Russell Brand: YouTube suspends star's channels from making money from adverts

2023-09-19 08:07:04  • 3 mins

By Paul Glynn

Entertainment reporter

YouTube has suspended Russell Brand's channels from making money from adverts for "violating" its "creator responsibility policy".

The video platform said it was taking action "to protect" its users.

It comes after the Metropolitan Police received a report of an alleged sexual assault in 2003, in the wake of further allegations about the star.

Over the weekend the comedian and actor was accused of rape and sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, which he denies.

"If a creator's off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action," a YouTube spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The move also comes after the remaining shows of Brand's Bipolarisation tour were postponed.

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In recent years, the former TV and radio personality has repositioned himself, posting regular videos about spirituality, anti-establishment politics and, recently, UFOs, to his 6.6 million subscribers.

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