Controversial YouTube star Jake Paul is in the hot seat again, this time for hosting a massive party at his California mansion Saturday — despite renewed COVID-19 restrictions in the Golden State.
Wild video footage from the bash posted to social media and later by obtained by FOX 11 in Los Angeles shows dozens of people without masks and packed into Paul’s Calabasas home.
“It’s really just a party acting like COVID does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed,” Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub told the news station.
“They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning,” the mayor said.
Video from the bash shows partygoers boozing it up and crowding together, rolling dice on a ping pong table with wads of cash nearby in one clip, and in another showing three women dangling from the bucket of a backhoe sitting in Paul’s yard.
Weintraub told FOX 11 that her office received several complaints about the party.
“It wasn’t just myself who was outraged, it was everyone who saw the video,” she said.
Paul, 23, made headlines in early June after getting charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly for allegedly disregarding police orders to film looting at an Arizona mall.
The social media influencer’s weekend party came two days before California Gov. Gavin Newsom reversed much of the state’s reopening efforts as coronavirus cases soared in the state.
California was averaging more than 8,000 new cases a day as of Sunday — more than double the total from a month ago.
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