Who knew such real-life drama could come from a cell phone app?!
Active Vine users thought it was a match made in cyber heaven, but for Vine star Jessi Smiles, her short-lived relationship with fellow Vine megastar Curtis Lepore was nothing but poison to her soul.
On Thursday, Smiles leaked to TMZ that Lepore was arrested in October on charges that he raped her in August, just shortly after they met and started dating.
The duo’s relationship was a pretty big deal in the Vine world. They met via the video service app, and decided to meet in person in NYC in front of a massive crowd of their Vine fans.
But things went sour shortly thereafter when Jessi got a concussion while visiting Curtis in Los Angeles. That’s when the video star alleges her former fling raped her when she fell asleep in Lepore’s presence.
But it appears there is two sides to this story. A seemingly surprised Curtis took to his Twitter Thursday, just hours after TMZ published the story, saying, “Wow. TMZ? It all makes sense now. Let the second publicity stunt begin!”
So, what was the first publicity stunt? Our RumorFix Vine expert believes Curtis, who is more popular on Vine, probably thinks Jessi tricked him into a relationship with her just so she could gain more followers, when perhaps he viewed their fling as the real deal.
Curtis also commented on Twitter, “There are 2 sides to every story. When the time is right I’ll have something to say. For now, don’t rush to judge.” Lepore adds, “I am not allowed to talk about what’s been going on, but when the time is right, I will have something to say.”
Source: Rumor Fix