He’s back and he came with receipts. James Charles posted yet another video addressing the feud with his former best friend, Tati Westbrook — and this time, he made sure to address her claims with evidence.
In the new 41-minute video titled “No More Lies,” posted to his YouTube channel on May 18, the 19-year-old got into the nitty gritty on several claims made by the 37-year-old beauty guru in her previous video “Bye Sister.” He used text messages, old vlog clips and tweets to back up his points.
“Before I say anything at all in this video, I want to make it very, very clear that everything I said in that video in regards to my sentiments towards Tati and my apology, I stand behind 100 percent and still reigns true,” he said before making any further claims in his new vid.
After thanking Tati and beauty guru Jeffree Star for their part in deflecting the hate, he explained his motives for breaking the whole scandal down piece by piece. “But in Tati’s second video and Jeffree’s Snapchats, they both said that they stand behind everything that they mentioned, and unfortunately, there have been allegations made against me because of these things and I don’t really feel comfortable just ‘moving on’ from those,” he said.
He detailed the now-infamous Coachella weekend from the beginning and explains how he got involved with Sugar Bear Hair, who he subsequently worked with for a vitamin brand deal after the incident. Naturally, this didn’t sit well with Tati, as the brand is a direct competitor with her brand, Halo Beauty. He also addressed Tati’s claims that he sexually manipulates men, including ones who are unsure of or questioning their sexuality.
“I have never and would never and will never use my fame, money or power to manipulate or get any sexual action from a guy,” he said. “That is disgusting and blows my mind. And the fact that Tati brought this up blow my mind because she knows the real story.”
He even took it a step further after addressing claims made by Zara Larsson and others about James and straight men. “All these things are just so false and so fake and it’s truly disgusting,” he said. “I’ve dealt with so many fake stories in the past… I’m done being the subject of these bandwagon stories for likes.”
After making the vid, James took to Twitter to make a final statement about the self-defense manifesto. “I made my video today NOT to start a war, but to take responsibility for my actions & clear my name. There ARE two sides to every story, & now you’ve heard both,” he wrote on May 18. “I’m sure more will be said, but I’m moving on. You can form your opinions, but PLEASE do not send any hate to anyone.”
As for Tati, she wasn’t exactly pleased with the content of the video. “I’ve left town on a digital break to heal & pray for healing on all sides,” she tweeted shortly after James. “My family made me aware of what was just posted & I’m disappointed to see it littered with so many lies & half truths. I stand by my videos — do not twist my words into what they are not, hear the message.”