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YouTuber Tati Westbrook Accused of Fraud in Lawsuit

Tati Westbrook is facing legal drama.

The 38-year-old YouTuber and husband James are being sued by former business partner Clark Swanson for breach of contract, gross negligence and fraudulent inducement in regards to her vitamin line Halo Beauty, E! News reported on Saturday (October 31).

In the lawsuit, Tati‘s former business partner states that he agreed to owning 50% of the Halo Beauty company, but alleged that the couple came to him with an offer just before the launch to “give them two-thirds of the business and, in exchange, the Westbrooks would commit to use Halo Beauty as Ms. Westbrook‘s umbrella brand for all her beauty launches—cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, all of Tati Westbrook‘s beauty products. Mr. Swanson agreed to these terms.”

Ms. Westbrook claimed that the product did not matter, she could still sell a ‘s–t product’ to her loyal followers,” the lawsuit alleges.

He also claims that Tati assured him that fellow YouTubers like Jeffree Star and James Charles would endorse the product, claiming they turned down advertising deals with rival Sugar Bear Hair out of loyalty.

Ms. Westbrook‘s claim to influence was undercut when James Charles endorsed Sugar Bear Hair in an April 22, 2019 ‘swipe up’ Instagram story. On May 10, 2019, Ms. Westbrook posted a video ‘Bye Sister,’ accusing Mr. Charles of inappropriate sexual conduct,” the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit also claims the couple “actively interfered with Mr. Swanson‘s efforts to grow Halo Beauty,” and that Tati allegedly went behind his back to launch a separate beauty brand in 2019 under her own name, selling re-usable beauty blenders and an eyeshadow palette manufactured by Seed Beauty. The lawsuit also alleged that she planned the launch of additional products for Tati Beauty, including perfumes and other makeup items, without his knowledge.

Her business partner has requested to take Tati and James to trial and is seeking damages.

Tati‘s lawyer issued a statement.

Clark Swanson‘s lawsuit is meritless… his absurd claim that Tati Westbrook granted him one-third of her name, image and likeness for all time in exchange for a modest initial capital contribution. Swanson‘s claim is not only baseless, it is offensive and defies common sense. This is particularly true given that Swanson has received millions in profit distributions from Halo Beauty, almost exclusively due to the Westbrooks‘ efforts. Tati and James will vigorously defend this lawsuit and are confident that the truth will come out and they will prevail.”

Back in June, Tati returned to YouTube to claim that she was “weaponized” by other YouTubers in an effort to take down James Charles.

Trisha Paytas Calls Tati Westbrook 'Dumb As Hell' in Response Video

Trisha Paytas is not impressed with Tati Westbrook‘s return to YouTube amid beauty community drama.

The 32-year-old YouTuber posted a video on Tuesday night (June 30) in response to Tati‘s video, in which she claimed she was “weaponized” against James Charles by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Trisha Paytas

“Watching Tati Westbrook, a YouTuber in her 30s, older than myself…I’m 32…in her late 30s, make this video right now is actually crazy. 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. He’s my friend, I won’t turn my back on him, I love him, I don’t support those things, wasn’t involved in this beauty community drama, looking at it from the outside. And two, this has nothing to do with my friendship with Jeffree Star,” she said.

Tati is saying she made a video because she was manipulated by two grown adults. In that video, you accused James Charles of being a sexual predator, of sexual crimes. You should be investigated for making false criminal claims. You can’t backtrack. You can’t say someone else told me to do it. That came out of your mouth,” she went on to say.

“You’re a grown ass woman. You’re probably damn near 40. You can make that decision yourself. And why now are you deciding to speak up? Because it’s cool to hate Shane and Jeffree?”

“It’s just stupidity. Don’t say you were gaslit when in actuality you just have no intelligence,” she went on to say.

She also called out Tati for not speaking out about Black Lives Matter, as well as her crying over her beauty brand launch.

“B–h, if you’re scared for your f–king life, how about don’t do a launch? How about don’t do a public event if you’re scared for your life? How about go get security? How about stay low-key? Have someone else go to the launch if you need to release these products. This b–h got emotional because her brand got hurt.”

Shane recently went live to react to Tati‘s video. Here’s what he did…

Watch Trisha‘s reaction video…

Shane Dawson Slams Tati Westbrook as 'Manipulative' in Brief Instagram Live (Video)

Shane Dawson is speaking out.

Following Tati Westbrook‘s video called “Breaking My Silence” released earlier in the day, in which she accused Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson of “weaponizing” her against friend James Charles, the 31-year-old YouTuber spoke out in a very brief Instagram Live on Tuesday (June 30) while watching the video.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shane Dawson

“Oh my God,” he said while breathing heavily and shaking his head.

“I f–king can’t process this. This is insane…this woman is a f–king, oh my God. I’m going to wait until as many people get in here as possible. I’m losing my mind…because you message drama channels! She is a f–king – I can’t. I don’t want to say mean things about people. This is insane. This person, literally…oh my God,” he said before asking his fiance Ryland Adams to continue playing the video.

“Oh my God, you are so manipulative. You’re fake crying…that is not real, oh my God! I was molested, I have been…oh my God,” he continued to rant at the screen as she spoke before abruptly ending the stream.

Ryland then took to social media to rant against Tati.

Here is how YouTube is responding to the recent backlash against Shane Dawson.

Shane Dawson's Fiance Ryland Adams Slams Tati Westbrook: 'Masterclass in Manipulation'

Just moments after YouTuber Tati Westbrook released a video making claims against Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star, Shane‘s fiance is now firing back.

If you missed it, Tati claimed that she was used in their scheme to accuse beauty YouTuber James Charles of being a danger to society. She alleged she was part of a manipulation scheme that erupted last year.

Shane‘s fiance Ryland Adams spoke out after watching Tati‘s latest video claiming she was used.

Both Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson have issued apologies for past racist and unacceptable behavior.

Click inside to see the full series of tweets that Ryland Adams posted after watching Tati Westbrook’s YouTube video…More Here! »

Tati Westbrook Says She Was Weaponized In The Scheme To Bring Down James Charles by Jeffree Star & Shane Dawson

Tati Westbrook is breaking her silence about the truth behind Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson‘s manipulation scheme that erupted last year when they came after James Charles.

The YouTuber, who took time away from the platform after the drama, explains that she was used in their scheme to accuse James of being a danger to society.

Tati says that she was weaponized and used against James in their scheme.

“On the advice of my attorneys I cannot share with all of you right now the evidence that we have accumulated of the events that have occurred however there will soon come a day where we will be able to present this evidence and you will be able to see why it is we believe that Jeffree and Shane are responsible for so much of the damage that has been caused,” she says.

Tati continued, “I can tell you this it’s now my opinion that Jeffrey and Shane were both bitterly jealous of James Charles’s success Jeffree resented that so much of his business was centered around his biggest rival and Shane did not like that James Charles wanted to make a documentary.”

“Neither of them were happy with standing in his shadow on YouTube anymore. I believe James Charles was gaining more followers and receiving more views and more press faster than anyone in the history on the platform and it’s also my opinion that Jeffrey and Shane needed James marginalized and out of the way for their November launch of the conspiracy palette along with Shane’s merch,” Tati adds. “I’ve also recently been informed that Jeffree is allegedly a co-owner of Morphe before the scandal occurred I had also been told that James Charles was about to develop an entire cosmetics line with the owners of Morphe.”

“The entire situation opens up a Pandora’s box of speculation but I’m just not sure anyone counted on this drama spreading like wildfire. It’s my opinion that everyone involved got scared and their plan changed multiple times as I refused to play along or engage with the drama over the next several months a year later,” she says. “It is now my opinion that James Charles was not their only intended target I believe that there are many different people who have unclean hands in all of this and there was a coordinated plan to keep me quiet and pushed me out of the way for other business reasons.”

Watch her full video below:

Shane Dawson Announces He Is 'Done With' the Beauty YouTuber World Amid Drama

Shane Dawson is stepping away from the beauty scene on YouTube.

The 31-year-old vlogger, who collaborated with Jeffree Star on the popular Conspiracy Palette last year, announced in a now-deleted statement on Saturday (June 20) that he is exiting from the beauty world amid infighting and drama within the community.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shane Dawson

“The beauty gurus who are ALWAYS involved in scandals are ALL THE F–KING SAME. They are all attention seeking game playing egocentric narcissistic vengeful two faced ticking time bombs ready to explode. And I’m OVER it,” he wrote.

Shane went into detail about drama between James Charles and Tati Westbrook as well.

“This all happened over a year ago and I’m really sick of hearing about it and having people constantly using it as a way to keep my name and other names tagged together in drama videos,” he said.

“As for my channels, I’m done with the beauty world. I love what I was able to create with Jeffree and I’m sure people are going to assume I only did it for money but that’s not true. I just am choosing to no longer be apart of that world…I don’t think it’s for me. I need to get back to why I started YouTube back in 2005 and that was to make things that bring me joy (not drama) and to make movies one day,” he wrote in the now-deleted post.

Hours later, he deleted the note and added a new message on Twitter.

“I deleted everything. I’m done. For those who wanted me to ‘address it’ I did. I’m sure u can find it reposted somewhere. But I don’t want this energy in my life or on my timeline. I’m too sensitive for this s–t and I’m done.”

He recently documented a terrifying home invasion attempt on his channel.

Check out Shane‘s statement, as well as the reposted message inside…More Here! »

Caitriona Balfe Joins Idina Menzel, Connie Britton & More at Women in Film's Oscar Party

Caitriona Balfe steps out in a gorgeous dress for the 2020 Women In Film Female Oscar Nominees Party held at Sunset Room Hollywood on Friday night (February 7) in Hollywood.

The 40-year-old Outlander star met up with Idina Menzel, Connie Britton, Oscar nominees Diane Warren and Sandy Powell, plus Lake Bell, Caitlin McGee, Logan Browning, Stephanie Beatriz, Janina Gavankar, and Anika Noni Rose.

Gideon Adlon, Hari Nef, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madeline Brewer, Kyra Sedgwick, and Mikey Madison were also seen at the party with influencers Tati Westbrook, Gigi Gorgeous, Nats Getty, August Getty, and longtime couple Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst.

Just the night before, Caitriona joined Madeline, Lydia, Janina and many more at Vanity Fair’s pre-Oscar bash.

FYI: Lake is wearing Brock Collection. Hari wore Sergio Rossi heels. Tati carried an Emm Kuo bag.

55+ pictures inside of Caitriona Balfe, Idina Menzel and more at the Women in Film Oscar Party

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