Vine star Curtis Lepore attend a court hearing last Tuesday for allegedly raping his Vine girlfriend Jessi “Smiles” Vasquez while she asleep.
TMZ said that Lepore was arrested last October but posted a $100,000 bail so he can be released. Last Tuesday he pleads not guilty.
After the incident, Jessi tweeted:
"Be careful of who you trust. Always be cautious for your safety. Be strong and don't let your guard down..."
Curtis and Jessi's relationship started in Vine, a social media platform last summer and they met each other in person in New York City with hundreds of Vine users in attendance.
Curtis Lepore is based in Los Angeles and has 3.4 million followers, while Jessi lives in Miami and L.A. and has 2.7 million followers.
Vine is a mobile app that is owned by Twitter that lets its users to create and post short video clips.
Curtis Lepore Tweetted this regarding TMZs article:
Wow. TMZ? It all makes sense now. Let the second publicity stunt begin!
— Curtis Lepore (@curtislepore) January 16, 2014