Jake Paul faces criminal charges after being caught on camera with looters

YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with

criminal trespass and unlawful assembly .

after several videos showed him at an Arizona

mall while it was being looted and vandalized.

The 23-year-old internet personality was “in

attendance and remained inside of the [Fashion Square

Mall] after an unlawful assembly was declared".

This is according to a Facebook post

from the Scottsdale Police Department.

Paul responded to the charges on Twitter,

writing, “Gimme my charges and let’s put the

focus back on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter".

On May 31, before he was charged, Paul also

took to Twitter to issue a statement denying

any involvement in the looting or vandalism.

Paul has faced significant backlash

for what many people perceive

as a tone-deaf publicity stunt.

“There’s no other way to put it, you are trying to profit off

of a black man losing his life,” one person said. “You want

to capture something shocking for views, that’s all it is".

“Jake Paul getting what he’s deserved for a

long time,” another person added. “He used this

event to further himself. Never f****** forget this".

Court records from the city of Scottsdale

note that Paul’s arraignment is set to

take place on July 8, according to CNN

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