FBI Raids Calabasas residence Of YouTube famous person Jake Paul

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CALABASAS (CBSLA)FBI agents Wednesday morning served a search warrant on the Calabasas home of social media star Jake Paul.

FILE — Jake Paul speaks onstage during the Jake Paul vs. Anesongib press conference at Beauty Essex on January 8, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

About Calabasas
Calabasas may refer to:

Calabasas, Arizona, a former populated place in what is now Rio Rico, Arizona
Calabasas, California, a city in Los Angeles County, California
Calabazas, or West Indian pumpkin

FBI Raids Calabasas Home Of YouTube Star Jake Paul

About YouTube
YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries.
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YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.

The FBI raided the home in the 23500 block of Parksouth Street.

When reached by CBSLA, an FBI spokesperson would not confirm what prompted the raid, only stating that it was in connection with an “ongoing investigation.” No arrests were planned, the FBI said.

FBI Raids Calabasas Home Of YouTube Star Jake Paul

The search warrant has been sealed by a judge, the spokesperson said.

The 23-year-old Jake Paul and his older brother, 25-year-old Logan Paul, also a YouTube personality, are no strangers to controversy and legal hot water. Just last month, Calabasas’ mayor said the city was considering taking legal action against Jake Paul for throwing a party at his home in which people did not wear masks or physically distance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In May of 2019, a woman reported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that she was drugged at a party at Jake Paul’s home.

Back in December of 2017, Logan Paul faced intense criticism after uploading video of a dead body in Japan’s so-called “suicide forest.”

In December of 2018, a Studio City man was charged with abusing a tiger cub which had appeared in a YouTube video posted by Logan Paul.