News & Opinion | July 16, 2020 10:27 am

Calabasas Mayor Cracks Down on Large Gatherings After YouTuber Jake Paul’s Massive Party

"Something like this will not happen again."

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Party's over.
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YouTube star Jake Paul stirred up controversy last weekend, hosting a giant party at his Calabasas mansion with nary a face mask in sight.

Photos and footage of the day-long event shared on social media reveal the party was attended by maskless influencers and stars who appeared to be drinking, dancing, swinging from heavy machinery, and generally not socially distancing.

Word of the shindig found its way to Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub, who was far from pleased.

“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,” Weintraub told Fox 11. “It’s really just a party acting like COVID does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed.”

The Mayor added that she received many angry phone calls about the rowdy gathering, while Fox 11 received a video of the event from nearby residents.

“It wasn’t just myself who was outraged, it was everyone who saw the video,” said Weintraub.

In response, Weintraub has announced she will be collaborating with law enforcement to shut down future pandemic-era ragers.

“No gatherings will be tolerated like this,” she said. “Something like this will not happen again.”

In an email to Insider, Weintraub expounded on the move, announcing a “zero-tolerance” policy for large gatherings in Calabasas that violate COVID-era health orders. “I am committed to keeping our community safe and we are working with the Lost Hills Sheriff Station to ensure enforcement,” she said.

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