YouTube halts Russell Brand channel revenues after sexual assault allegations

2023-09-19 11:17:06  • 3 mins

Key Points

  • YouTube has suspended advertising on comedian and actor Russell Brand's YouTube channel, who faces multiple allegations of sexual assault.
  • Brand has strongly denied all allegations of illegal behavior and said his relationships were consensual.
  • "If a creator's off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action," a YouTube spokesperson said.

Russell Brand leaves the Troubabour Wembley Park theatre in north-west London after performing a comedy set on Saturday September 16, 2023. He faces claims about his sexual behaviour at the height of his fame. He has vehemently denied the allegations.

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YouTube said Tuesday it had suspended monetization on the channel of actor and comedian Russell Brand, who faces multiple allegations of sexual assault.

This prevents playing advertisements alongside his videos, which usually generate money for the content creator in proportion to their view count.

Brand, who has predominantly exited mainstream media to become an internet commentator in recent years, has 6.61 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel.

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