Shortly after Jesse Helt—a homeless youth—accepted Miley Cyrus’ award for Video of the Year at the Video Music Awards, it came to light that was a warrant out for his arrest.
And while the “Wrecking Ball” singer generously offered to pay for a plane ticket home to his native Oregon, what should’ve been a joyful reunion with his mother turned tragic as he was instead forced to turn himself in to the authorities.
But the 21-year-old songstress is once again making it right—but offering to foot his legal bills.
Trevor Neilson, president of the G2 Investment Group and co-founder of the Global Philanthropy Group, helped Miley pick out the organization, My Friend’s Place, and confirmed the pop star is helping Jesse financially.
“Jesse Helt turned himself in tonight to Polk County authorities to address his outstanding legal issues,” he said in an email Thursday night. “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.”
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Jesse’s mother Linda Helt later reiterated that Miley is lending a hand to her son’s cause.
“God gets the glory and she gets the credit,” the elder Helt said.