YouTube star under fire for party during COVID-19 pandemic

Videos show dozens of people packed into the Calabasas, California, mansion of Jake Paul, defying social distancing guidelines.
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crackdown on massive parties during the pandemic. Videos posted on social media show YouTube star Jake Paul's California mansion and you see it right there. It was just a massive party. The mayor of calabasas is now promising to take action. Kaylee Hartung is in California with the latest. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning, George. We have talked about the cringeworthy and so-called concept of the covid parties before. In California where cases are surging there seems to be video evidence of a party that's so over the top you have to see it to believe it. Controversial YouTube star Jake Paul under fire this morning for recklessly defying the rules in the city of calabasas. They're holding under the bulldozer like it's a bull. Reporter: Showing dozens of people packed into the 23-year-old's mansion in the upscale hills of calabasas playing drinking games. Dancing and, yes, that's an excavator. The crowd appearing to completely disregard safety precautions. No social distancing. No masks. The videos outraging the city's mayor. I really could not believe that an event like this was taking place. We expect everyone in our community to act responsibly because we're in this together and we just cannot show such disregard. Reporter: While she hopes the backlash Paul is facing will deter any future parties she says there will be repercussions for Paul or anyone else hosting parties against health orders. We're looking at all available options that we have from the city side and we're also working with the sheriff's station to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again in our community. That there is a zero tolerance for parties like this. I'm young. I'm reckless. I'm going to do what I want. Reporter: Young people flagrantly ignoring health protocols captured coast to coast. In Washington state. If we go back and close to stage one I'm still going to go out. Reporter: And New York City. but New York City deejay Greer gray says the risk of working these parties isn't worth it. I feel for people who need the money but your audience's safety isn't your first concern you need to get another job because that's number one. Reporter: Jake Paul has made a name for himself on social media by being controversial and garnered millions of followers along the way. Since that video surfaced, he's declined our request for George. Kaylee, thanks very much. Let's bring in Dan Abrams for more on this. Dan, we're seeing these mask mandates pop up across the country right now. Bans on parties like the one we saw at Jake Paul's mansion but how do you enforce those rules? Yeah, that's going to come down to the local municipalities. Each one is going to have to decide how aggressively they want to enforce them. When you hear the mayor of calabasas say there's going fob a zero tolerance policy you presume there really could be even arrests if this happened. Remember, the goal here from law enforcement is not to punish, it's to prevent. It's to protect and so their first goal is if there is some kind of party like this, break it up. End it. Get people away from each other. But if people are flaunting the law, particularly in areas where you're seeing increases in covid I think you're also going to see increases in more aggressive efforts by law enforcement as well. We saw it here in rockland county, New York, they issued subpoenas to partygoers so they could do the contact tracing. Again, that's difficult to enforce. Reporter: Yeah, but that was a very interesting way to force people to at least answer questions. Right? That was a case where they were calling people and they were hanging up on them on the phone. You had people who were lying about whether they were at the parties, et cetera, and so new York said, you know what, we need eight of you to come in here and answer our questions and by issuing a subpoena, if you refuse that subpoena, you could be fined. Look, I think as this increases more and more across the country, the focus is going to be more on prevention, stopping these events from happening rather than necessarily just trying to deal with it after the fact.

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