Miley Cyrus’ MTV awards date gets jail time

2014-10-07 21:12

The young man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and read her acceptance speech has been sentenced to six months in jail for violating the terms of his probation in Oregon.

Officers led away 22-year-old Jesse Helt in handcuffs today after he asked Judge Monte Campbell for leniency.

Helt told the judge he’d “like to be viewed as a good person, not as a nuisance to society”.

Helt was arrested in 2010 on misdemeanour charges. The next year, he failed to meet with his probation officer or complete community service because he’d moved to Los Angeles. He sought modelling work and was homeless from time to time.

Cyrus met him at a shelter. Publicity from his appearance at the ceremony brought the probation violation to light.

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