Russell Brand: YouTube suspends account monetization following allegations of rape and assault

In a statement to the PA news agency, a spokesperson for the Google-owned company said: “If a creator’s off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.”

The news comes after the remaining shows of Russell Brand’s Bipolarisation tour were postponed, and the Metropolitan Police received an allegation of sexual assault following media allegations about the comedian and actor.

Russell Brand’s YouTube account, which boasts 6.6 million subscribers, has been suspended from YouTube’s partner account due to “serious allegations against the creator.” As a result, the channel is no longer able to generate revenue from advertising on the platform.

The suspension applies to all channels owned or operated by Russell Brand, according to the statement.

The 48-year-old actor has been accused of rape, assault, and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013, during the height of his fame while working for the BBC, Channel 4, and starring in Hollywood films. These allegations follow a joint investigation by The Times, Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

Timeline of events around Russell Brand allegations

Brand has strongly denied the allegations, which include claims of controlling, abusive, and predatory behavior.

According to a statement by the Met Police on Monday, they received an allegation of a sexual assault that occurred in 2003. The police are currently in contact with the woman and providing her with support. They are also working with The Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure anyone who believes they have been a victim of a sexual offense knows how to report it to the police.

A performance of Brand’s tour scheduled for Tuesday at the Theatre Royal Windsor in Berkshire was postponed. The show’s promoters released a statement saying, “We are postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows. We don’t like doing it, but we know you’ll understand.”

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Brand typically uploads new shows on the video platform Rumble on weekdays at 5pm, but there was no new episode on Monday. His most recent appearance was a short one on Friday when he denied the allegations published the following day.

In the joint investigation by The Times, Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches, allegations surfaced that Brand assaulted one woman when she was a 16-year-old schoolgirl, and another woman claimed he raped her against a

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