23rd Feb 2015
Today marks the end of felony charges against popular Viner Curtis Lepore. After completing a year of counseling and performing 24 days of community labor, the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor, to which Lepore pled No Contest. He has been placed on probation for 24 months with the only conditions being that he pay nominal court fees and that he obey all laws, rules and orders of the court. Contrary to some of the chatter on the net, Curtis Lepore is not a convicted “felon” nor is he a convicted “sex offender” or any of the other derogatory labels that various haters have dubbed him. Also, statements that he is under the court’s order to not discuss the matter publically are simply untrue.
Below are Curtis’ own words:
With this chapter of my life closed, I have decided not to tell my side of the story. I wasn’t ordered to be silent. I am making this decision on my own.
I wasn’t allowed to speak about the facts of the case at all for the past year. While I appreciate those that have supported me through comments, messages, and posts, I’m not a bully and I don’t want to generate hateful comments towards anybody.
I, too, have made insensitive comments in the past and I apologize for saying those things.
To my family and friends who, within the past year, have endured continuous harassment–from disgusting remarks to the release of my parents’ private information on hate sites, I apologize. They did nothing to deserve this type of treatment. Yet they have stood by me despite the negative backlash. For that, I am forever grateful. I am blessed to have people like that in my life to support me.
I cherish my loved ones and value my daily interactions with my fans. My only wish is to be able to do what I love and continue to make you guys laugh.