YouTube stops Russell Brand making money from his videos
Following multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault against Russell Brand, YouTube has temporarily blocked him from making money from his videos.
According to YouTube, it has suspended monetization on Russell Brand’s channel for violating its Creator Responsibility policy, which sets standards for how creators should behave on and off the platform.
According to the statement, “if a creator’s off-platform behavior damages our customers, employees, or ecosystem, we will take action to protect them.”.
According to YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet, the action was taken after serious allegations were made against the comedian last weekend.
In the same day, the BBC said it would remove some online content regarding Brand because it fell “below public expectations.”
In a joint investigation published on Saturday by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4, four women accused Brand of sexually assaulting them between 2006 and 2013. According to one of the women, Brand was 31 when the alleged assault occurred in London when she was 16.
A video posted to Brand’s verified Instagram account on Friday preemptively denied the allegations.
Brand stated in his video that among these astonishing, rather baroque attacks were some very serious allegations that he refuted.
Recently, Brand has focused on his YouTube channel, which has been accused of promoting conspiracy theories, including some related to Coronavirus.
Additionally, YouTube said its governance procedures prohibit creators from using new or alternative channels to “circumvent [its] enforcement decision” and generate income elsewhere.