The magnificence YouTuber has a vitamin firm, Halo Magnificence, as perfectly as a separate cosmetics line. Her business lover promises that was not the deal they produced.

Posted on November 2, 2020, at 1:55 p.m. ET


Splendor YouTuber Tati Westbrook and her spouse are getting sued by their business enterprise lover, who alleges fraud, carelessness, and breach of fiduciary obligation in how they managed Westbrook’s organization, Halo Beauty.

The couple are getting sued by Clark Swanson, the third spouse in the firm that released a line of splendor natural vitamins in 2018. In the suit, Swanson alleges that he to begin with owned 50% of the firm, but shortly before launch, the Westbrooks came to him asking for a increased share.

The offer was, in accordance to the fit, that Swanson would give equally Westbrook and her partner 33.33% every single, giving them bulk handle and leaving him with a person-3rd of the business. In exchange, he alleges, Westbrook informed him she needed to broaden Halo Natural beauty to include things like skincare, cosmetics, and other products. She wished to construct a “complete big thing,” according to the go well with submitted in California.

Which is not what took place. Whilst Westbrook did go on to launch makeup, which include an eyeshadow palette and beauty blenders, she did it exterior of Halo Beauty, underneath the identify Tati Elegance. This still left Swanson out of the deal, the lawsuit states.

This, Swanson statements, was a breach of their agreement, and the Westbrooks went on to “neglect” Halo Magnificence. He is trying to get unspecified damages from Westbrook and her husband, Tati Cosmetics, and Halo Magnificence.

Neither Swanson nor the Westbrook’s lawyers have responded to requests for remark from BuzzFeed News. Westbrook’s lawyer, Douglas Fuchs, told E! News in a assertion that Swanson’s promises are “meritless” and “absurd.”

“Swanson’s declare is not only baseless, it is offensive and defies widespread feeling,” Fuchs instructed E! News. “This is notably accurate supplied that Swanson has been given tens of millions in profit distributions from Halo Natural beauty, just about completely because of to the Westbrooks’ initiatives. Tati and James will vigorously protect this lawsuit and are confident that the real truth will arrive out and they will prevail.”

The lawsuit also consists of fascinating tidbits and allegations about the dealings of Westbrook, who has been a central determine in the ongoing splendor guru drama that also entails James Charles and Jeffree Star.

The go well with alleges that when Westbrook arrived up with Halo Attractiveness, she confident Swanson she could use her community of natural beauty expert YouTubers, as very well as her own star electricity, to encourage her products and solutions. He statements she explained that her followers have been so loyal, she could market them a “shit merchandise.”

The lawsuit also alleges a get-together with Westbrook, Star, Charles, Laura Lee, and Manny MUA. It statements that Star exposed Halo Beauty’s top competitor, SugarBearHair, had provided him $200,000 to promote their products, which he ultimately shot down.

SugarBearHair was also at the middle of the scandal that kicked off the drama in between Westbrook, Charles, and Star. During the Coachella new music competition in 2019, Charles promoted SugarBearHair in an Instagram story. That led to Westbrook submitting an emotional movie accusing him of not only betraying her but of remaining a sexual predator. The drama, which continues to be a mess, now contains Shane Dawson.

As for Halo Natural beauty, Swanson alleges that the Westbrooks allowed the firm to “coast” whilst they pursued the cosmetics line, released beneath Seed Attractiveness. And opposite to Westbrook’s movies, the go well with also claims the venture was a “turnkey” condition, with Seed handling the formulations and promotion of the items.

Swanson also promises that Westbrook’s husband “distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in functioning profits” from Halo Magnificence in an attempt to devalue it in case of a lawsuit.

Westbrook has not publicly addressed the allegations, filed on Oct. 20.