YouTube pulls ads from Russell Brand’s channel after sexual assault allegations
YouTube has suspended monetisation on Russell Brand’s channel following allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
The company said it was taking action “to protect” its users, and monetisation would be dropped on “all channels that may be owned or operated” by Brand.
“If a creator’s off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action,” said a YouTube spokesperson on Tuesday (19 September), in a statement given to PinkNews.
The comedian was accused of rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse over a seven-year period, by four women, following an investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
Since the allegations came to light, a fifth person has come forward with similar claims.
Brand has denied the allegations and