New controversy for the controversial YouTuber Jake Paul. FBI agents raided the famous influencer in California on Wednesday morning, which is under investigation, his lawyer, Richard Schonfeld, said. "A search warrant was executed at Jake's home in Calabasas this morning while (he) was out of state," his representative confirmed.
After several hours of searches at the 23-year-old celebrity's villa near Los Angeles, guns were seized by authorities, according to US media images.
Jake Paul, who has more than 20 million YouTube subscribers, recently appeared on a video at a vandalized shopping mall in Arizona during the anti-racism protests that took place in May. He is accused of illegal trespassing and prohibited assembly, but denies committing any wrongdoing.
As part of the federal investigation, which has been opened, searches have been carried out in California and Las Vegas, Nevada, but no arrests have taken place, said an FBI spokeswoman. The YouTube star's lawyer assured that Jake Paul “will cooperate with the investigation”.
Paul has already been in trouble with law enforcement
Last month, Jake Paul threw a big party amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Videos taken on July 11 show dozens of young people mingling without masks or social distance. Partygoers here roll dice and drink, swing from an elevated crane and pull a car through the crowded lobby of Paul's mansion in Calabasas.
Mayor Alicia Weintraub criticized the fame and said authorities would start fining people not wearing masks of $ 100 and banning large gatherings.
“It is totally unacceptable to interact like this during this time,” she said. “People have to wear masks and keep their distance. You cannot have parties with more than 100 people ”.
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“I was not the subject of a scandal,” said Paul at the time of the party. “I have been wrongly accused”.