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Fired Fl. data worker was also axed from FSU for torrid affair with student, arrested for cyberstalking, revenge porn

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New details about the former Florida Department of Health worker who became a “left-wing” hero last week after she claimed she’d been terminated for refusing to fudge the state’s coronavirus numbers show that she’s a highly disturbed woman with an extensive criminal history.

After Rebekah Jones went public with her dubious story last week, members of the far-left mainstream establishment press heralded her as a hero and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a veritable monster:

Yet as is almost always the case, the actual truth appears to be the exact opposite.

A Daily Mail investigation found that Jones “has a lurid past including three arrests, a torrid affair with her student and being fired from her previous university teaching job.”

“Jones, a married mother-of-two, was fired from Florida State University for having an affair with one of her students while she herself was a PhD student and instructor in 2017,” the outlet reported Tuesday.

“The affair — which she chronicled in great detail in a 342-page essay that she filed as part of a now dismissed defamation case — ended with three arrests and revenge porn and cyber stalking cases against her as well as her claim of a pregnancy.”

After Jones became pregnant with then-21-year-old student Garrett Sweeterman’s child, he reportedly rejected her, leading her to begin cyberstalking him.

“Court records show she was charged with three counts of cyberstalking Sweeterman after she allegedly created a ‘revenge porn’ website called SurvivingGarrett and sent the link to online boards focusing on women’s issues and the #metoo movement,” the Daily Mail reported. “According to court records, the website included photos of Sweeterman naked that he allegedly shared with her when they were lovers.”

She also reportedly wrote a 342-page manifesto that explicitly documented the inner details of her affair and included descriptions of “her body’s sensations when she had sex with Sweeterman on the floor of her university office, as well as the size of the student’s manhood.”

That cyberstalking case is reportedly still pending, raising the question of just how in the world this disturbed woman was even able to obtain a position within the Florida Department of Health.

She reportedly eventually gave birth to a baby girl in mid-2018. The girl now lives with her, her husband and their 8-year-old son.

The affair reportedly also led to criminal charges.

“Records show Jones was arrested for the first time and charged with vandalizing Sweeterman’s car at the condo he shared with other FSU students in October 2017,” the Daily Mail reported. “She once was charged with contempt of court for failing to follow a judge’s orders to stay away from the campus of Florida State University.”

These findings come roughly a week after the left broke into an uproar after Jones went public claiming she’d been terminated from the Florida Department of Health for refusing to fudge the state’s coronavirus numbers.

But according to a statement released by DeSantis’ office, Jones wasn’t terminated for fudging the numbers but rather for insubordination.

“Rebekah Jones exhibited a repeated course of insubordination during her time with the Department, including her unilateral decisions to modify the Department’s COVID-19 dashboard without input or approval from the epidemiological team or her supervisors,” the statement published last Wednesday reads.

“The blatant disrespect for the professionals who were working around the clock to provide the important information for the COVID-19 website was harmful to the team.”

Documents since reviewed by the Associated Press suggest her behavior was motivated in part by politics of some sort or another.

“Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a supervisor warned Jones on April 9 after she posted a message on a newspaper Facebook page about the [state’s coronavirus] dashboard. She was told she needs approval before publicly discussing the work,” the AP reported Sunday.

“Less than two weeks later, she was warned again when a mapping company’s online magazine published an extensive interview with Jones. Her supervisor later found a public blog in which Jones discussed the dashboard, released unauthorized charts and added ‘political commentary’ in posts that appear to have been taken down.”

Speaking with the press last week, DeSantis disputed all of her allegations and also pointed out that she isn’t even a real scientist.

“She’s not a data scientist. She’s somebody that’s got a degree in journalism, communication & geography. She’s not involved in collating any data,” DeSantis revealed during a briefing with reporters Wednesday.

“She does not have the expertise to do that. She is not an epidemiologist. She is not the chief architect of our web portal. That is another false statement. She was putting data on the portal which the scientists didn’t believe was valid data. So she didn’t listen to the people who were her superiors.”

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