Miley Cyrus took Jesse Helt, a 22-year-old homeless man, as her date to the MTV Video Music Awards and although she knew he was homeless, it’s unclear if she also knew that there was a warrant out for his arrest in the state of Oregon. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011, after Jesse violated his probation. In 2010, Jesse was arrested for charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and burglary, after breaking into the apartment of a dealer who supposedly sold Jesse bad drugs. After his arrest, Jesse moved to Los Angeles and tried his luck as a model. On Monday, Jesse’s mother told reporters Miley gave Jesse money so he could visit his mother. On Tuesday, a sheriff from Oregon said he visited Jesse’s mother in Salem, looking for Jesse. The Polk County Director of Community Corrections Martin Silbernagel said they will arrest Jesse when law enforcement finds him.
Jesse found his worldwide recognition when Miley took him as her date to the VMAs and let him accept her award for video of the year. He also promoted the issue of youth homelessness during the evening. In response to the media focus on Jesse’s warrant, Miley Cyrus tweeted out several messages berating the media and promoting youth homelessness. “The media never fails to disappoint. You’ve chosen to go after Jesse instead of covering the issue of youth homelessness”
While they obsesses over one homeless mans legal issue lets help the other 1.6 million homeless youth http://t.co/VE6P9yfAVX
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2014