by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Jesse Helt is no longer a wanted man.

The 22-year old homeless man (who may not actually be homeless) accompanied Miley Cyrus to the Video Music Awards and gave a speech on her behalf last Sunday night, one meant to bring attention to the issue of poverty.

But controversy has swirled around Helt ever since, most notably due to multiple warrants being out for his arrest.

Now, insiders confirm that Helt has turned himself in to Oregon police.

Helt was booked at the Polk County Jail and then posted $2,500 bail. He was responding to a three-year-old warrant out that sought his arrest due a parole violation.

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

When Miley Cyrus brought a "homeless" date to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, she received mixed reactions.

Many felt the move was an empty gesture that had more to do with Miley's desire to steal the spotlight than with any sincere desire to help the homeless.

Miley Cyrus and Jesse Helt

In the days following the awards, it was revealed that Helt was never actually homeless, and had relatives willing to take him in.

That news was followed by reports that there are several warrants out for Helt's arrest for charges ranging from burglary to criminal mischief.

Regardless of the fallout, however, Jesse's speech at the VMAs resulted in a slew of donations to one Los Angeles-area homeless shelter:

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

In case you're not already aware: Miley Cyrus brought a "homeless" man to the MTV Video Music Awards as part of her annual stunt spectacular and it backfired in countless ways:

For starters, no one explained to Miley that when people use the term "homeless youth" they're not referring to 22-year-old unemployed models.

Yes, Jesse Helt was never homeless. This, according to his mother who says Jesse had a home and family waiting for him in Salem, Oregon, should he ever decide to give up on his career goal of landing a modeling contract in LA.

After that bombshell revelation, we learned that there are several warrants out for Helt's arrest, as he apparently burglarized a home and then refused to complete his community service or fulfill the requirements of his probation.

But Miley says all of this is unimportant, because there are homeless people, y'all and won't someone please think of the children? Or something:

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

It all started when Miley Cyrus had a "homeless" man give her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

Many viewers pointed out that the man - 22-year-old Jesse Helt - looked more like he'd stepped out of the pages of GQ than the alleyways of Skid Row, but even so, Miley was widely praised for her efforts to call attention to the plight of the impoverished in America.

Miley Cyrus and Jesse Helt

Then the truth came out. Jesse Helt was never homeless. As many might have guessed from his appearance, he moved to LA to pursue a career in male modeling.

He fell on some hard times, but he had a home and living family waiting for him back in Oregon all the while.

Helt's mom revealed that he was never a homeless teen (as he'd implied in his speech) just this morning, but that wasn't the final bombshell revelation of the day:

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

At Sunday night's 2014 Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus pulled a stunt that was far more unexpected than her Robin Thicke twerk-fest of the previous year.

After winning the Video of the Year award, Miley gave the stage to Jesse Helt - a 22-year-old homeless man who proceeded to give a stirring speech about the plight of impoverished Americans.

There's just one problem: Jesse's family claims he was never homeless and is welcome to return to Oregon to live with them, should he ever decide to give up on his male modeling career in LA.

"He wanted to be in Los Angeles," said Jesse's mother, Linda Helt, in an interview with The Daily Mail,  "He had opportunities and he took them, but he had his ups and downs like anyone else."

"It was his choice. He was always welcome. He could always come back at any time. If he needed help, I'd help him."

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