Jake Paul's legal team has been given the green light to drop him as a client, leaving the YouTube star without legal representation in a lawsuit over a video prank.
On January 3, a Los Angeles judge granted a motion by Paul’s now-former lawyers allowing them to withdraw from the case.
As The Blast first reported, the YouTube star’s lawyers — from the famed firm, Loeb & Loeb — filed court documents requesting permission to cease representing Paul in the case.
They claimed dealing with Paul was an arduous process and led to an "irreconcilable breakdown" in the relationship.
The firm said Paul had "refused to cooperate with Loeb in the defense of this action," adding that he also "refused to make payments to the firm for their legal services in connection with the case."
The lawyers claimed they told Jake Paul that month they would be dropping him — he apparently didn’t get back.
The lawsuit in question was filed by Ellis Barbacoff against Paul and his production company for unspecified damages. He accused the prankster of blaring a train horn at him that caused “sustained shock and injuries” and left him with “pain and suffering.”