JAKE PAUL isn’t afraid of controversy.
The YouTube vlogger/boxer was accused of sexual assault by Justine Paradise, which he has categorically denied, and called out Conor McGregor for a fight, including (perhaps foolishly) dissing Notorious’s missus.Jake Paul is not afraid of controversy[/caption]
But that’s not even half of what the bad boy 24-year-old has done; also upsetting law enforcement, Zayn Malik, YouTube censors and the Mayor of Casablancas on his way to becoming an internet personality worth around £8.5million.
It’s any wonder he’s quitting LA and selling his £5million ‘Team 10’ compound to focus on his boxing.
Here’s just some of his bad boy misdemeanours…
Over the years, Paul’s filmed pranks have gone viral – some causing controversy.
One particular incident violated YouTube’s strict age-restriction policies in a vlog titled ‘I lost my virginity’ back in 2018.
The video featured an explicit thumbnail showing a semi-nude photo of Paul and his then-girlfriend Erika Costell on top of each other.
YouTube clamped down on the clip and made it age-restricted, while Paul was also slammed for sharing inappropriate content with his young and impressionable audience.
As a result, Paul was forced to change the thumbnail to a more PC image of him and Costell clothed and not touching each other.The ‘I lost my virginity’ vlog in 2018 featured his ex-girlfriend Erika Costell[/caption]
In January last year, Paul and fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau were accused of faking a marriage for clicks.
The apparent nuptials happened in 2019 and featured on their social media accounts, but the wedding wasn’t legally binding and never officially recorded.
At the same time, Mongeau was also dating Miley Cyrus’s brother Noah.
Paul and Mongeau’s relationship cooled in early 2020.
The former One Direction star was left fuming by Paul in early 2000 after a blazing row in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Malik and Paul were in town for the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and were both staying at the Westgate hotel, when an argument erupted.
Their suites were opposite one another, and when Paul tried to talk to Malik – the ex-boy band singer reportedly responded rudely.
An upset Paul took to Twitter to tell all. “Almost had to clap up Zane from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f*** off for no reason when I was being nice to him.
“Zane [I know] you’re reading this…stop being angry because u came home alone to your big ass hotel room hahaha.”
Malik didn’t respond, but his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid stepped in and defend her man.
She replied: “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.”Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik had an altercation with Paul[/caption]
“Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed…”
The next morning, a foggy Paul revealed he was drunk during the altercation.
“Someone needs to take my phone when I’m drunk I’m a f***ing idiot”, he wrote.
Back in May 2020, Paul and a group of pals went for dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona near a shopping centre.
Earlier they had been participating in the George Floyd protests, before grabbing a bite.
The protestors made their way to Scottsdale Fashion Square, where some began looting the stores.
Paul and his pals made their way through the shopping centre and began filming the looting, which drew criticism on social media.Months later, the FBI raided Paul’s Calabasas home[/caption] Paul was finally cleared of any wrongdoing earlier this year[/caption]
“We filmed everything we saw in an effort to share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighbourhood we traveled through; we were strictly documenting, not engaging,” he later said in an apology.
Paul was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, both misdemeanour charges, for being in the shopping centre during the riot.
Months later, the FBI raided his Calabasas home before the investigation was closed.
DISTURBING THE PEACE
Paul’s house parties are stuff of legend, according to guests. And the local authorities are never happy when they happen either.
Back in 2017, it was reported that neighbours of a previous home in Beverly Glen were meeting with city council members and police officials about filing a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul.
That came after the social media star made his public address general knowledge and fans began to congregate outside, as well as multiples calls to cops regarding noise complaints and large gatherings.
And he also upset the Mayor of Calabasas Alicia Weintraub, when he threw a large party at his mansion last summer – with dozen of people attending without wearing face covers and masks.Last time in the ring Paul knocked out Nate Robinson and is quitting LA to concentrate on his boxing[/caption]
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Weintraub said: “They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning.
“It’s really just a party acting like Covid does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed”.
Months later, in an interview with the Daily Beast, Paul called Covid-19 a “hoax” and said he believed “98 percent of news [about COVID-19] is fake”.