As well as posting on his own YouTube channel, he has run the Impaulsive podcast since November , which currently has over 2. Paul gained a following in , posting sketches on the video-sharing application Vine. The fight ended in a majority draw. In the subsequent rematch , which was a professional bout , Paul lost to KSI by split decision. Paul has been involved in several controversies, most notably in relation to a visit to Japan, during which he filmed the corpse of a man who had hanged himself and posted the footage on his YouTube channel. By the time Paul attended college, his YouTube channel had attained a modest following via the platform Vine. Paul rose to fame as a member on the Internet video sharing service Vine. A YouTube compilation video of his Vine work garnered more than four million views the first week it was posted.
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Scottsdale police announced that Paul participated in the unrest and would be charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly. But on Wednesday, officials said those charges would be dropped because of a federal investigation into the incident. Law enforcement sources said several weapons were found on the property. Paul has denied any wrongdoing and said he was merely trying to find people protesting the death of George Floyd.
The FBI said the raid was tied to an incident in May in which Paul allegedly was involved in some kind of disturbance at an Arizona shopping mall. Search warrants were also served in Nevada and Arizona. 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. Details about the investigation were not released, but sources said the early-morning raid was related to a June riot at an Arizona mall in which police say Paul was involved. Agents trained to make high-risk entries are used when intelligence suggests there are weapons or people who authorities believe could become violent on the premises. Sources said multiple firearms were found on the property. In June, Arizona police announced he would face misdemeanor charges following a riot at a mall outside Phoenix. Paul, 23, was identified as a participant in the melee at Scottsdale Fashion Square and was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, the Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement at the time. Paul said he was merely trying to find people protesting the death of George Floyd , according to the Associated Press. On Wednesday, officials in Arizona said they were dropping all charges against Paul, and two other men — Arman Izadi and Andrew Leon — in connection with the mall riot.
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