Many of the Vine videos Curtis and Jessi made while they were together have been deleted in the wake of the allegations that Curtis raped Jessi in her sleep — but a select few are still online. Watch them below.
With Curtis Lepore appearing in court on Jan. 14 to face charges that he raped his ex-girlfriend (and fellow Vine celebrity) Jessi Smiles in her sleep, there’s no question that their relationship has taken a turn for the worse. But watching some of the Vine videos they made when they were together helps paint a better picture of what they were like before this horrible controversy.
Curtis Lepore & Jessi Smiles’ Vine Videos
Many of the videos of Curtis and Jessi have been deleted — he is nowhere to be found on her Vine page and many of Curtis’ tweets linking to videos starring Jessi now just direct you to a blank page. However, a few Jessi-related Vines do remain on Curtis’ page. Here they are:
The videos display how well Curtis and Jessi worked together — and why they have over six million followers on Vine combined. Their senses of humor clearly matched up extremely well. But on the other hand, watching those videos with what actually went on to happen in mind is sad and off-putting.
Curtis Lepore Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Allegations
After Jessi suffered a concussion in late August 2013, Curtis reportedly offered to take care of her, and then allegedly raped her while she was sleeping, according to TMZ. He was arrested on the charges in October, and then on Jan. 14 he pled not guilty to them.
He also took to Vine (obviously) after the court proceedings went public to further voice his innocence and urge his followers to withhold judgment until all the facts come out. “There are two sides to every story,” he said. “When the time is right. I will have something to say.”
Unfortunately, there really is no happy ending in sight for either Curtis or Jessi.
— Andrew Gruttadaro