Site claims Logan Paul's manager paid them to leak story on YouTuber Shane Dawson
site claims Logan Paul’s manager paid them to create story on Shane Dawson(Picture: YouTube, WireImage, Getty)

Logan Paul’s manager reportedly paid website Pop Blast to release a video calling fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson a Paedophile.

Last week old audio of a Shane Dawson pod cast surfaced in which he seemed to admit to googling naked babies and finding a six-year-old sexy, and YouTube channel Pop Blast created a compilation of clips of the star and called him a paedophile.

He later claimed they had been poor taste jokes and was disgusted such a word had been used to describe him, also slamming PopBlast for taking his words out of context.

PopBlast then renamed the video, before deleting it, and later posted another video titled ‘receipts’. In it, a screen shot was shown of a Paypal receipt from a Jeffrey Levin for $6,500 (£4,700) who is Logan Paul’s manager, with the site claiming they were paid to release the story about Shane Dawson.

Site claims Logan Paul's manager paid them to leak story on YouTuber Shane Dawson
PopBlast claim to have a receipt from Logan Paul’s manager (PIcture: YouTube)

However, Shane Dawson himself has said he doesn’t believe Logan Paul’s people are behind it, and YouTube has now removed the PopBlast channel.

Shane wrote: ‘I genuinely think someone was trying to make a conspiracy theory about me in real time. uploading clues, hints, etc. i don’t believe logan’s people had anything to do with it. it seems almost scripted. it’s all very fascinating. gotta love the internet!’

As well as banning PopBlast, YouTube has now made moves to distance itself from Logan, who is thought to have made a £10million fortune on his videos, by putting its projects related to him on hold.

This move will affect the YouTuber’s bank balance, as he is also being removed from the Google Preferred channels- the platform which gives companies the ability to sell ads on videos produced by the top five percent of YouTube creators.

Site claims Logan Paul's manager paid them to leak story on YouTuber Shane Dawson
This move will affect the YouTuber’s bank balance, as he is also being removed from the Google Preferred channels- the platform which gives companies the ability to sell ads on videos (Picture: Getty Images)

Speaking to ET, a spokeman for YouTube said: ‘In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred. Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season 4 of Foursome and his new Originals are on hold.’

Logan starred as the older brother of Jenn McAllister’s character, Andie, on Foursome, which is now into its third series on Red, YouTube’s ad-free subscription streaming service. His original project, Logan’s The Thinning: New World Order was announced in November and expected to drop on Red later this year – however, its future now looks uncertain.

The YouTube sensation, who received a strike to his channel for his controversial video which violated a YouTube policy (three strikes within a three-month period results in YouTube terminating the account), was allowed to keep his account with 15 million subscribers.

The 22-year-old actor and vlogger sparked worldwide outrage when he filmed a spot in Japan’s infamous Aokigahara Forest (suicide forest), which saw him laughing as a dead man’s corpse was picture in hanging from a tree in he background.

The day after it was posted, after receiving backlash from fans, celebrities and the public on social media he issued two apologies and announced that he would be suspending his vlog temporarily to ‘take time to reflect’.

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