Tati Westbrook is an American internet personality, YouTuber, businesswoman, and make-up artist. Recently, she released a new video claiming that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star ‘manipulated’ her.
On July 1, she uploaded 40 minutes long YouTube video titled “BREAKING MY SILENCE.” Where she breaks her silence about the YouTube beauty community’s biggest scandal and she also revealed that how Shane Dawson
and Jeffree Star manipulated her into uploading her Bye Sister video in the first place.
In the video, Tati said, “I’ve lost over a year of my life terrified of social media and terrified of speaking up against the people who used, coerced, and manipulated me into uploading my video in May of last year.” Furthermore, she explained that she would be reading off a script for this video because everything she is saying was approved by her legal team and she too has feared for her life at times due to this situation.
Earlier, in December after Shane and Jeffree’s series ended, James Charles came to her house and they compared DMs, texts, and stories about what had happened behind the scenes. Tati made it clear that she is very sorry to James about everything that happened and shared that she has said it privately, but also wanted to apologize to James publicly.
Later, in the video, she went into how much she loves James and how he holds a special place in her heart and all the things she admires about him. However, Tati was transparent about her feelings towards James, and when they started to change when she then said.
“However prior to the scandal last May, I started to grow frustrated with what I perceived as a progressing sense of entitlement and I felt that he was making some detrimental choices that could jeopardize his career and safety.”
Tati then said, while she was definitely upset that he accepted sponsorship from her biggest brand rival, she made this public statement as to why she made her video. Furthermore, Tati explained in the video “I did not make my video because of vitamins, I made it as a result of all the poisonous lies that were fed to me by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star.”
Then, Tati apologized to James and told “James I am so sorry that I allowed myself to be poisoned and weaponized against you. I’m sorry that I bought into any of their lies. Believing those lies and allowing myself to be gaslit into making that video is one of the biggest regrets of my life.”
Tati claims that Shane told her quote, “James Charles was a monster and that James Charles was hurting minors. Shane said he was planning to interview victims for the docuseries. He told me that something needed to be done to stop him from hurting more people.” Jeffree and Shane continued to feed her new information and allegations until she started to believe it, she said.
Coincidentally, all of this was brewing around the same time that James promoted Sugar Bear Hair, the biggest competition for Tati’s Halo Beauty brand, on his Instagram page. This pushed Tati to make the Bye Sister video that Shane and Jeffree had supposedly been influencing her to post.
Tati said in a video “Shane Dawson didn’t just know about my Bye Sister video. He offered to help edit it, he even offered to design the thumbnail, and help title it.”
However, Tati said it wasn’t until their YouTube series ended, and when she met up with James that she actually realized what had happened and that she had been used. Tati said that she believes Shane and Jeffree orchestrated the entire thing because they wanted James “out of the way” for their launch of the Conspiracy Palette and merch line later that year.
Tati ended her video by saying that while she hasn’t decided what she is going to do, she still is within the statute of limitations for taking legal action if she feels it is necessary.
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