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Former Team 10 member says Jake Paul was the one to try to steal his YouTube channel
One of the most interesting revelations that emerged from the fifth episode of Shane Dawson’s documentary on Jake Paul was when the mega-popular YouTube star accused his longtime friend of stealing a Team 10 YouTube channel by changing the password.
But Chance Sutton, who announced his departure from Paul’s social media incubator group in May, responded forcefully on Tuesday, saying he didn’t steal the gaming channel he used to share with current Team 10 member Anthony Trujillo.
In a tweet, Sutton said Team 10 actually tried to steal the channel from him and called Paul’s claim “the biggest lie.”
Sutton said the night before he left the group, he added his personal email address as a manager of the account so Team 10 couldn’t cut him out of the channel, which currently has 2.6 million subscribers.
“Literally, the very next thing that happens is the YouTube channel password is changed, ” Sutton wrote. “I get at text from Anthony saying ‘Sorry I changed the password Jake and Greg [Paul, Jake’s father] told me to do it’ but since I was a manager I was able to still go in and change the password again and log everyone else out.”
Sutton also said he’s still willing to share the channel with Trujillo but that Trujillo has declined because he now has control of a secondary Jake Paul account. Sutton posted a text message conversation to prove his version of the story.
For the record. pic.twitter.com/uoMibVfx0N
— Chance (@imchancesutton) October 9, 2018
In a subsequent tweet, he wrote, “It’s so shocking how many of you believed I stole it right away. Like everything that’s said is always true?! Be smarter about what you believe on the internet.”
In his chat with Dawson that posted on Monday, Paul had harsh words for those who left Team 10, even for a longtime friend like Sutton.
“Everyone who’s left has used us,” Paul said. “I don’t think they realize they used us. But when these people come into Team 10, I give them everything: managers, agents, house, food, money, places to live, fame, cameramen, editors, brand deals. Everything. I give it to them. Then, they forget where they came from after a couple of months, and they’re like, ‘Oh, I can do this on my own. Why is Team 10 taking a percentage of my earnings?’”
In this case, though, Sutton had the receipts to disprove Paul’s claim.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.