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.
Jessi Smiles Attacked Online For Curtis Lepore Rape Allegation
There are a decent amount of people who are convinced that Jessi is making everything up in some twisted attempt to garner publicity. And as you can see in their tweets (Be warned: they are extremely offensive) below, these overzealous fans of Curtis have been shockingly outspoken:
so jessi smiles told people Curtis raped her while they were dating .. NO FUCK YOU JESSI I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN YOU LITTLE BITCH
— cami jacobson (@camiwut) January 17, 2014
Jessi Smiles is a back stabbing bitch
— ☠drella☠ ifb (@SEXUALFUENTES) January 18, 2014
Fuck you Jessi Smiles
— Darian Mann (@darianmann) January 17, 2014
Really HATE Jessi smiles now 😠
— Clarice Gonzalez (@clariceann__27) January 17, 2014
I don’t believe that Curtis Lepore raped Jessi Smiles one bit, fuck that bitch
— Jackylegs (@jackharriss) January 18, 2014
Jessi Smiles is apparently charging Curtis Lepore for allegedly raping her while she was unconscious. Wtf this Jessi bitch is crazy as fuck.
— dayna (@itsdaynabtw) January 17, 2014
The attacks continued on Vine, where one user commented, “Hows it feel to lie about being raped,” and “F**king b***h he didn’t f**king rape you dumb b***h.”
Jessi Smiles Ignoring The Haters
There really are no words to explain how inappropriate these fans are acting. To blindly suggest that Jessi would make up such a horrible story for a few more Twitter followers is beyond offensive. At this point it isn’t fair to attack either her or Curtis — the case is ongoing and we’re a long way from determining what actually happened. We’re sure even Curtis would agree that these supporters are taking things way too far.
Thankfully, Jessi appears to be focusing on all the positive support she’s received:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…you just have to love the love more than you hate the hate. 💜
— Jessi Smiles (@jessismiles__) January 17, 2014
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are these Curtis fans going overboard?
— Andrew Gruttadaro