It’s been a wild couple of months in the beauty YouTuber world, and the drama shows no sign of slowing down. The latest involves Jeffree Star and the warehouse robbery he alleged occured last year.
Quick recap: back in April 2019, Jeffree had claimed his warehouse was ransacked by burglars who stole $2.5 million-worth of make-up. At the time, “sources familiar with the case” reportedly told TMZ the thieves had “cut a hole through the roof of Jeffree’s warehouse to get in” and then had proceeded to take “thousands of lip liners”, among other items.
At the time, Jeffree had said that he was working with the FBI, local law enforcement and his own private hired investigators and that he’d managed to crack the case. A 'major player' who’d been found to be reselling the product had been arrested. After this though, Jeffree never mentioned the robbery again.
(Side note: recently, YouTuber D'Angelo Wallace noticed that records of a robbery from 2017 sounded eerily similar to Jeffree’s – perhaps suggesting Jeffree had found it too and may have made up the story based on it. His thoughts? He didn't reckon it happened. More of D'Angelo Wallace's take here.)
Fast forward to today, and this week, a Twitter user seems to have gotten their hands on the official LAPD public record of the theft, which you can view here. “Total value of the theft was $10,000, with an additional $30,000 in physical damages according to LAPD,” they wrote alongside it. In a separate tweet, they added: “This is a long ways away from the $2.5 million in cosmetics @JeffreeStar claims to have lost.”
To be fair, the cost price to Jeffree Star could've been $10k of merchandise, but with the insane margin mark-up make-up is known to do, it could've potentially retailed for far more. This would mean Jeffree may not have been lying, but merely extending the truth.
One thing is for sure, and that’s that Jeffree is certainly not having the best time of things. Earlier this month, he was dropped from cosmetics brand Morphe, subjected to heaps of backlash from his ‘apology’ video and, most recently, copped a follower loss of nearly 1 million. Ouch.
At the end of his apology clip titled "Doing What's RIght", Jeffree did promise to be back with some new content on his channel “very soon” so maybe that'll include an update on where the robbery case stands. Or maybe it won't. At this point, who really knows.
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