Bring It’s Coach John Charged with Statutory Rape & Criminal Exposure to HIV

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John Conner who is best known for being the Coach for the Infamous Dancerettes has some serious charges being filed against him. Information was brought to my attention several weeks ago that parents were filing charges on him for not only statutory rape but also the criminal exposure of HIV. Since no official receipts were provided I never spoke on it.

Coach John wrote a long Facebook post of him trying to commit suicide. This is around the time that information was brought to me about charges being filed on him. The Facebook post made perfect sense. John might have been preparing himself for the damage that was on its way before it was made public.



Coach John was arrested Friday for criminal exposure to HIV, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape by an authority figure in Memphis, TN. John’s bail was $100,000.




He has since posted bail and took to Facebook to clear his name before situations spun out of control.



Here are my thoughts.

According to what I’ve been told. Two of the boys were on his dance team. He has had sexual encounters with both. One of the victims contracted HIV and the victim named John as a sexual partner. Both of the boys who are alleged to have sex were and still are to my knowledge under age. Unfortunately, no one is trying to frame Coach John. I think he’s a good guy who just made a stupid mistake and continued the mistake while knowing it was wrong. John is a black gay man with a platform and who is looked up to. Instead of focusing on his dance team and taking it to the next level he allowed himself to be consumed by desires and made careless decisions.

I do not believe in some of the HIV laws. John might have informed all of his sexual partners of his status. That doesn’t mean someone wouldn’t lie about not being told. In the state of Tennessee, a 16-year-old cannot consent to sex. Parents have trusted you with their children and you put them in harm’s way. He has tarnished his brand before it was built. At this point in the game, all I can tell John to do is log off of all social media.

You can trust and believe that Bring It will disassociate themselves with just like they did with the Tamia situation.

My thoughts are with the parents, the teenage boys and the Infamous Dancerettes. Instead of focusing on competing this weekend at Buck or Die competition in Atlanta, GA hosted by the Dancing Dolls. They have to hear about their coach’s legal matters.


How do you explain something like this to youth?


I will update as the story develops.




  1. Kadijah

    September 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Its sad. But i agree with your spill on it. I thought it was a rumor at first because people do get jealous looking from the outside thinking he has this and that. But after looking into things i see the accusations are true. Im not worried about him im worried about the parents and children who are both going to need counseling from this tragic event.

    • Emma Lou Tillman

      September 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      so true

    • Emma Lou Tillman

      September 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      so true

  2. Kecia

    September 17, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I am praying for the parents of theses young men and the young men their selves. This is a terrible situation but could of been avoided.

  3. Nica

    September 18, 2016 at 12:06 am

    This is so sad, John is a grown ass man and you are fucking kids i am very disappointed in him smh and he is HIV positive and having unprotected sex with kids, he should know better and stuff like this happens all over the world sad to say. And Justin i agree with everything you said and i didn’t even know that he had HIV. He destroyed these boys lives and i could only imagine how they and there parents feel because they have to live and deal with this shit.

  4. Nica

    September 18, 2016 at 12:08 am


  5. Shay

    September 18, 2016 at 7:32 am

    The article says he made a mistake and continued to make the mistake over and over while keeping owing it was wrong. A mistake is forgetting to put eggs in my cake. This was a calculated decision by a grown MAN to betray the children and parents that trusted him. Our community has a history of being silent about rape since slavery. It is a big deal! It was not a mistake. Let’s not down play this horrible act of someone that was trusted with children. He was wrong, he knew he was wrong. I’m sorry for those kids and the families. Not the adult who made a calculated and horrific choice to betray them.

  6. Demetria

    September 18, 2016 at 8:12 am

    This is so sad I hope they throw the book at him. These are kids that will never be the same again.

  7. Kamari

    September 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

    People dont think before they do things what about the dance team who else is going to lead that team and make it even stronger before u do things u should think and if u had HIV positive then its no way u should be having any of that like those girls on the team might quit because there parents are scared and probably thinking what if this happens to my daughters all im tryna say is think think think it will help i promise

  8. Vee

    September 19, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Its so sad and disgusting what John has been doing. These kids looked up to him and respected him. John, you were supposed to be changing these kids life for the better. You changed they life alright but not for no damn better. I advise you to get on your knees and pray hard to Allah(swt)

  9. B

    September 19, 2016 at 6:48 am

    I like John, my former coworker. He’s a good spirit. I’m sorry he’s having to go through this; however,THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!! Be encouraged. You’ll be okay. I’m proud of you. Well loved…

  10. B

    September 19, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Don’t do it again!!!

  11. Alicia

    September 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

    This hurts my heart because it’s so so sad and I just experience a similar situation with my daughter’s step team. Only difference it was girls and the coach didn’t have HIV. No it wasn’t my daughter but it was girls on the team. Me as parent and how close we was it seem like it was my daughters and it just sadden me because we trust these ppl with our kids and something like this happens sorry back to your story that just brought me back so new we still dealing with it. But I agree with you 100% and when I read the article I said the same thing now you asking God and they making this up n trying to steal your company then I see his mom interview and she stands behind him 100% calling these boys lairs and not once say to herself if this was my son and apologize to them and their parents. Now you supposed to stand behind your kid but you also supposed to let your child know when they’re wrong. Not go along with the B.S. very upsetting. I don’t believe he told them he had HIV and they have messages and nudes pictures so how it’s a lie. Justin I agree with you……

  12. Alicia

    September 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I feel for these boys and their family and I just pray they get justice and stay strong, hope comfort comes to them soon. And moms get your kids help.

  13. Sylvia

    September 20, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This is a grown man who had a responsibility to teach dance to a group of kids. This article is BS!! First of all a grown up doesn’t continue to make the same “mistake”. WTF?…This grown man made the “decision” to violate a couple of his male students This is what he did!! He knew his sexual or health issues and yet he infected a child…This is not a mistake this is a selfish act and a violation of a minor and their trust. I wouldn’t of had my child in his class period!! He gave off very negative vibes in my opinion. I never trusted him for some reason and my concerns have proven to be true. My hopes are for the kids and their families that he betrayed, will be able to move on from this unfortunate situation. This man will have to account for his actions and the crimes he has committed period!

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