Vine Star Jessi Smiles Accuses Ex Curtis Lepore of Rape — and Receives Death Threats From Fans
This story is not something to smile about. Vine star Jessi Smiles has accused ex-boyfriend Curtis Lepore of allegedly raping her in her sleep, and now her boyfriend's fans are sending her death threats.
Curtis, who is also a Vine star, was arrested in October 2013 for allegedly raping Jessi in her sleep after they had split up. This week, Curtis was charged and pleaded not guilty. Jessi has more than 2.7 million Vine followers, and Curtis has more than 3.4 million.
Curtis has taken to Vine to encourage his fans to be patient. "There's two sides to every story," he says. "When the time is right, I will have something to say."
The couple had apparently parted ways in August, although they had stayed close. When the alleged incident occurred, Jessi was recovering from a concussion. Curtis came over to help Jessi, and the alleged rape is said to have happened after she fell asleep.
However, many of his fans are lashing out at Jessi by tweeting death threats and harsh words. "So Jessi Smiles told people Curtis raped her while they were dating," one fan tweets. "NO F—K YOU JESSI I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN YOU LITTLE BITCH." Another writes, "F—king bitch he didn’t f—king rape you dumb bitch." Yikes.
Are you surprised that Curtis's fans are so out of line?