Jessi Smiles Wiki – Jessi Smiles Bio
Jessi Smiles, whose real name is Jessica Vasquez, is a YouTube celebrity who was once a Vine star like her good friend Gabbie Hanna. At one point, the two would make videos together but gradually, their friendship ended before fans could find a clue as to why.
YouTuber Jessi Smiles, who had a public fallout with her other influencer and old friend Gabbie Hanna in 2019, posted a series of recordings of phone calls with her. The call records continue to show how Hanna supported and stood by Curtis Lepore despite Jessi Smiles accusing her of raping her. Smiles, who is now pregnant with her second child with her husband,
Nassim Ssimou wrote of the call recordings on Twitter: “Gabbie and I had a phone call last summer. I never planned to release it. There’s nothing I actually want. More than never to talk or think about Gabbie ever again. But her continuing to lie about my trauma has officially broken me and I don’t know what else to do.”
Smiles released the June 2020 searches recorded by mutual consent, after BuzzFeed News recently published a detailed feature on Gabbie Hanna. There, Hanna mentions that she apologized to Smiles and other people she had offended,
but she insists she never received an apology from anyone. “I feel like I’m constantly apologizing and I didn’t even get it once, and it just seems a bit chaotic to me,” Hanna said. Twitter users are now enraged at Hanna, calling her a ‘toxic and manipulative bully’.
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In 2019, the truth came to light with a bad public feud between the two when Smiles shockingly revealed that Hanna was taking the side of her ex-boyfriend, Curtis Lepore, who allegedly raped her.
The sexual assault incident dates back to 2014 when Smiles and Lepore were two Vine stars who started dating. However, they broke up shortly after Lepore reportedly raped her during her sleep. According to the police complaint, when Lepore offered to take him home, he hit his head on a chair and suffered a concussion. Smile fell asleep in her house but woke up to Lepore having sex with her without her consent. The attack traumatized him, and he soon filed a police report, leading to Curtis Lepore’s arrest.
Later, Lepore pleaded guilty to felony assault and rape charges were dropped. At the time, Smiles said, “Curtis admitted to a serious assault in court today. He will no longer be prosecuted. That’s okay and I’m grateful it’s over.”
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‘Jessi, Curtis’ friends didn’t rape you’
In 2019, influencer Gabbie Hanna became embroiled in controversy after Jessi Smiles confronted her for continuing to hang out with Curtis Lepore and her friends, ignoring that she was accused of raping Smiles. Hanna reportedly showed her support for Lepore through a series of tweets that are currently inaccessible during her trial.
Jessi Smiles has released a video titled ‘Gabbie Hanna needs to be stopped’ that covers all the controversy. There she explained how Hanna’s support for Lepore had ruined their friendship. She added that when they met face-to-face, Hanna told her, “Jessi, Curtis’s friends didn’t rape you.” Emotionally in the video, Smiles said, “Even if you hate someone now, one of the things I believe you would never do is hang out with their rapist and their friend.”
Gabbie Hanna received a torrent of hate online as a ‘rape advocate’ following the release of Smiles’ video, but eventually the matter was settled in time. Now, in her latest BuzzFeed interview, Hanna has stated that she was never friends with Curtis Lepore and always believed Jessi Smiles’ rape allegations against her.
“You should try not to care what people say if it’s not true. Every time I release a project, it’s instantly, completely shut down by people who start a new rumor that day. Will I live like this forever? Or will I do whatever I want because you’ll hate me anyway?” Hannah told BuzzFeed.
Shortly after the article went down, Jessi Smiles made public recordings of her old conversations with Gabbi Hanna in a shocking Twitter thread. “I know I did a public video calling Gabbie out in 2019 – I understand that. But I don’t understand how that warrants Gabbie constantly bringing up my rapist/rapists in ‘defense’. she…she actually did. Beyond triggering ,” he tweeted about Hanna’s recent statements.
In the call recordings from 2019, Hanna can be heard pressuring Smiles to make an apologetic statement for making the video with her private conversations. Additionally, Smiles visibly lied about hanging out with or supporting Curtis Lepore, as he shared side-by-side photographic evidence and screenshots refuting his claims. See the full speech below:
Gabbie and I had a phone call last summer. I never planned to release it. In fact, there’s nothing I want more than to never talk or think about Gabbie ever again. But her continued lying about my trauma has officially broken me and I don’t know what else to do. pic.twitter.com/RLwPjYmcOS
— Jessi Smiles (@jessismiles__) June 7, 2021
Twitter users came out to support Smiles and denounced Gabbie Hanna for using ‘selfish’ and ‘manipulative’ tactics. Actress Meghan Rienks added, “I can’t tell you how comforting it is for people to know how despicable Gabbie is,” she added, “please watch all of these videos. The shit Gabbie shot last summer, and it CONTINUES. and jokes, i know i’m blocked but fuck you”
Reporter Kat Tenbarge said, “My biggest takeaway was that Gabbie finally admitted in this phone call that she had tweeted that Jessi had lied about being raped. In the end. That was the crux of the question from the very beginning.” Influencer Trisha Paytas, “So let me be clear @BuzzFeed – Gabbie Hanna lost her sponsors because SHE told people I had herpes *in 2017 and I made a video explaining that I didn’t? Be sensible.” Earlier, Gabbie Hanna wrongly claimed that Paytas was Herpes.