Well, it looks like it’s Jake Paul’s lucky day!
The YouTuber turned boxer will NOT have his day in court regarding the 2020 Arizona shopping mall looting.
If you aren’t familiar or forgot what happened, let The Blast refresh your memory.
Back in May 2020, Jake was in Scottsdale, Arizona where he joined peaceful protests in response to the killing of George Floyd.
However, things took a nasty turn upon arriving to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall where literal hell broke loose.
Protesters began looting, pillaging and caused major property damage to store fronts.
Jake was caught on video among the violent protesters, and was arrested for trespassing and booked on misdemeanor charges.
At the time of the incident, many people took aim at Jake and slammed him for his horrible behavior.
Youtuber Daniel Preda tweeted calling out both Jake and YouTube writing quote, “Good morning @YouTube @ytcreators @SusanWojcicki it’s time to finally make an example of @jakepaul. A millionaire who’s latest stint is looting during the #BlackLivesMatter protests. channel takedown. adsense donated to multiple BLM funds. Act, for once.”
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton also added quote, “Jake Paul should have been home last night, but instead this asshole YouTuber was involved in looting!”
The social media star responded to the allegations and backlash a few days after the looting.
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He took to Twitter writing, “To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism. For context, we spent the day doing our part to peaceful protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen, which led to us being tear-gassed for filming the events and brutality that were unfolding in Arizona. We were gassed and forced to keep moving on foot. We filmed everything we saw in an effort to share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through; we were strictly documenting, not engaging.”
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 31, 2020
He continued on writing quote, “I do not condone violence, looting, or breaking the law; however, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed and while it’s not the answer, it’s important that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way. We are all doing the best we can to be helpful and raise awareness; this is not the time to attack each other, it’s time to join together and evolve.”
Despite the FBI getting involved to figure out Jake’s involvement and raiding his home, they were unable to find enough evidence to convict him, and in turn, all charges against Jake were dropped.
“Based upon the investigation and evidence available at this time, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona is not pursuing federal charges against Jake Paul for his conduct,” they said in an official statement.
All Charges Dropped!
Jakes team responded to the news, “We are pleased that the U.S. Attorney concluded that no charges should be filed.”
Jake has yet to respond to the good news, but we’re going to take a wild guess that he is pretty happy today.