- Jake Paul’s L.A.-based creative incubator Team 10 is reportedly facing some difficulties.
- Team 10 has lost some employees in recent months, including its CEO, as well as one of Paul’s longtime friends.
- The rumour is that the behaviour of Greg Paul, father to Jake, is putting employees off and fostering a hostile working environment.
- Another rumour holds that Greg Paul wants Jake to merge his business with that of his brother, the infamous YouTube star Logan Paul.
Last year, Vine star and YouTube celebrity Jake Paul formed Team 10, an incubator focused on turning top YouTube talent into money-making superstars. Now, the infamous YouTube star’s creative empire might be in trouble, according to a report by Polygon.
In recent months, it’s been reported that multiple employees of Team 10 have left the company, including CEO Nick Crompton and Paul’s longtime friend, Chance Sutton. In a statement published to Twitter, Crompton said that he decided to quit Team 10 because of “internal changes…that I don’t agree with.” Sutton posted a similar statement to Twitter, writing, “…it is in the best interest for the future of my career that I start to focus on myself.”
The group, which is reportedly housed in Paul’s $US7 million mansion overlooking Los Angeles, is riddled by controversy and rumours – rumours that are largely circulated by YouTube gossip channels like Keemstar and Drama Alert.
One piece of gossip holds that Paul might be merging his business with that of his older brother, controversial YouTuber Logan Paul. According to Keemstar, Greg Paul, father to Jake and Logan, has “completely taken over” his sons’ businesses, with an eye towards pushing forward a merger of the two.
The rumour mill also holds that Greg Paul is difficult to work with, and allegedly promotes a hostile working environment, further complicating the situation.
“Apparently Greg Paul doesn’t know how to act,” Keemstar said in a YouTube video, as reported by Polygon. “He’s calling people ‘wh—s’ and ‘c–ts’ and derogatory terms at work.”
Representatives for Team 10 did not respond to a request for comment at the time of publication.
Read the full story over at Polygon here.
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