FBI agents reportedly searched YouTube superstar Jake Paul’s Casablancas home on Wednesday morning.
According to CBS, the FBI raided his home around 6 in the morning. An FBI spokesperson told CBSLA, an FBI spokesperson that it was in connection with an “ongoing investigation” and that “no arrests were planned.” They did not confirm what prompted the raid and the search warrant has been sealed by a judge.
Jake, 23, is the younger brother of fellow YouTube star Logan Paul. Both make controversial videos. Logan received widespread criticism in 2017 after he posted a video of Japan’s “suicide forest,” which he later apologized for and deleted.
Jake has publicly feuded with multiple celebrities in the past, including former One Direction member Zayn Malik, his brother Logan, YouTube star Alissa Violet and MMA fighter Dillon Danis. He was also arrested after filming himself amid looters ransacking a US mall.
Jake was previously in trouble with the Calabasas mayor after he threw parties in his home as coronavirus cases spiked in Los Angeles. Mayor Alicia Weintraub said the city was considering taking legal action against Jake, as he threw a large party on July 14, where people were not wearing masks or social distancing according to videos posted by multiple influencers.
On July 31, Jake said that he’s not sure if he’ll stop partying despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He said, “No one has answers, our leadership is failing us, and everyone kind of just doesn't know what to do. But I personally am not the type of person who's gonna sit around and not live my life.”
He went on to say, "I'm a human being. I put my pants on the same way, I cry the same way, I have anxiety the same way, I fail the same way, I win the same way. People don't like that, they scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments."
TMZ first reported that FBI agents were on the scene, along with posting photos of the agents apparently seizing weapons.
Jake's attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told TMZ, "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."