YouTube star Jake Paul has been officially been charged after allegedly participating in looting and riots at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona this week. ICYMI, the 23-year-old initially denied his participation in any of the violence — despite social media clips placing him at the scene.
According to reporting from ABC 15 Arizona, police were able to identify Jake “was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by police,” thanks to hundreds of tips and videos sent to officials. Which, duh! Every shred of evidence has been immortalized on the internet so this wasn’t too hard of a case to crack.
Logan Paul‘s brother has been charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly, which are misdemeanor offenses, so it’s unlikely he’ll see any jail time for this. However, this definitely makes an important statement about what can happen when you try to co-opt an important cause and take advantage of a situation under the guise of collecting vlog content. Seriously, do better!
In addition to a statement he shared on Twitter, via his phone’s Notes app, Jake has since uploaded a longer explanation about what happened in Scottsdale on his YT channel, which you can ch-ch-check out (below):
Paul has stated that all the revenue from the video (above) will be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Well, that’s a start?
Keep that same energy going after the hype of your arrest dies down, bud!
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