Vine Star Curtis Lepore Dropped From Rainn Wilson’s TV Show After Rape Trial Backlash

October 25, 2014 5:38 PM

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Vine Star Curtis Lepore Dropped From Rainn Wilson’s TV Show After Rape Trial Backlash

Rainn Wilson has dropped Vine celebrity Curtis Lepore from his forthcoming show “Hollywood and Vine.” The decision to cut ties with the viral media star comes as a result of online backlash surrounding rape charges that were filed against Lepore by his ex-girlfriend Jessi Smiles late last year.

Earlier this month, “The Office” star announced that his production company had cast Lepore in a new ensemble comedy show called “Hollywood and Vine,” whose fictional plot will follow five young Vine celebs as they try to break into the bigger world of mainstream movies. Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, ...

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