$450M poop game, Theranos flight risk & Carhartt heiress scammed 👀🍿🧃
While it came out a few years ago, I just watched Broken: Makeup Mayhem on Netflix which reveals the world of counterfeit cosmetics and the insane issues behind them. Well worth a watch! As for the news this week:
''Heiress to Carhartt clothing fortune - who died in December aged 97 - was scammed out of $21 MILLION by lawyer in charge of her estate 'who issued himself loans and IOUs'''- Well this guy sucks.
''‘Fake It 'Til You Make It’: Meet Charlie Javice, The Startup Founder Who Fooled JP Morgan''- Forbes has a knack for having picked some epically ethically-challenged founders for its 30 Under 30 List. This latest one having even said, “Listen, these old people don't understand, this is how it works, you fake it 'til you make it.'‘
''Outcome Health co-founders, former executives charged in alleged $1B fraud scheme''- And on the subject of fraudulent CEOs, how has this story not gotten more press?
''Google is laying off 12,000 employees as another brutal week comes to an end for tech”- And it was just announced that Spotify is also laying off 6% of its staff. Meanwhile, Google seems to have REALLY fumbled their layoffs— with lots of people sharing their stories of the brutal way they learned of the news (like this woman and this TikTok’er).
''Sprinter Usain Bolt Missing $12.7 Million From Jamaican Account''- And now Jamaican officials are under the microscope.
''Rapper Flo Rida Wins $82 Million In Lawsuit Against Celsius Energy Drinks''- Flo Rida was talking about something else when he said, “when you go down, when you go down down”— but it also applies to karma.
''Bored Ape Flexes That $450M It Raised For Its Metaverse Empire With Poop Game''- Web3 isn’t doing itself any favors with shit like this— pun intended.
“TikTok confirms that its own employees can decide what goes viral”- I’d be drunk with power having access to that heating button. There’d be so many ugly-cute animal videos going viral.
Dubai is definitely pouring money into the PR machine but considering the UAE’s stance on LGBTQIA+ rights, it’s disappointing to see there’s so much traction.
''Tarte CEO Maureen Kelly sets the record straight on the brand’s influencer trip to Dubai''
“Rebel Wilson doubles down on promoting Dubai: Gay actress brushes off criticism after attending a ritzy hotel opening despite UAE's notorious anti-LGBT laws”
“Wall Streeter Jean-Charles Beriau claims ex lied about him having STDs, drug$ and h00ker$”- Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but dang.
“This guy made $150,000 a day, because Corporate America is out of control”- HOW is someone literally making this much money… as a publicist. Please teach me.
''Fox 'used FIFA's inside information to outbid ESPN and NBC for World Cup television rights back in 2011' with $400 million offer in what should have been a BLIND auction''- Because of course it was.
At this point George Santos is basically just a fictional character… just clearly not one on Hannah Montana.
''Elizabeth Holmes Tried ‘To Flee’ With A One-Way Ticket To Mexico After She Was Convicted, Feds Say''- Obviously just a casual, planned holiday.
''‘Ring by Spring’ TikTok dominates Christian colleges—but not everyone wants to participate''- When the line “competition for resources” is used in relation to dating, you know it’s brutal out there.
''Kristen Bell’s CBD skin-care brand Happy Dance shutters, as it turns out people just want to get high''- Unsurprisingly it’s THC’s time to shine.
Things continue to get worse for Elon:
''Woke' restaurant stirs controversy in Coventry''- I do feel badly for the owner that unintentionally caused this delightful chaos.
“At Patreon, Mismanagement Thwarts a Pandemic-Era Star”- This maay be 🔏 but if it’s not, definitely worth a read.
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