Miley Cyrus Defends Homeless Fugitive Friend Jesse Helt
She received overwhelmingly positive feedback for taking a homeless guy named Jesse Helt to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards as her date/trophy-speech-giver, and Miley Cyrus is standing by her friend regardless of his legal woes.
According to People, the “Party in the USA” songstress is helping Helt with his expenses as he sorts out the drama stemming from an October 2010 arrest for criminal mischief and attempted burglary.
Cyrus tweeted, "People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included. I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it. Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?"
And Jesse’s mom Linda Helt added, "They want people to send in even just $5 to help them get off the street, not aid their behavior. Jesse and Miley want to help and have a sincere desire to get out and do something and turn around and help others."
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