A clip of YouTuber/ Boxer Jake Paul recently surfaced online to a lot of buzz via TikTok. The 23-year old was seen breaking down in tears. He also stated that he was dealing with multiple lawsuits.
This led to rampant rumors online, as fans began to assume that one of the lawsuits had been initiated by MMA star Conor McGregor. Here are some of the conspiracy theories on Twitter:
After some digging, it was found that the clip in question is actually over 10 months old. The clip was part of his brother's Impaulsive podcast.
As is often the case these days, several users were quick to jump the gun that Conor McGregor had sued Jake Paul for his distasteful comments concerning McGregor's wife, Dee Devlin.
Twitter reacts to a 10-month old clip of Jake Paul crying
Back in February 2020, Jake Paul appeared on his brother Logan Paul's Impaulsive podcast. He addressed the stress of having to deal with multiple lawsuits. Jake Paul ultimately broke down on camera.
"It goes back to people attacking Jake Paul and wanting to see me fail for literally like f*****g nothing. Like, they're suing me for something I didn't do. It's the most bulls*it thing and I literally had to pay them a lot of f*****g money for no reason."
Jake Paul's voice finally cracks under the weight of all the emotions, before he is comforted by his brother.
This particular clip was resurfacing recently on TikTok. It led to speculation that Jake Paul is referring to Conor McGregor.
Of late, the YouTuber has been calling out McGregor online, even going after his wife Dee Devlin.
As is often the case on the internet, too much information can lead to misinformation and fake news.
While Jake Paul did get sued for assault recently, no legal action by Conor McGregor has been taken against him.
Published 04 Jan 2021, 19:52 IST