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Report: Miley Cyrus’ VMAs Date Not Really Homeless and Wanted by Police


Law enforcement officials in Oregon wanna have a widdle talk with the allegedly homeless man who escorted Miley Cyrus to Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The “Twerk Queen’s” work with the Los Angeles-based charity My Friend’s Place came to the forefront when Cyrus brought young Jesse Helt — a resident at the facility — as her date for the star-studded event. Miley let Helt accept her Moonman for Video of the Year “on behalf of the runaways and homeless youth.”

The charitable earned Miles high marks ’round the Twitterverse. But, in this age of social media, it didn’t take long for disturbing facts about Helt’s life before his evening at the VMAs to hit the blogosphere.

…And attract the attention of the authorities.

Celebrity gawkers are gushing over buzz that Helt is actually a male model, hired by Cyrus’ flack in a desperate bid to improve her “baddie” image. (Hello, Miley’s stage antics recently got her “Bangerz” show banned in the Dominican Republic.) Authorities in the Pacific Northwest, however, say not only in Holt actually homeless, he’s also got quite the wrap sheet and an active arrest warrant to back it up.

According to the Polk County Circuit Court, the 22-year-old Salem, Oregon native was convicted of criminal trespassing in the first degree and one count of criminal mischief in October 2010. Helt was sentenced to 30 days in jail, one year of supervised probation and 88 hours of community service in October 2010.

A myriad of probation violations prompted a Polk County judge to issue a warrant for Helt’s arrest in early 2013. That was around the same time Jesse moved to Los Angeles.


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