Who is Jessi Smiles?
Jessi Smiles, whose real name is Jessica Vasquez, is a Youtuber and model who much like her once good friend Gabbie Hanna. At one point, the duo used to make videos together but slowly, their friendship fizzled out without fans getting a hint of the reason.
Smiles, who had a public fallout with fellow influencer and former friend Gabbie Hanna in 2019, has released a set of phone call records with her. The call records proceed to show how Hanna had supported and sided with Curtis Lepore, despite Smiles accusing him of raping her.
*SERIOUS* CW: Sexual Assault, Suicide
Gabbie Hanna exposed by Jessi Smiles in audio of phone call recorded consensually. They discuss inaccuracies in Gabbie’s representations of Curtis Lepore situation. Gabbie demands public apology from Jessi and threatens to sue Jessi—thread. https://t.co/g8aDlGpdhM
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) June 7, 2021
Smiles is originally from Florida, United States.
How old is Jessi Smiles?
Born on 17th August 1993, Jessi Smiles is 27 years old as of the year 2021.
Jessi Smiles Husband, Child
Smiles is currently pregnant with her second child with her husband Nassim Simou.
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Jessi Smiles Gabbie Hanna
Smiles dropped the call records on Twitter: “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.”
Smiles released the calls from June 2020, recorded with mutual consent, after BuzzFeed News published an in-depth feature on Gabbie Hanna recently. There, Hanna mentioned apologizing to Smiles and other people she offended but insists that she has never received an apology from anyone.
“It feels like I’m always dishing out apologies and I’ve never once received one, and that to me feels a little chaotic,” Hanna shared.
Twitter users are now furious at Hanna and have dubbed her a ‘toxic and manipulative bully’.
What Happened With Jessi Smiles and Curtis Lepore?
In 2019, the truth came out through a nasty public feud between the two, when Smiles shockingly revealed how Hanna had sided with Curtis Lepore, Smiles’ former boyfriend who allegedly raped her. The incident of the sexual assault dates back to 2014 when Smiles and Lepore were two Vine stars who started dating. However, they broke up soon after Lepore reportedly raped her during sleep.
According to her police complaint, she had hit her head on a chair and suffered a concussion, when Lepore offered to take her to his home.
Smiles fell asleep at his place but woke up to Lepore having sex with her, without her consent.
The assault traumatized her and she filed a police report soon after, leading to Curtis Lepore’s arrest.
Jessi Smiles Rape
In 2019, influencer Gabbie Hanna became embroiled in controversy after Jessi confronted her for continuing to hang out with Curtis Lepore and his friends, ignoring the fact that he was charged with raping Smiles. Hanna also showed her support to Lepore during his trial through a series of tweets.