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FaZe Banks has his own theory about Jake Paul’s FBI raid

Published: 12/Aug/2020 19:13 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 21:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Jake Paul shocked the net after his sprawling Team 10 mansion was raided by the FBI — and while he has yet to speak out on the subject, FaZe Clan co-founder Ricky Banks has a a theory.

While Jake Paul has a history of controversy, no scandal has made the internet clutch its collective pearls quite like the FBI raid that occurred at his Calabasas mansion on August 5.

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Footage from the search showed that agents had confiscated a “small militia’s” worth of weapons from the Team 10 house, with reports later confirming that the raid was in connection with his appearance at a looting in Scottsdale, Arizona in May.

However, precious little information has yet to come out in regards to the raid — but FaZe Banks shared some information he’d “heard” regarding the situation, theorizing that Paul may have fallen in with the wrong crowd.

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“Listen, you never wanna see some s**t like that,” Banks said of the issue in an August 11 interview with the Hollywood Fix. “I have a feeling — and I’ve heard a little bit honestly about it — I have a feeling that he’s just kinda like, in the mix with the wrong types of people.”

“As somebody from this whole world, there’s so many people around trying to take advantage of you and trying to f**king… eat off you,” he continued. “You never wanna see anybody’s life get f**ked up.”

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Banks’ theory conflates with fan speculation, as Paul’s pseudo-manager, Armani Izadi, also appears to be involved, with his Vegas-based Graffiti Mansion likewise getting raided by the FBI.

With Armani having plead guilty to pandering (read: pimping) and attempted battery with substantial bodily harm, many fans feel that Paul may have suffered from involvement with his manager-of-sorts due to his shady history.

It is important to note that nothing has been set in stone just yet, so take these theories with a large grain of salt; although it doesn’t look like Izadi is too bothered by the FBI raid, according to his Instagram posts.

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For now, fans will have to watch and wait for more information to come out of arguably YouTube’s biggest scandal to date.

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David Dobrik calls police after “scary” stalker keys his assistant’s car

Published: 8/Oct/2020 23:46

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik is one of the internet’s most famous content creators — but living in the limelight isn’t always a cake walk, as he discovered after one of his viewers began stalking his home.

Boasting well over 18 million subscribers on YouTube, it comes as little surprise that Dobrik receives the occasional unwanted visitor at his house, which has happened several times before.

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However, this latest incident took a dark turn, as revealed during an episode of Dobrik and Jason Nash’s ‘VIEWS’ podcast in early October where the star revealed one viewer took things a little too far.

During the episode, Dobrik explained that the fan — a young woman in her “early twenties” — had sat outside of his home on the street curb for two days before banging on the door, yelling his name.

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In an episode of his VIEWS podcast with Jason Nash, David Dobrik revealed a disturbing encounter with a woman who was stalking him.

After Dobrik went outside to investigate, he reported that the viewer suffered from appeared to be a “panic attack” and quickly shouted “Nevermind, you can’t help me,” before “storming” out of his driveway.

Understandably concerned, Dobrik and company followed the woman, to no avail — but a day later, a neighbor texted the YouTuber that someone had keyed his assistant, Natalie’s, Ford Bronco.

The vehicle (pictured below) was etched with symbols, according to Dobrik, which included his name written in odd lettering.

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Upon investigating the car, David found that the woman was nearby, claiming she wanted to “apologize” — but quickly became what he described as “scary,” prompting him to call law enforcement for help in case things got sticky.

Luckily, the star was adamant that he didn’t want to “get her in trouble” but instead wanted her to “get help,” to which she agreed.

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While waiting on the police to arrive, Dobrik asked the woman why she’d stalked him, to which she replied: “He told me to just go for it.”

As for who “he” was? Dobrik claimed she said it was “the guy inside my head,” who told her that “if I came here, everything would be answered.”

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Thankfully, the police were “super f**king nice” when they arrived and took the woman to a hospital, prompting a hilarious chat with an officer who advised Dobrik to change his name on social media — something he replied he was a “little late” for.

While this is far from the first time an internet celebrity has been outright stalked, it’s good to know that this situation ended peacefully, with Dobrik understanding that his stalker didn’t have bad intentions, but merely needed help.