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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.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!