Jake Paul reveals reason for FBI raid, debunks "absurd" rumors - Dexerto

Jake Paul reveals reason for FBI raid, debunks “absurd” rumors

Published: 12/Aug/2020 21:03 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 22:05

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and Team 10 founder Jake Paul has finally spoken out about the FBI raid at his home in Calabasas, California on August 5, and is hitting back at speculation and rumors surrounding the shocking incident.

While Paul has been largely silent in wake of the raid — in which officers found a “small militia’s” worth of weapons — the YouTuber has now broken his silence regarding the matter, and was quick to debunk fan speculation.


In a short video on August 12, Paul clarified that the FBI raid was “entirely related” to his appearance at a looting in Scottsdale, Arizona in May, and had nothing to do with any other claims that critics may be tossing around.

Paul also spoke out regarding theories that the matter might be related to his pseudo-manager, Armani Izadi, who previously plead guilty to pandering and battery.


“There are rumors about it having to do with so many other things that have nothing to do with me or my character,” he explained. “The s**t that people are making up is absolutely absurd.”

“That being said, when I become aware of someone around me who is doing malicious things, they are immediately cut out of my life,” he continued. “I don’t put up with bulls**t, I don’t surround myself with bad people, and if someone does something bad, they will be removed from my life.”

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Paul’s statement follows claims from a YouTuber that Izadi had allegedly sexually assaulted her at the Team 10 mansion, as told in an interview with Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR on August 6.

Although the youngest Paul brother did not mention this directly, many fans are theorizing that his pointed statement may have to do with the allegations surrounding Izadi — although, for now, Jake is focusing on boxing, music, and creating content.


“I couldn’t be more determined and ready for that fight,” he said, speaking on his upcoming bout with former NBA pro Nate Robinson. “It’s gonna be one of the biggest moments of my life.”


Paul’s video follows his recent activity on Instagram, where he unfollowed all accounts aside from boxing legend Mike Tyson and the FBI – although whether or not this is a darkly humorous response to the current fiasco remains to be seen.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more on this developing story.


TikToker claims David Dobrik stole his designs for Dispo app

Published: 14/Oct/2020 1:19

by Bill Cooney


A popular TikToker is claiming that he came up with the design rebrand for YouTube Star David Dobrik’s ‘Dispo’ photo app, and even met with the influencer before seeing his ideas used in the final product.

Dobrik’s ‘Disposable’ app came out in December 2019, and was recently rebranded as ‘Dispo,’ a photo-sharing social media app with a retro spin on your regular Instagram clone. 


Instead of being able to see and edit your pictures instantly, you have to wait until 9 AM the next day for them to “develop,” and can’t touch them up beforehand – much like a disposable film camera, hence the name.

Despite the creative idea, Dobrik is coming under fire from those who think he stole some of the designs for his Dispo rebrand from TikToker ‘karimxismail,’ based on a series of TikToks posted before the app came out.

@karimxismail@daviddobrik consider this series my job application 😊 part 2 is already up! ##fyp ##dreamjob ##disposable♬ OUT OF TIME – Luke Elgie

Back on Sept. 18, Ismail posted what was basically a five-part video application attempting to get the attention of Dobrik to work on Dispo, a name he suggests during the above clip.

The YouTuber even commented on one of Ismail’s TikToks a day later on Sept. 19 calling his ideas “dope,” adding further credibility to his side of the story where he got completely cut out of the deal.

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Dobrik’s Reply to Ismail on Sept. 19.

Neither mentioned the project again until news broke that Dispo had received a $4 million investment from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s venture fund.

@karimxismailReply to @daviddobrik YES, IT’S HAPPENING… together, let’s build the platform WE want ##fyp ##dreamjob ##daviddobrik♬ OUT OF TIME – Luke Elgie

Shortly after that announcement, Karim posted two TikToks detailing his experience with Dobrik ahead of the brand’s reveal, claiming he met with the YouTuber and Natalie Mariduena, Dobrik’s assistant and business partner. According to him, both saw his ideas/designs and “loved them.”

But after a “brief correspondence,” Karim said that the team told him they were “going in a different direction.” He noted that Dobrik and his team did trademark the Dispo name six days after his initial video, but he doesn’t seem to be upset with David for potentially using his idea at all.

@karimxismailIt’s all love over here guys, let’s stay positive! ##fyp ##dreamjob ##daviddobrik♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

“They said they came up with it first,” Karim said about the Dispo name. “Whatever the names end up being, I know David would never take the features or designs I created. Now let me make it abundantly clear, I was a David Dobrik fan and I still am.”


As one would expect, some debate has broken out on social media between those who think the YouTuber shamelessly swiped the name and those who are adamant in defending Dobrik’s credibility.

However, Dobrik himself hasn’t commented on the issue at the time of writing, and as this scandal doesn’t seem likely to derail Dispo, we wouldn’t count on him saying anything at all.