Jake Paul has made a handsome living off pranking and annoying his circle of friends, but apparently nobody told him the one person a professional prankster should keep happy is his lawyer.
On October 19, the YouTube star’s lawyers from the famed firm, Loeb & Loeb, filed court documents requesting permission to cease representing Paul in an ongoing legal battle over a video prank. They claim dealing with Paul has been an arduous process and led to an “irreconcilable breakdown” in the relationship.
The firm says Paul has “refused to cooperate with Loeb in the defense of this action,” adding that he’s also “refused to make payments to the firm for their legal services in connection with the case.”
The lawyers claim the action is not coming out of the blue, and admit that they told Paul earlier this month they would be dropping him. He apparently didn’t get back.
Earlier this year, Ellis Barbacoff sued Paul and his production company for unspecified damages accusing the prankster of blaring a train horn at him that caused “sustained shock and injuries” and left him with “pain and suffering.”