Happiness coach Monica Aldama and Navarro College are being sued by a student for allegedly covering up a sexual assault. Keep scrolling to learn about the allegations, the case, and more.
Why are Mónica Aldama and Navarro College suing?
madi lane — a Navarro College student and former member of Aldama’s team — claimed in a court filing that she was sexually assaulted by a teammate, according to documents obtained by us weekly. The alleged incident took place during his first semester at the University of Texas in 2021.
Lane later claimed that she spoke to Aldama about the encounter, though the coach urged her “not to make a big deal out of this.” The student resigned from the cheerleading squad and alleged that Aldama offered to help her find another team if she would stay “cool” about the situation.
After Lane reported her assault to campus police, she was allegedly told that “this kind of thing happens all the time.” She also claimed that she was told “nothing will happen” and that her attacker would likely face no consequences.
Have Mónica Aldama or Navarro College addressed the accusations?
Neither the university nor the dancing with the stars alum have addressed Lane’s allegations.
What other legal problems has Navarro College faced?
Lane’s claims come later Happiness star jerry harris he was arrested on child pornography production charges in September 2020. He was also accused of soliciting sex from minors while participating in cheerleading competitions.
The Netflix star initially pleaded not guilty in December 2020 to seven felony charges, including four counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of incitement, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of travel with intent to engage in illegal activities. sexual contact with a minor.
However, he later changed his guilty plea on two of the charges in February 2022 before his sentencing hearing was held in July 2022. During the hearing, Harris was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison.
“To my victims, I am sorry for all the trauma my abuse has caused you. I am ashamed because I know that I took advantage of his youth and weakness,” the Illinois native said at the time. “He was wrong and he was selfish. I caused you harm and I don’t blame anyone. I regret my decisions and am deeply sorry.”
Aldama reflected on Harris’ arrest during season 2 of Happinessin which it did not appear.
“I can’t even understand how I should feel. This has been a tough year,” the Full Out author said during the season 2 premiere in January 2022. “But then there are moments that are just so wonderful. These little moments of success that keep you coming back, just the little things that add up. … I keep putting one foot in front of the other, every day. I have no choice.