Ben-Gal gets $11M in damages from gossip site

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COVINGTON, Ky. - A Bengals cheerleader and high school teacher has been awarded$11 million in damages from a suit against a website that claimedshe had venereal diseases.

Sarah Jones sued TheDirty.com for libel after they posted astory saying she had been exposed to two venereal diseases.

Nobody from the website appeared in court to contest the case.According to the judgement, Jones will receive $1 million incompensatory damages and $10 million in punative damages from DirtyWorld Entertainment Recordings LLC, the owner of website.

Jones' attorney says that they will make every attempt tocollect that money.

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