Rainn Wilson drops Vine star Curtis Lepore from comedy over rape charges

October 25, 2014 2:42 PM

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Former The Office star Rainn Wilson and his production banner SoulPancake were producing a comedy about social media stars and was set to star Vine celebrity Curtis Lepore. Just days after the announcement, Lepore has been dropped.

Back in January, it was reported that Lepore had been accused of raping his ex-girlfriend, a fellow social media star, Jessi Smiles. He was arrested in October 2013 and initially pleaded not guilty. However, as Deadline notes, he later agreed to plead guilty to felony assault.

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