FBI Just Raided Biden Surrogate Home After Underage Sex Allegation
Former Joe Biden presidential campaign surrogate Jerry Harris just had his home raided by the FBI.
Harris is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit images and sex from minors, he has not been criminally charged.
According to a report from USA Today:
The criminal investigation is based on allegations that were reported separately to police by Varsity Brands, a private company that dominates the cheerleading industry and handles everything from uniform sales to major competitions. 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.
Brillhart included two screenshots in his communication with law enforcement. In one – a Snapchat message – a picture of the upper part of what appears to be Harris’ face is labeled with the message, “Would you ever want to ****”. The other screenshot – which is a series of text messages – indicates an exchange that began on Friday, May 3, 2019, when an individual named “jerry harris” wrote, “Hey btw I found a place for us to do stuff it’s actually pretty good haha.”
Law enforcement searched a Naperville, Illinois residence. Harris, 21, hasn’t been charged criminally and hasn’t issued a statement. In a statement to USA Today the FBI said, “The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in the area.”
Jerry Harris was part of the Netflix Cheer documentary series that recorded the plight of Navarro College cheerleaders plight to win the US national championship. In June, Harris was recruited by the Biden campaign and gave a cameo featuring Biden in a video urging people to vote for Biden.
In August Time magazine reported that the Biden team sought after Harris and others in Hollywood:
Biden’s digital team knows the former VP’s online following doesn’t begin to compete with Trump’s. So its strategy has revolved partly around leveraging the popularity of others. “Where are people already talking about this? Where are the people who are already fired up about this?” says Biden senior adviser Caitlin Mitchell, 34, who is leading much of the digital strategy. Biden’s team has organized Instagram Live sessions with influencers including TV personality Keke Palmer and Jerry Harris from the Netflix series Cheer. (The idea of working with Harris earned the support of Biden’s college-age granddaughter Finnegan, who has the candidate’s ear on digital matters.)
The investigation into Harris is another black eye on Netflix that is facing incredible backlash over the movie Cuties.