Look, I’m all for parents doing anything for their kids, especially when it comes to helping them succeed in sports, but there’s a clear line you can’t cross. This woman is so far past that line, she’s not even on the same planet anymore. A certified psycho indeed.
According to ABC News, a Pennsylvania woman has been accused of creating “deepfakes” of her daughter’s cheerleading rivals in a plan to get them kicked off the team. Raffaela Spone, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child.
Spone used “Deepfake” technology to create images of three girls on the Victory Vipers cheerleading squad, and made it look like they were drinking, smoking and even sending nudes. I mean, we’re talking about absolutely insane behavior from a mother.
Raffaela Spone’s attorney says that she has denied the reports and that she is now a victim of death threats:
“She has absolutely denied what they’re charging her with and because of the fact that this has hit the press, she has received death threats”
The cheerleading team has also released a statement for the families involved in the case
“Victory Vipers has always promoted a family environment and we are sorry for all individuals involved,” gym owners Mark McTague and Kelly Cramer said in a statement. “We have very well-established policies, and a very strict anti-bullying policy in our program.”
What an absolutely wild story out of Pennsylvania. You definitely didn’t hear about these kind of illegal shenanigans in Bring It On.