YouTuber and wonder mogul Jeffree Star accused of sexual misconduct, new report alleges
Jeffree Star, considered one of YouTube’s most distinguished figures and the proprietor of a multimillion-dollar cosmetics firm, is being accused of sexual misconduct and different bouts of bodily violence, in keeping with a brand new report from Insider.
Insider spoke to 4 individuals who mentioned Star “groped males round him with out consent” and 5 individuals who mentioned they noticed Star use a short-range stun system on folks as a method to intimidate them. Star’s lawyer denied all allegations made within the Insider piece, which works again years to Star’s days as a MySpace superstar within the late 2000s. The story describes alleged situations of Star utilizing his superstar and affect to reportedly hurt folks round him.
In a single occasion, Star allegedly tased a homeless teen he knew, invited him again to his residence, gave the teenager Ambien, then “forcibly carried out oral intercourse on him with out his consent,” Insider reported. That was in keeping with the accuser, Gage Arthur, who went on the report however later recanted his remarks. One other individual instructed Insider on the report that when she was 15-years-old, Star emailed a nude photograph to her. A former Warped Tour stage supervisor additionally instructed Insider on the report that he witnessed Star grope “guys and ladies” whereas on tour.
Insider’s detailed report additionally alleges that Star, upon listening to about Insider’s investigation, supplied witnesses and folks talking on the report $10,000 to recant their tales. A minimum of three folks did change or recant their feedback, in keeping with Insider. One accuser, who didn’t recant her story, instructed Insider, “Jeffree has by no means hidden any of this. The one factor he’s ever accomplished is shut folks up.”
Star has at all times been a controversial determine, and this isn’t the primary time that individuals have accused him of improper conduct. Earlier this summer time, Star was dropped from make-up retailer Morphe due to utilizing racist and offensive language up to now, on high of allegedly manipulating different creators and folks near him. Star, who has 17.2 million YouTube subscribers and is continually promoting new merchandise, issued an apology video for his use of derogatory and racist language up to now.
Star has not publicly commented on the brand new allegations revealed by Insider presently.
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