Jessi Smiles Gets Death Threats After Accusing Vine Star Curtis Lepore of Rape

January 19, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jessi Smiles, a Vine star, has been getting death threats after accusing fellow Vine star Curtis Lepore of rape.

The pair were dating when Lepore visited Smiles in Los Angeles last fall, the lawsuit says. But things didn’t go well and they broke up.

After hearing that Smiles got a concussion while filming a Vine video, Lepore went to where she was to offer his support. It’s alleged that after she became unconscious, he raped her.

Lepore hasn’t explicitly denied the claim, but he did tell fans: “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.”

Smiles, on the other hand, has been receiving death threats on Twitter and Vine over the accusation.

One user told her that he would “hunt you down you little [expletive].”

Another said that she was lieing in an expletive-laden tweet.

Smiles appears to be ignoring the messages, posting on Twitter:

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…you just have to love the love more than you hate the hate.”

She also said she was appreciative of support from others.

“I honestly believed that love and positivity didn’t exist on Vine anymore. Boy, was I wrong.”

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