Logan Paul sues a YouTube PI

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Logan Paul is suing Coffeezilla for defamation. Will his argument hold up in court?

The lawsuit: Logan Paul is taking Coffeezilla to court. A defamation lawsuit filed by the creator-turned-wrestler argues that investigative YouTuber Stephen Findeisen (aka Coffeezilla) knowingly “perpetuated the false narrative” that Paul “defrauded his own fans” through his CryptoZoo project.

The context: The venture in question was announced by Paul in 2021, and offered buyers “eggs” in exchange for Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrency. Those eggs were supposed to hatch into creatures of varying value—but the gamified aspect of CryptoZoo never materialized.

  • Paul eventually agreed to buy back CryptoZoo purchases for a total of $2.3 million, and then sued co-founders Eduardo Ibanez and Jake Greenbaum.

The allegations: Findeisen has been a vocal critic of CryptoZoo since the project’s early days, when he described Paul as a scammer. The creator has since uploaded at least six related videos, triggering responses from Paul that ranged from threats of legal action to an unexpected apology.

  • That apology might have been the end of Paul and Coffeezilla’s feud—if the latter creator had stopped making videos about CryptoZoo.

  • Instead, Paul’s lawsuit claims that Findeisen continued framing him as a con artist “despite knowing it to be…utterly false” and purposely downplayed “scores of contemporaneous internal text messages” showing Paul’s good intentions for CryptoZoo.

The potential outcome: Legal threats are nothing new for Coffeezilla, who has earned a reputation as YouTube’s foremost “internet detective.” But according to commentator Spencer Cornelia and lawyer Rob Freund, Paul’s case might actually hold up in court.

  • The key is Findeisen’s alleged knowledge of any falsehoods spread through his videos. In most defamation cases, defendants must prove that untrue statements were premeditated—meaning Findeisen could be in a pickle if Paul’s argument about “internal text messages” rings true.


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Top 3 Branded Videos: Has AI already turned the web into a wasteland?

It was an unusual week in the world of viral branded videos. AI companies ruled the rankings alongside AI’s biggest critics, while frequent chart-toppers MrBeast, Mark Rober, and Kurzgesagt – In A Nutshell were nowhere to be found.

Check out the Top 3 videos from Gospel Stats’ latest Weekly Brand Report to decide for yourself whether AI is winning or wrecking the internet:

🥇 Drew Gooden x SoFi: AI is ruining the internet
From taking Ninja’s entire Masterclass to exposing the truth of rigged arcade games, Drew Gooden fully commits to his investigations. The creator’s 30-minute takedown of AI is no exception. 

  • 4 million viewers can attest to the strength of Gooden’s evidence, which touches on everything from the cannibalization of Google Search to abominations like the AI lady portrayed above.

🥈 sinisterbart x Poly.AI: GOJO MEETS SUPER SENIOR GOJO?!
Poly.AI would probably disagree with the takeaway of Gooden’s video. The seven-year-old company is the sponsor behind sinisterbart’s tenth-ever video, and promises to deliver “the world’s most lifelike voice AI.”

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🥉 PewDiePie x Saily: I BROKE the Golden RULE in Minecraft…
PewDiePie didn’t choose a side in this week’s AI wars, but he did experience defeat at the hands (branches?) of a virtual berry bush. The gaming vet reeled in 3 million views for eSIM service Saily by treating viewers to twenty-odd minutes of Minecraft gameplay.

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