Russell Brand’s videos on YouTube have been demonetized by the streaming channel, preventing it from earning ad revenue from them, as fallout from sexual assault allegations continues.
Over the weekend, Brand was publicly accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women over a seven-year period. According to a joint investigation conducted by Sunday time, The temperature And Dispatchesthe women claimed they were sexually assaulted between 2006 and 2013. At the time, Brand was a radio and television presenter in the UK and an actor in Hollywood.
Brand denied the allegations and said in a video posted Friday on X, formerly Twitter, that his relationships had been “always consensual.” He also said he seriously refutes “these very serious criminal allegations.”
As the fallout from the allegations continues, YouTube announced that it has suspended Brand’s monetization on its platform in order to “protect” its users.
“We have suspended monetization on Russell Brand’s channel for violating our Creator Responsibility Policy,” the platform announced on Tuesday. “If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees, or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.”
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