Jared Leto and Olivia Rodrigo were photographed together at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, reminding fans of Leto’s previous sexual misconduct allegations.
Held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 3, the biggest names in music joined together to celebrate some of the music that has been released the last year. Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic are some of the names that brought home the night’s biggest awards—along with Rodrigo who took home three awards for Best Pop Vocal Album (Sour), Best New Artist, and Best Pop Solo Performance (driver’s license).
Leto announced Rodrigo the winner of Best Pop Vocal Album and handed her the award. Later, the music artists were pictured together and the discussion of Leto’s controversial past has been circulating ever since.
“i hate this pls keep her away from him omg,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another concerned person said, “OLIVIA RUN!”
“after reading all the allegations this picture is very uncomfortable,” wrote another.
“oh no olivia bff get behind me imma protect u,” tweeted another user.
Another account exclaimed, “GET A JOB! STAY AWAY FROM HER!”
“I wonder if she’s read the stories of dozens of underage women accusing him of sexual assault eek,” another fan stated.
In 2005, the New York Post wrote an article alleging that Leto invited minors to performances by his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars. The article also dissected alleged texts sent to underage women.
“He’s a serial texter. He is constantly texting these 16 and 17-year-old girls. It’s really kind of creepy,” a source told the site.
Dylan Sprouse tweeted to Leto in 2018 asking, “Yo @JaredLeto now that you’ve slid into the dm’s of every female model aged 18-25, what would you say your success rate is?”
James Gunn, director of movies such as the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy and The Suicide Squad, replied to Sprouse’s tweet with, “He starts at 18 on the Internet?”
In 2019, Thirty Seconds to Mars announced a music festival in Croatia on “Mars Island” where the band tweeted, “Yes, this is a cult,” showing pictures of many devoted fans, all wearing white with Leto. In 2013, Leto echoed the same sentiment again saying, “Yes, this is a cult,” as a way to talk about their loyal fans.
“It’s a joke. ‘You have such a cult following’. We have always had incredibly committed people following us. If people like 30 Seconds to Mars, they really, really, really like it,” the Morbius actor said in an interview with The New York Times.
Newsweek has reached out to Jared Leto’s team for comment.
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