Rainn Wilson Drops Vine Star Curtis Lepore From Project

Rainn Wilson will be producing a new scripted comedy series featuring five popular Vine stars but Curits Lepore won’t be one of them. The Office actor announced today that Lepore was dropped from the project.

According to Deadline, Wilson stirred up some internet rage when he announced that Lepore would be part of the Hollywood and Vine project, due to the fact that the Vine star was charged with rape earlier this year. Lepore took a plea deal and plead guilty to a lesser charge of felony assault.

Wilson writes on Facebook: “After much consideration, the decision was made with Curtis Lepore to mutually part ways on SoulPancake’s television project featuring Vine stars. We felt this was the best decision for everyone involved. We wish Curtis all the best in all his future endeavors.”

Lepore has not commented directly on his dismissal from the project but he did post the following message on Twitter: “If you make your mother smile like this, you’re doing something right. Don’t worry mom, things are gonna be a-ok!”

Hollywood And Vine will follow the lives of five Vine stars as they try to make it in Hollywood. The show will feature Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone shepherd and Christian DelGrosso. Rainn Willson has not announced a replacement for Lepore yet.

Dan Evon

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