Tati Westbrook says Shane Dawson, Jeffree Star turned her against James Charles

Lawrence Kim
July 1, 2020

The elegance YouTuber posted a new online video on Tuesday, placing blame for her viral "Bye Sister" video from May possibly 2019 - in which she called out fellow vlogger James Charles for shady organization offers and sexual advances on straight males - squarely on Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star.

While other top entertainers like Jeffree Star came out with claims that Charles was a "danger to society," the scandal seemed to end after Charles came forward with his own version of events shortly thereafter, seemingly debunking all of Westbrook's claims. She claims this was done out of jealousy towards James Charles success at the time, and to wipe out the competition for their (at-the-time) forthcoming Conspiracy palette collaboration.

On June 30, Tati Westbrook chose to "break her silence" and speak her truth regarding dramageddon, stating that Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson, at the time influenced her decision to create the video.

Tati Westbrook and Shane Dawson.

In the video, Tati also apologised to James himself and to Jackie Aina for not taking her side in her feud with Jeffree Star.

Tati then makes a lengthy, tearful apology to James, saying that Shane and Jeffree put a wedge between her friendship with James.

"I'm really sorry James". Shane purportedly reached out to Tati shortly thereafter with similar allegations against the young influencer.

The Halo Beauty Brand head was upset at the time that James had done a sponsorship for Sugar Bear Hair Care, one of her competitors.

According to Tati, she visited Shane's house, where Tati claims Shane said to her about James: "James Charles is a monster with many victims" and that "he was hurting minors". Two things I'm going to say for the record right off the bat: I don't defend Shane's underage jokes and racist jokes. "Eventually, I started believing what they were saying, because they said they had evidence", Tati explained. "That came out of your mouth", she went on to say.

While James Charles and Jeffree Star have yet to speak out about the video at the time of writing, Tati also claimed that Charles had asked to be present during filming, but she had declined due to wanting to publicly apologize to him.

"Over the course of the next few weeks he and Jeffree fed me so much new information that I felt sick". After that, Tati Westbrook made a decision to speak about her relationship with Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. She apologies again to Charles and says that while he wanted to be part of the video, she decided it was something she needed to do alone. And she says James isn't their only target.

Dawson has since reacted to Tati's video, calling her allegations "a f**king lie", and popping off on the subject in an Instagram Live stream. He called Westbrook "manipulative" and "insane", accusing her of "fake crying".

Now, Tati has released another bombshell video addressing the year-old topic, claiming that she was "gaslit" into releasing her "Bye Sister" exposé by both Star and Dawson.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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