YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star accused his boyfriend of stealing from him earlier this week, but yesterday an explosive investigative piece from Insider revealed many sexual assault accusations against Star. The internet wonders if the stealing scandal was just to get sympathy before the sexual assault scandals got out.
Relationship with Marhold
Thankful for all the blessings God has brought into my life this year 💯 pic.twitter.com/b39l7PexZ4
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 22, 2020
The internet was not too happy with the relationship to say the least. People attacked the relationship, wondering how Marhold, a Black man, could be with Star, someone who has been racist in the past. The internet accused the relationship of being fake for this reason. On top of that, many people also thought Marhold was still married to a woman, so that encouraged a lot of hate as well. But regardless of all the hate the new relationship brought, Jeffree Star seemed happy.
But behind the happy facade put on for social media, the relationship might not have been all that the makeup guru was pretending it was. On Wednesday, Star left an aggressive comment on one of Marhold’s Instagram photos because apparently the basketball player wasn’t answering his phone. The comment read, “hey! Since you can’t answer the phone right now, can you give me all the stuff back that you stole from my house?? What kind of lowlife f**king scum does that? Give it back!!!! If you need a return label, just ask.” Marhold’s Instagram has been deactivated since, but Hip Magazine screenshot the comment, seen below.
Jeffree Star’s boyfriend has allegedly robbed him. pic.twitter.com/OZa6r2wpAv
— HĪPMAGAZINE.ORG (@hipmagazineorg) September 30, 2020
Star then posted a story to his own account that read, “everytime I start trusting someone God slap the back of my neck with a scandal.” He also explains the situation from his perspective on his story.
Jeffree Star takes to his Instagram stories to address being robbed by his boyfriend Andre Marhold. pic.twitter.com/dhrDnAmotC
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 1, 2020
All photos of the couple have been taken off Star’s Instagram account, officially signaling that the relationship has been called off. The one photo of Marhold still on Star’s page is the first picture he ever posted of the two of them, where Marhold’s face is covered. Comments have been disabled from the photo.
Reactions and Marhold’s Side Of The Story
On Twitter, people are making light of the stealing situation.
Someone said this was Jeffree Star walking to his living room 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/jh5VbCtWKx
— Asheley Reid (@AsheleyReid) October 1, 2020
jeffree star’s bf after robbing him pic.twitter.com/tZ5UgF94Ut
— molly watching erased (@younastyperiod) October 1, 2020
It is hard for people to have sympathy for the makeup mogul because of his racist tendencies. Especially when he is so rich, and did admit that he didn’t really care about the value of the stolen items, he could rebuy them all tomorrow.
JEFFREE STAR GOT ROBBED BY THIS BOYFRIEND EYE—
oh well his racist ass deserves it ✨ pic.twitter.com/67Gt5ac4Vm
— Rocco 🕸🦇🎃👻 | BLM (@tt_rocco) October 1, 2020
jeffree star, notorious racist, pays a black man to be his boyfriend so he can claim not to be racist, then gets scammed and robbed by said boyfriend, who is now threatening to expose jafar starfish.
we absolutely LOVE to see it. pic.twitter.com/39uVGujRGO
— makin it stinky (@bluevelvetcola) October 1, 2020
But shortly after Star told his side of the story, Marhold began threatening to expose Star! CW: Contains offensive language.
Looks like Jeffree Star EX boyfriend has something to say… pic.twitter.com/XbHUHq6fRp
— Repzilla (@zillarage) October 1, 2020
It is unclear whether or not this account actually belongs to Marhold. But whoever the account belongs to, desperately wants to expose Star.
Apparently Jeffree Star’s ex/bf Andre post on his main insta to report the one that’s been posting the crazy stories pic.twitter.com/eWiE6o5CfT
— ⛓Homura’s wife 👑⛓ (@smolbigbrain) October 1, 2020
Break ups seldom are easy, but seems like there is a lot more to this story than we originally thought. But let’s put a pin in this scandal for a moment and turn our attention to the the OTHER unfolding Jeffree Star scandal; the sexual assault one.
Sexual And Physical Assaults Exposed
An investigative piece from Insider came out on Thursday exposing that Star has a history of sexual assault, physical violence and paying people “hush money.”
Jeffree Star has been accused of sexual assault. A months-long investigation I conducted found multiple allegations of violence and $10,000 hush money payment offers for his accusers.https://t.co/otZ2clYTJ4
— Kat Tenbarge (@kattenbarge) October 1, 2020
The article details how during the height of his MySpace fame, Star would sexually “prey on men around him,” and would physically assault them if his sexual favors were turned down. The article also discusses instances where Star performed sexual activities without his partner’s consent. The author of the article, Kat Tenbarge, spoke with many of Star’s former friends and associates, all of who claim to have seen many of these incidents first hand. Star’s lawyer has repeatedly denied any claims of sexual assault and physical violence in the past, but it is unclear how they will handle the case this time with so many witnesses coming forward.
Nobody is shocked by any of this. One Twitter user said, “this feels very on-brand for him, honestly.”
JFC. But also…none of this is all that surprising? This feels very on-brand for him, honestly.
— Jonathan (@theofficialjmg) October 1, 2020
Nobody is shocked over the hush money, either. And it doesn’t really help his case that Star was going on about how he can easily rebuy all the designer things that he had stolen.
Oop! Paying people $10,000 in hush-money. Not far fetch for him to feel like he can just throw money at situations.
Jeffree Star accused of sexual assault, violence, and offering payoffs – Insider https://t.co/cIo1Ihoc05
— Alexisbeautybar💫 (@SimSimma143) October 1, 2020
People are hypothesizing that Star tried to make the robbery scandal into something bigger than it was in order to gain sympathy before this more explosive scandal was leaked.
Y’all Hear Something? Jeffree Star Accuses New Boyfriend Of Robbing Him As Sexual Assault Allegations Against Him Surface https://t.co/jTRXb5zfNs
— Crazie Tunez Blog (@CrazieTunezBlog) October 1, 2020
And lastly, some Twitter users are pointing out the similarities between James Charles and Jeffree Star, accusing Star of having been projecting onto his younger peer this summer.
Predator? Danger to society? Preys on straight white men?
Was Jeffree Star projecting when he hurled those accusations against James Charles? pic.twitter.com/B8wJlDgeDA
— 🤠🐊🐴🍊🏔 (@GabrielDivina2) October 1, 2020
At this point, people are just really over Jeffree Star.
Can you guys FINALLY cancel Jeffree Star already? Personally, I think it’s loooonnngggg overdue https://t.co/mmkzI9cxXm
— YT: FēYi ✨💜(link in bio) (@xo_feyi) October 1, 2020
And so there we have it. After a month of silence from the makeup guru, we now have two Jeffree Star scandals within 24 hours. This is certainly a lot for Star’s lawyers to deal with and it will be interesting to continue to watch it unfold.
Jeffree star's lawyers rn: pic.twitter.com/OBIIhedGID
— Sebastian Williams (@SebastianwiIiam) October 1, 2020