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Shane Sparks Out of Jail, Claims Extortion

12/20/2009 1:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shane Sparks Out of Jail, Claims ExtortionShane Sparks posted bail last night and now that he's out of jail, his lawyer says he is ready to fight what he calls "extortion, Hollywood style."

Sparks, a judge on the MTV show "America's Best Dance Crew," was arrested on Friday and charged with eight counts of child molestation. But his attorney, Steve Meister, tells TMZ the whole thing "stinks to high heaven" since Sparks' accuser waited 15 years (until Sparks became famous) before she came forward.

Meister says the charges "are completely without merit" and that Sparks "knows he is innocent and will fight to clear his name."

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matt    

when she reveals who she is, she'll become famous. her story will be worth money.

1684 days ago
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sammy dogg    

i believe shane. ITS A GIRL. It he was a ccused of molesting a boy...maybe. Shane Sparks is SUPER GAY. No way did he do this too a female.

1684 days ago
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Antoin    

SO FUNNY AFTER HE BECAME FAMOUS INTERESTING.BUT MY PPL IS IT ME ARE AM I NOTICING THAT FROM THE MEDIA TO THE POLICE IS NOW GOING AFTER EVERY AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTERTAINER!!!!SOMETHING THAT MAKE U GO UMMM.LET"S COUNT THEM OFF OBAMA,NAS,TIGER WOOD,SPARKS,AND ETC.NOW OBAMA CLEANING BUSH MESS,NAS TRIED TO GET HIM ON A DUI,SOMETHING THAT NOT OUR BUSINESS BUT SHE'S A WHITE WOMAN NOT A AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN SO ITS POSTED EVERY WHERE AND HE ALSO SAID HE'S NOT AFRICAN AMERICAN SO THEY ARE SHOW HIM WHO HE REALLY IS TIGER WOODS!NOW FOR SPARK HAD TO WAIT AFTER HE BECAME FAMOUS SAY ANYTHING MORE.OPEN YOUR EYES MY PPL WHO AFRICAN AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!

1684 days ago
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A.B.    

I have of course no clue as to whether this happened or not, it may well not have, but that the alleged victim waited 15 years before she talked is in itself no proof that she is lying. If what she says is true, she was ten or younger when it started. It can take a very long time before you are mature enough to process something like this.

1684 days ago
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that.is.all    

you all need to take a BASIC MATH COURSE, STAT.

SHUT THE HELL UP.

1684 days ago
21.

A.B.    

Shane was born 1974 and this allegedly started 1994 and continued for years. He is said to have been "at least" ten years the girl's senior, so she was ten or younger and he twenty.

1684 days ago
22.

Steve    

There is no statute of limitation on child molestation...lock the fuqer up!

1684 days ago
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LH    

There is no Statute of Limitations on reporting a Crime. I have not read that the victim is seeking a Pot 'o Green. On the other hand, he is being exposed as a pedophile (a child predator; he is innocent until proven guilty, and, even if he is acquitted - common sense dictates that children are at risk around him.

1684 days ago
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Ms. Honest    

Ok....1st of all, I know Shane and my children have been part of his dance classes. And anyone that has taken their children to Millennium knows that there is no privacy there for anything like this to happen THERE. Does anyone actually remember hearing of Shane in 1994? Um NO. Because why? Because in 1994, Shane was "just a dancer" and not a Celebrity. In my conversations with Shane and having been around, his interactions with kids as I have seen, are all based on dancing and making them better. Everyone in the world has a personal life but come on now! I would still let my kids take his classes. They love him as a teacher and a person and for some "woman" to try to take advantage of his reputation and take away from his talent is WRONG.

1684 days ago
25.

J    

I believe you Shane!

1684 days ago
26.

r00t4rd3d    

Doesnt matter to me that it was 15 years ago.

He is a child molester plain and simple.

1684 days ago
27.

beth    

It could be that she just wants money or it could be that after years of therapy she finally decided to bring justice to what happened to her. This isn't unusual many times when children are abused they don't tell anyone until they are grown and feel that they can defend themselves from their abuser. 15 years does sound fishy but if you people really thought about all the possibilities and knew about cases of abuse you wouldn't think its fishy and fall for his extortion story so easily. Plus the man was in his 20's then and the girl was 11-13, I don't care how long it took her to come out, what he did was just wrong if he did do it.

1684 days ago
28.

blk    

you molest me........I TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUIN YOUR CAREER! the end! shane was a grown man..she was a child! how dare he cry "extortion"

1684 days ago
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Ms. Honest    

r00t4rd3d you are probably a child molestor

1684 days ago
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Ms. Honest    

So what you are saying is there is NO WAY IN HELL, that SHE IS A LIAR?

1684 days ago
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