Jake Paul is making headlines again. Except this time, the FBI and a SWAT team are involved. On Wednesday, August 6th, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that the FBI had conducted a search at Jake Paul’s mansion in Calabasas, California. The police believe that Jake Paul had committed “criminal acts” at an Arizona mall in May. On top of the search in Paul’s house, the police also obtained and executed a federal search warrant at the “Graffiti Mansion.” The Instagram-famous Barbie mansion is owned by influencer Arman Izadi, who has a close relationship with Jake Paul.
The FBI has raided the Calabasas mansion of YouTuber Jake Paul.
The raid is in connection to Paul’s involvement in a looting at an Arizona mall. Multiple firearms were removed from the residence.
No arrests are currently planned. pic.twitter.com/se4AVgqSHl
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) August 5, 2020
Prior to the search, the Youtuber was charged with “criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly” at an Arizona mall. Video footage shows that Paul was present with a group of friends at the Scottsdale Fashion Square during a riot looting. According to the Scottsdale Police Department, “Paul was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by the police.” However, he “entered and remained inside of the mall when it was closed.”
jake paul: i got tear gassed 🙁
also jake paul: pic.twitter.com/6aKZBW3RHH
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) May 31, 2020
Later, Jake Paul denied his participation in the looting. He posted a statement on Twitter, saying that they “filmed everything [they] saw in an effort to share [their] experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood [they] traveled through.” He added, “we were strictly documenting.”
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 31, 2020
At this time, the FBI refused to give the media more information regarding the ongoing investigation. However, pictures show the FBI finding and removing firearms from Jake’s house. As Paul’s lawyer, Richard A. Schonfeld told the KSNV News that “we understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake’s Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out-of-state. We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation.”
NEW: The FBI searches YouTuber Jake Paul's Calabasas, California home under a federal search warrant pic.twitter.com/nTSmZgX4N4
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 5, 2020
Other than looting the Arizona mall, Jake was recently condemned for holding a massive party at his house despite the state law and the concerning pandemic. Supermodel Gigi Hadid actively called out Jake Paul and his ignorance.
It is so mature to have a house party with a massive group of people to film a music video while a pandemic is going on, killing people…murder is so mature!! You go BROTHA 💪🔥💦
— Natalie (@Natalie04752214) August 1, 2020
Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed …
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 23, 2020
Since the FBI hasn’t announced any reasons why they searched Jake Paul’s house, people had mixed reactions to the search. Some people referred to this as bad policing, while others said the FBI should’ve investigated Paul’s house a while back.
i bet the FBI is only raiding Jake Paul so they can get more clout 🤢 we see you SEAL team 10
— D'Angelo Wallace (@dangelno) August 5, 2020
My neighbors sure are interesting. https://t.co/OOTJfx0H6A
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 5, 2020
i hope Jake Paul ends up being the El Chapo of YouTube.
— Mutahar (@OrdinaryGamers) August 6, 2020
"who cares it's jake paul" yep bad policing is actually good when it's done to someone u dont like 👍🏿
— chris (@icedoutomnitrix) August 6, 2020
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