The lawsuit alleges which Harris “exploited his popularity along with position of fame with young male cheer athletes” from the time “leading up to, during, along with following the distribution of the ‘Cheer’ docuseries.”
The two alleged male victims, at This kind of point 15, were 13 when the inappropriate behavior began, according to the claim.
Among the allegations are which Harris exchanged messages with the minors which were “sexual in nature” via social media, including requests for “explicit” photographs along with sending “sexually explicit photos along with videos of himself to Plaintiffs,” the lawsuit said.
“Harris’ messages were not limited to electronic harassment along with abuse. Harris often attempted to make Plaintiffs meet Harris in secluded locations at various competitions, soliciting sexual conduct with these boys,” the lawsuit added.
A spokesperson for Harris told CNN, “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident which when the investigation will be completed the true facts will be revealed.”
A spokesperson for Netflix had no comment.
The United States All Star Federation, Varsity Spirit along with Cheer Athletics are also named from the lawsuit.
The lawsuit said Harris, at This kind of point 21, was “a coach, trainer, mentor, representative, along with agent” of the three companies, which “failed to implement reasonable safeguards” to prevent the alleged abuse.
The three companies did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment via email.
“Cheer,” which debuted in January 2020, follows the cheer team coming from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Harris will be one of several students whose stories were spotlighted along with captured the hearts along with attention of viewers.
The series recently won two Emmy Awards along with will be nominated for outstanding unstructured reality program, which will be announced during the last night of the virtual Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.