Cheerleader’s Mom Charged With Making Deepfakes to Slander Her Teammates
Fake pictures and videos of cheerleaders drinking, smoking and even in the nude surfaced after a Pennsylvania mom allegedly doctored “deepfake” videos of her daughter’s rivals to get them kicked off the team, authorities said. Raffaela Spone, 50, of Bucks County, is charged with three misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offenses. The allegations began in July 2020, when a girl came forward about being harassed via text message. Soon, more alleged victims spoke out.