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Jake Paul Is Facing Up To 12 Months In Jail

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Jake Paul Is Facing Up To 12 Months In Jail

Jake Paul is facing up to 12 months in jail after being filmed in a mall while it was being looted during the George Floyd riots last year.

The YouTuber turned boxer denied being involved in looting at an Arizona mall, despite footage showing him at the scene.

TMZ report authorities have pressed charges against Paul after federal police dropped their initial charges.

Reports have suggested a case couldn't be followed as there wasn't enough evidence against the 24-year-old.

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Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Paul could be seen at the mall but there is no proof he was causing any of the damages.

Those around him were destroying kiosks and smashing windows but he only filmed what was going on.

He released a statement distancing himself from the vandalism, which read: "To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism.

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"For context, we spent the day doing our part to peacefully protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen, which led to use 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 neighbourhood we travelled through; we were strictly documenting, not engaging.


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“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."

Since then, Paul has gone on to become a professional boxer and his record sits at 3-0.

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He defeated Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr and then stopped former UFC star Ben Askren in the first round back in April.

Paul will return to action on August 29 when he faces another UFC star, former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

Featured Image Credit: TMZ & Jake Paul/Instagram

Topics: Jake Paul, Boxing

Daniel Marland
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