YouTube star Jake Paul is reportedly making life hell for LA residents living near the young social media star.
Mic.com reports that Jake Paul, the brother of Vine star Logan Paul, is making life in his Los Angeles neighborhood quite difficult for his neighbors. The social media star, who boasts 25 million followers across his social media accounts, has been accused of turning the street surrounding his West Hollywood house into a “war zone” by residents. Paul and the band of influencers that make up his social media group Team 10, regularly record videos and do stunts around Paul’s house. One recent stunt involved setting fire to furniture in Paul’s backyard which resulted in a two story tall inferno erupting from the social media stars pool.
KTLA reported that the social media star, who is now signed to Disney, regularly publishes his full address online leading to crowds of fans, mainly consisting of screaming young girls, to pack the street outside Paul’s home. “The neighbors hate me,” Paul told a KTLA film crew that arrived at his property. When the KTLA reporter further questions Paul about the antics surrounding his home and the neighbor’s complaints Paul replies, “Yeah, it is like that.” Paul responded to the claim that the neighborhood is now “like a circus” by saying, “But, I mean, people like going to circuses.”
In a video posted to YouTube by KTLA, Paul can be seen climbing on top of the KTLA news van, when asked not to do so by a reporter Paul simply asks, “why?”
Neighbor Maytal Dahan told KTLA “It used to be a really nice, quiet street and now [it’s] just this, like, war zone. We’re families here and we’re more than happy to have them live here if they’re respectful of their neighbors, but they’re not.” Paul’s neighbors plan to hold a meeting with city officials next week to consider whether or not to file a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul and the homeowner that rents the property to Paul and his “crew.” When asked for comment on what the neighbors are experiencing Paul said, “It’s terrible, it’s a bad situation and I feel bad for them, but there’s nothing we can do. Jake Paulers are the strongest army out there.” Before saying “Dab.” and dabbing for the camera.
Paul was recently accused of emotionally abusing his ex-girlfriend, another social media star named Alissa Violet who described Paul’s action in a statement saying, “He would play all these mind games. He would literally tell me he loved me one day, then tell me he hates my f*cking guts the next day. […] I was literally insane. I couldn’t even think straight. I would go upstairs to my bathroom or bedroom and just cry myself to sleep night after night.” She also accused Paul of throwing her belongings into the street and cutting her off entirely with no explanation, despite this due to the contract she signed when joining Paul’s Team 10 agency, he still receives 20 percent of her earnings.