Jake Paul Trending for Looting and Filming During Protests

Jake Paul has been slammed for looting a mall with a group of friends in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has since issued a statement regarding the events.

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Jake Paul has come under fire after a video of him and his friends looting a mall in Scottsdale, Arizona went viral.

In the video, he and a group of people are shown outside and inside the mall, as they ransack and burglarize stores. In another video, Paul is shown with a group of people who are lighting fireworks outside what appears to be a shopping center. It's unclear if it's the same mall.

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Paul has since issued a statement.

Of course, no one believes one word of Paul’s story, particularly due to his problematic past.

Last May, a woman said that she was drugged at a house party hosted by the YouTuber. Reports surfaced after the mother of a woman who attended the party informed other parents that her daughter and eight other women ended up in the hospital after “something was put in their drinks.”

A couple of months later, Paul was hit with allegations of transphobia. His team later shared a statement that they had launched an “internal investigation” to “determine exactly what unfolded, and the full context” so that “appropriate steps” can be taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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