"Like everyone we are shocked by this news. Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process," Netflix said of Harris' arrest on a charge of producing child pornography. The Hollywood Reporter reports Netflix has no plans to remove Cheer from its service. Federal authorities say Harris allegedly contacted a boy on social media who said he was 13 years old and repeatedly enticed him to make sexually explicit videos and photographs of himself and send them to him. According to The New York Times, Harris, in an interview with law enforcement officials, "admitted to asking for and receiving child pornography from at least 10 to 15 individuals he knew were minors. He also admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old at a cheerleading event in 2019." Harris became the breakout star of Cheer, which was nominated for six Emmys, with Harris scheduled to be a presenter at the Emmys this weekend.
TOPICS: Jerry Harris, Netflix, 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, Cheer, Crime, Reality TV