Actor Russell Brand will no longer be able to make money from his YouTube channel after the platform accused him of violating its “accountability policy.”
The 48-year-old content creator typically creates around five videos a week for his 6.6 million subscribers; However, it looks like he can no longer make money from his videos due to the allegations against him.
Russell Brand could potentially lose millions after suspending YouTube advertising
Russell Brand’s videos are about everything from conspiracy theories to the Ukraine war to climate change to the pandemic. In many of these videos, he claims that headline-grabbing news is actually a distraction from what is “really” going on in the world.
According to the Daily Mail, the actor earned an estimated £1 million a year from his YouTube videos; However, this has now come to an end in view of the allegations made against him. Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse in several separate allegations between 2006 and 2013.
During this time he starred in Hollywood blockbusters and worked for the BBC and Channel 4. Brand maintained that all encounters were consensual and strongly denied the allegations made against him.
A YouTube spokesperson said this deadline that they blocked advertising on his channel and denied him “monetization” because he violated the company’s “Creator Responsibility Policy.” A spokesperson said: “When a YouTuber’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.”
Although his videos remain online, he will not be able to make any money from them.
The Met Police reported another allegation of sexual assault in 2003
On Monday, the Met Police reported that they had received further allegations against the actor as more women came forward to tell their stories. According to the Daily Mail, police officials released a statement saying: “On Sunday September 17th, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which allegedly took place in Soho, central London, in 2003. Officials are in contact with “I will support the woman and support her.”
“We first spoke to the Sunday Times on Saturday September 16 and have since taken further steps with the Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure that anyone who believes they have been a victim of a sexual offense knows “How to report this to the police,” they continued, noting that the woman who spoke to police had not spoken to The Sunday Times.
Russell Brand denied the allegations before they were made public
– Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 15, 2023
In a video captioned, “This is happening,” the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” actor vehemently denied the allegations he faced. He commented on the “very serious” criminal allegations against him, but was shocked by the “astonishing” and “pretty baroque attacks” on his character.
“The relationships I’ve had have absolutely always been consensual,” Brand said in comments transcribed by deadline. “I was always transparent back then, almost too transparent. And I’m making this transparent now.”
He said that his ability to express his opinion was being “turned into something criminal” and that there was a “serious and concerted agenda” to silence him because his YouTube videos were controversial.
“It was clear to me, or at least it seems to me, that there was a serious and concerted agenda to control these types of spaces and these types of voices,” he said. “I don’t mind them using my books and stand-up to talk about my promiscuous, consensual behavior in the past. What I seriously refute are these very, very serious criminal allegations.”
The actor also claimed he had witnesses with evidence that “directly contradicts the narrative that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct,” exclaimed Channel 4 and The Times newspaper.
The owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, Elon Musk, was one of the first to defend Brand, tweeting: “Of course. They don’t like competition” in the comments to his video. Other fans were quick to defend him by quoting a quote from Plato in Marauder Magazine that said, “No one is more hated than the one who speaks the truth.”