Direct from Rainn Wilson’s Facebook page:
“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.”
As we previously reported, Lepore had been attached to star in Hollywood and Vine, a comedy series by SoulPancake, along with fellow Vine stars Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone Shepherd and Christian DelGrosso.
However, Lepore was accused of rape by his then-girlfriend, eventually pleading no contest to felony assault in early 2014. Following his plea deal, his behavior on Twitter, a snippet of which posted below, further fueled the flames.
Wish the Vine community had the same intolerance for sexual assault as Youtube. It's really, really sad.
— Jessi Smiles (@jessismiles__) October 22, 2014
Well, Jessi, hopefully it’s a start.