Leaked Jeffree Star messages show he deleted more than 400 crude tweets as he accused rival YouTuber James Charles of sexual misconduct
As the feud between James Charles and Tati Westbrook deepened, Jeffree Star deleted more than 400 of his own old, crude tweets. Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo / Getty Images
A fan helped makeup mogul Jeffree Star find and delete more than 400 old, rude tweets.
Star deleted the tweets - some of whom joked about "rape" and had sex with straight men separately - and began a day after accusing YouTuber James Charles of being a "predator".
In return for the fan’s support, the news shows that Star promised tickets to one of its master class events but later revoked them.
Star and his assistant did not respond to Insider's request for comment.
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Makeup mogul and YouTuber Jeffree Star deleted more than 400 old, potentially offensive tweets in the days after he accused rival YouTuber and beauty guru James Charles of sexual misconduct. This comes from direct messages between the star and a former fan that were viewed by insiders.
The 34-year-old star is a controversial makeup influencer with more than 44 million followers on various platforms. His company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, has released some of the most sought-after makeup products over the past five years. Star, who Forbes estimates made $ 17 million in 2019, has repeatedly used his personal dramas for social media fame. In May 2019 in particular, he got caught up in a public feud between the now 21-year-old Charles and Charles' then YouTube mentor, Tati Westbrook.
Jeffree Star, Manny Gutierrez and James Charles celebrate the launch of KKW Beauty on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for full screen
Insider found out about the coordinated effort to delete the Tweets after a former Star fan shared a series of direct messages with Star that appeared to show him how he was helping Star identify the Tweets he wanted to delete. In return for his support, Star promised in the leaked news but later picked up tickets to one of Star's master class events. Insider was able to confirm the identity of the former fan, who chose to remain anonymous for fear of professional repercussions, through his verified accounts.
In some of the deleted tweets, Star bragged about his sexual conquests with straight men, sexualized a heterosexual minor and joked about wanting to be "raped" by straight men, the former fan told Insider, pointing to screenshots of 22 of the since then. deleted tweets that were shared on social media. The former fan says these screenshots were used to find the Star's tweets before sending them to the celebrity.
Insider confirmed the exchange began a day after Star accused Charles of being a "predator" and a "danger to society". The fan came forward after an insider investigation in October documented allegations of sexual assault against Star.
Star started deleting the tweets after accusing Charles of chasing straight men in 2019
The Direct Messages shared with Insider show Star sending messages back and forth with the fan between May 13, 2019 and June 26, 2019 as the drama continued between him, Westbrook and Charles.
Westbrook first accused Charles of trying to sexually manipulate straight men in an explosive, since-deleted video on her YouTube channel in May 2019. Westbrook, now 38, is a longtime beauty YouTuber who has worked with Charles many times and had a close personal relationship with him. That all changed at the 2019 Coachella Music Festival when Charles made a sponsored post at SugarBear Hair - a rival hair vitamin gum brand at Westbrook's own Halo Beauty. The move prompted Westbrook to post her allegations against Charles on YouTube, but she deleted the video after it sparked massive backlash against Charles.
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Star accumulated, calling Charles a "predator" and a "danger to society" in public tweets that Star has since deleted. Star only claimed he had a voice memo on his cell phone about "an alleged victim of James Charles" in April 2020, but apologized to Charles in a July 2020 YouTube video.
Charles denied all of Westbrook and Star's allegations. Westbrook has since apologized to Charles, claiming that Star, along with YouTuber Shane Dawson, manipulated her to make her claims about Charles.
When Charles lost nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers after the allegations against him, Star tried to do some damage control himself, as the direct messages show. "My old humor can not be translated these days," wrote Star to the fan, referring to his old tweets.
Some of the deleted tweets were about sex with straight men, says the former fan
One of the DMs sent between Star and his 20 year old fan is Star giving him instructions on how to monitor other Twitter accounts. insider
The former fan provided Insider with screenshots of 22 of the approximately 430 tweets he sent to Star. Most of them then seem to have deleted Star.
This includes a tweet with the inscription "Who is still wondering how big @ justinbiebers d --- is ???", which the star tweeted on September 26, 2010 when Star was 24 and Justin Bieber was 16 years old.
Over a dozen of the tweets included the word "rape," including "Your father raped you, so you need attention" in response to someone criticizing him.
At least four of the tweets appear to be about star having sex with "straight boys" and "straight men" including "I like straight men, not gay boys, baby" and "straight guy # 2365 down hahahah * passed out *" .
Other tweets that have since been deleted include: "I've had so many straight guys naked that I think I deserve a lifetime achievement award", "Wonder who is DTF tonight? Straight guys, where are you?" And "My revenge on you will be." don't kill you ... it will make you kill yourself. "
In October, Star faced her own sexual assault allegations, which were identified in an inside investigation. Star has been accused of fiddling around consensually during concerts and using an electroshock tasing device to injure others. He was also accused of performing non-consensual oral sex with a straight man in 2009 - that same year, Star tweeted, "I like straight men, not gay boys, baby." Star was 23 years old at the time. Through his lawyer, Star denied the allegations, calling them "false and defamatory".
Star 'promised' to give the fan free tickets in exchange for his help, but blocked him after the fan finished searching for Tweets
The messages between Star and his ex-fan reveal the two coordinating plans for the fan and his niece to meet Star in his "master class" in Manchester.
Star gave instructions to fans to get "2 Free Tickets" and a spot on Star's "Guest List", but Star later revoked the offer. insider
On June 16, 2019, Star asked the fan to email their "full name and number" to Star's assistant. The fan told Insider that he emailed Star's assistant asking if they could also receive the "VIP Goody Bag," which is marketed for $ 450.
The conversation between Star and his fan turned sour after the fan asked Star's assistant for goodie bags, he told Insider. insider
Star then meditated the fan one last time, canceled the offer, and blocked him on Twitter.
"Hey, a little shocked by your claim that when you email my assistant the energy feels really ugly and after all the horrible things I've been through for the past few weeks, I just don't want that negative energy in my class, so god bless you and hope we can meet another time when you don't expect so much from someone, "wrote Star.
"You deleted a couple hundred tweets for me and you act like I'm supposed to give you thousands of dollars in free makeup and all I promised was a ticket and come over and say hello .. . Really sad."
Star and his assistant did not respond to Insider's request for comment.
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