Jake Paul's Calabasas Home Searched by FBI

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Jake Paul's home in Calabasas, California, was searched by the FBI on Wednesday morning. In a statement to ET, a spokesperson for the FBI confirmed they executed a search warrant at a house in Calabasas, though information is sealed. ET has learned that the residence does belong to Paul.

At this time, it is unclear why authorities searched his home.

"The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation," the statement reads. "The affidavit in support of the search warrant has been sealed by a judge and I am, therefore, prohibited from commenting as to the nature of the investigation. No arrests are planned."

ET has reached out to Paul's reps for comment.

The 23-year-old YouTube star -- who's no stranger to controversy -- also had a run-in with the law in June when he was charged with unlawfully entering and remaining inside the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in Arizona when it was closed. Paul had participated in a protest over the death of George Floyd, and ABC 7 reported at the time that law enforcement said he "was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by police." He was charged with two misdemeanors, criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Scottsdale Police Department revealed that misdemeanor charges for Paul, Arman Izadi and Andrew Leon related to their involvement in the Scottsdale Fashion Square riots in May are being dismissed without prejudice. 

"The Scottsdale Police Department and Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office are coordinating with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona and the FBI to ensure that justice is served regarding criminal acts at Scottsdale Fashion Square on May 30, 2020," they said in a statement. "It has been decided that in the cases charging Jake Paul, Arman Izadi and Andrew Leon it is in the best interest of the community to dismiss misdemeanor charges without prejudice so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed. Scottsdale retains the option to refile charges depending on the outcome of the federal investigation." 

Paul previously issued a statement in response to the backlash that occurred after a video surfaced of him amid looters. The footage showed people vandalizing a P.F. Chang's restaurant at the Fashion Square mall, and Paul was also seen walking inside the shopping center as more looting took place.

"Neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism," he wrote. "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 us being tear-gassed for filming the events and brutality that were unfolding in Arizona."

Paul continued, "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 neighborhood we traveled through; we were strictly documenting, not engaging."

Further defending himself, he added, "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."

Paul also recently faced backlash for throwing a big party in his Calabasas mansion amid a rising number of coronavirus cases in the state. Videos of the party surfaced on social media, showing the packed bash with neither social distancing measures in place nor attendees wearing masks.

ET spoke to Paul in May, when he admitted that his marriage to fellow internet personality Tana Mongeau was fake and gave an update on his relationship with model Julia Rose. Watch the video below for more:

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