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Vine Star Curtis Lepore

RAPE CHARGE DROPPED

In Plea Deal

2/21/2014 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Vine star Curtis Lepore is no longer an accused rapist -- in the eyes of the law ... the rape charge against him has just been DROPPED as part of a plea deal ... TMZ has learned.

Lepore showed up in court to cop a plea Friday morning ... pleading no contest to felony assault on his ex-GF.

TMZ broke the story ... Lepore was arrested in October on charges of raping his then-GF Jessi Smiles -- a fellow Vine star he met on the social network -- while she was sleeping. 

Under the plea deal, Lepore has to complete 24 days of community service and a year of counseling ... and if he holds his end of the deal up, the formal conviction will read "MISDEMEANOR assault."

We've reached out to Jessi for comment ... so far, no word back.

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MGFunk    

Wtf....lol

180 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He looks like a rapist

180 days ago
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Lucky_130    

That Curtis looks like a real weirdo

180 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

How do you rape a girlfriend, I get she was sleeping, so he woke her up wanting to fool around and she didn't so he had his way with her anyways, that is rape? I bet half of married women would claim that happened too them, but sure wouldn't look at it as rape...guess I am missing some more facts.

180 days ago
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UhOH!!!    

You forgot the part where Jessi tweeted that he pled GUILT to felony assault... He is not innocnet.

180 days ago
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Jackie    

Gotta get nightmares...his eyes are creepy.

180 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Vine Star?
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Every bit as prestigious as "TMZ proofreader".

180 days ago
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BbWimm    

This dude is a trolllll

180 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

And tomorrow the story will be they have rekindled their romance.

180 days ago
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nottellingyou    

She's such a f in liar! Trying to be a vindictive little bi#%h because she was scorned! Sad she ruined someone's life over it

180 days ago
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Ashley    

I wouldn't have posted that video. He plead no contest instead of fighting them so he should be quiet. He still has to do community service and counseling. He didn't walk away due to vindication he pussied out which if he was so innocent why not fight it?

180 days ago
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Jason    

CURTIS WHO?!?! It's sad when you can be considered a "star" from being on Vine. People are pathetic

180 days ago
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bmsvds    

The original charge of rape will always, always be on file no matter the outcome or what plea deal was reached. Even expungement doesn't completely wipe away this charge.

180 days ago
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wtf    

wtf..just heard of the whole story..
when she was asleep? I LOVE CURTIS but..**** it seems like a possible thing?

180 days ago
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Brian    

It's disgusting how the courts allow plea deals in serious crimes like rape. If he raped her he should be charged with rape.

180 days ago
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