Forget celebrities’ leaked homemade pornos — the next generation of sex-scandal stars are normal, everyday people.
A lawsuit currently making headlines serves as a reminder of just that. This week, a judge rejected a plea by popular gossip hub TheDirty.com, which features user-submitted content, to dismiss a suit brought by a woman who was the subject of nasty rumors on the site. Sarah Jones, a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, alleges that she was defamed in two posts published on the site in 2009. The entries claimed that she slept around a whole bunch and had STDs.
…These are the new slut-shamers of the Internet. What’s most remarkable is that they manage to be both prudish and NSFW, all at once.