Miley Cyrus Pays Legal Fees For Homeless Friend
Miley Cyrus has offered to pay the legal fees for the wanted youngster she brought as a date to the MTV VMAs. In an attempt to raise awareness on the dramatic situation of 1.6 million runaways in the USA, Cyrus let her date go onstage and collect the Video of the Year award on her bahlf.
It was then reported that Jesse Helt, her date of choice was wanted by the authorities in his native Oregon for violating his probation stemming from a burglary in 2010.
Helt turned himself in to the police on Thursday and was released after posting a $2,500 bail, and his mother Linda has now confirmed Cyrus has offered to cover all the legal costs.
The singer's close friend Trevor Neilson tells the Associated Press, "Jesse Helt turned himself in.. to Polk County authorities to address his outstanding legal issues... Miley Cyrus will be assisting him with this process, and they both are committed to working to help the other 1.6 million youth who experience homelessness in America each year."
Following a burglary in 2010, Helt was convicted of criminal mischief and criminal trespass, and in 2011 he broke his probation by failing to take a drug test, communicate with his probation officer or complete his community service.
Miley's close connection with the homeless youth has definitely increased the awareness on the situation in the USA, as her call to action in terms of donations towards the cause has raised more than $200,000 in just a few days.