorities included text messages Harris sent the boy before one of the competitions in which he said he had “found a place for us to do stuff.”
The boy replied, “i cant sorry.”
When the boy’s brother was interviewed by authorities, he said Harris had often been “touchy” and did “odd things,” including asking him for n**de pictures of himself as well.
The brother said after saying no, that Harris would make him “feel guilty for not sending HARRIS n**de photographs.” At one point, the boy said Harris sent him a message asking him if he “would ever want to ****.” The boy understood the “****” meant “f**ck.”