'Sexy felon' Jeremy Meeks has not been bailed out by Oprah; the rumor is false

Jeremy Meeks is still behind bars, despite rumors to the contrary.

Described as the "sexy felon" by some online, Meeks is being held in San Joaquin County Jail on $1.1 million bail. He was arrested June 19 on weapons charges during a sweep in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton.

Meeks' mugshot went viral last week after it generated thousands of comments on the Stockton Police Department Facebook page, many from women claiming to admire his good looks.

That attention led to an online rumor this week that Meeks' bail had been paid by Oprah Winfrey. The rumor is false: state and county websites show that Meeks is still in jail. While his mugshot has been seen by millions, a "Free Jeremy Meeks" GoFundMe page for his defense has only raised $4,500 of its $25,000 goal.

Here's Meeks' status according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's website:

Click "Custody status change notification (VINELink®)," and you'll find this on a state website:

A convicted felon, Meeks was one of four men arrested in a multiagency operation after a recent increase in shootings and robberies.

READ MORE: Ladies love this convicted felon's' mugshot


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