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Jeffree Star addresses “predator” accusations against James Charles

Published: 1/May/2020 19:21

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star has addressed claims made against fellow beauty guru James Charles in 2019, where he accused the young entertainer of “predatory” behavior.

James Charles notably came under fire in May 2019, after mentor and fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook accused her protegee of using his fame to manipulate the sexuality of straight men, among other accusations.

This led to a slew of comments from other creators in YouTube beauty space addressing the topic — most notably from Jeffree Star, who dubbed Charles a “danger to society” in a now-deleted Tweet, where he also admitted to banning him from his home.

Jeffree Star, Twitter
Jeffree Star dubbed James Charles a “danger to society” in a now-deleted Tweet, also claiming that ex-boyfriend Nathan Schwandt had banned the YouTuber from their home.

That’s not all: Star even called Charles a “predator” in a deleted Tweet response to the YouTuber’s 17-year-old brother Ian Jeffrey, appearing to tie his move back to New York City as part of Charles’ alleged behavior.

However, Charles later came out with a video debunking Tati’s claims, leading to backlash against Tati and the resurgence of the thousands of subscriber’s he’d lost — as well as an apology video from Star.

Jeffree Star, Twitter
In a deleted reply to James Charles’ younger brother, Star also accused the beauty guru of being a “predator.”

Despite a year having passed since the scandal, Star’s “predator” accusations against Charles were brought up once more in an April 2020 episode of the FaZe Banks’ ‘Mom’s Basement’ podcast, causing Star to clarify his stance on the topic.

“The truth is that someone — and right now, I legally can’t say who — told us a few things,” he explained. “And we trusted that person’s opinion. And then another person said some things that was friends with that man, and it really convinced us that he was a predator.”

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That’s not all: Star went on to call one of his sources a “victim” of Charles, and even claimed to have potential evidence of the accusations on his phone, but ultimately held back from exposing his sources’ identities for fear of legal backlash and uncertainty over the truth of the matter.

Since the podcast episode aired, critics have hit back at Star for seemingly lying about his previous accusations against James Charles — but he clarified that they have no drama between them, and even invited the “Instant Influencer” host for a chat to discuss the scandal.

For now, all fans can do is watch and wait to see if Charles accepts his invitation a year after dramageddon struck the beauty community.

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TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing

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Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

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Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.