Curtis Lepore is a free man. After being accused of raping his ex-girlfriend, Jessi Smiles, the Vine star plead guilty of felony assault on Feb. 21, and all rape charges were dropped. Watch his new video explaining what happened.
Internet star Curtis Lepore broke the “really good news” on his Vine profile . . . because how else would he? In January, his girlfriend and fellow Vine celeb Jessi Smiles, accused him of raping her while she was unconscious with a concussion. Curtis and Jessi have now both spoken out on the charges.
How awful. After news broke on Jan. 16 that Jessi’s ex was charged with alleged rape on accusations made by her, there was an outpouring of support for the beautiful Vine star — but unfortunately there is also a sizable group of people attacking her and accusing her of making it all up.
We’re starting to see the dark underbelly of fandom in the alleged rape case between Vine stars and former lovers Jessi Smiles and Curtis Lepore. After Curtis pled not guilty to the rape charge on Jan. 14, he urged his followers to withhold judgment until all the facts came out — but some of them decide to attack Jessi on Twitter and Vine instead.
Curtis’ October arrest on charges that he raped his ex-girlfriend Jessi was shockingly revealed on Jan. 16, but for those closely following Jessi’s tweets, the news may not have been as surprising.
Curtis Lepore, one of the more famous Vine users, has been facing allegations that he raped his ex-girlfriend and fellow Vine star Jessi Smiles in her sleep. And though details on the case just recently surfaced, Jessi seemed to be publicly venting about the incident when Curtis was initially arrested in October.
Fans saw the dark side of the former beloved Vine couple on Jan. 16 when it was revealed that Curtis had been accused of raping Jessi in her sleep. But after the allegations went public, Curtis swiftly responded on Twitter — and on Vine, of course — saying that ‘there are 2 sides to every story.’
Vine star Curtis Lepore was in court on Jan. 14 facing accusations that he raped his ex-girlfriend and fellow Vine star Jessi Smiles while she was sleeping. But after pleading not guilty in the hearing, he took to Twitter and Vine to respond to the allegations even further.
Curtis Lepore and Jessi Smiles are two of the most beloved ‘stars’ on Vine, so needless to say their fans were shocked when Curtis was accused of raping Jessi, his ex-girlfriend, while she was asleep with a concussion.
How horrible! Curtis Lepore, who has over 3.4 million followers on Vine, allegedly raped his ex-girlfriend Jessi Smiles (whose real name is Jessica Vazquez) last summer when she was fast asleep with a concussion.
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