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The mother of a California teen has claimed that her daughter and several other girls were drugged at a party hosted by controversial YouTuber Jake Paul.
Paul, 22, hosted a star-studded birthday bash for rapper Desiigner on Saturday night, TMZ reports. Posting to a private Facebook page titled “Moms of Conejo Valley,” a woman wrote that her daughter was “at a party in Calabasas last night for YouTube Jake Paul” and was drugged there, Page Six reports.
“She ended up in the hospital with eight other girls who had been drugged and ended up at West Hills Hospital incoherent,” she wrote, according to a screenshot captured by Instagram account, @HereForTheTea2. The girls were “half naked and unable to walk or talk,” she claimed.
“They were made to sign a disclaimer at the door,” the post continued. “I’m sharing this in hopes that you will talk to your teens and young adults. I’m sharing this in hopes to help someone. I will be reporting this to the authorities.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has since confirmed that they are investigating the claims, as at least one individual has come forward to file a complaint related to the alleged incident, according to Page Six.
“We had a person who came forward,” Lt. Jennifer Seetoo said on Monday, according to the outlet. “She indicated she was drugged at this party on Saturday.”
While the investigation seems to be in its early stages, a spokesperson for the Lost Hills/Malibu police station did confirm to Buzzfeed News that a woman filed a complaint on Sunday night that she “blacked out” at Paul’s party and believes that she was drugged.
Authorities also confirmed to Buzzfeed News that they were called to Paul’s home that night to investigate a noise complaint, but confirmed that at least one person was arrested, and later released, for public intoxication. Similarly, the Los Angeles Fire Department's Station 68 reported that at least two “sick people” had to be taken to the hospital between the hours of 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., according to the outlet.
Station 68 reportedly wrote on Instagram that they’d “spent the majority of Saturday night transporting multiple patients from a party thrown by YouTuber @jakepaul,” but that post was later deleted, according to the Daily Mail.
Paul’s attorney, Larry Stein, issued a brief statement to TMZ on Monday addressing the unsavory allegations.
“We take this claim very seriously, and are working with authorities to make absolutely sure we do our part to uncover the truth,” he said.
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