YouTube has seen Russell Brand demonetized after sexual assault claims because he disobeyed their “creator responsibility policy.”
Following claims that Russell Brand sexually assaulted three women and one other between 2006 and 2013, YouTube demonetized Brand’s channel. The allegations were un-alleged for ten years until Brand made an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show six weeks ago.
Brand, 48, disputed “serious criminal allegations” in a video made public before the Sunday Times published the accusations. He also claimed that despite his history of promiscuity, all of his relationships “were absolutely, always consensual.”
YouTube claims that Brand’s channel’s monetization was halted because he disobeyed their “creator responsibility policy.”
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A YouTube representative told Deadline: “If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees, or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.”
His content will remain on YouTube, but he will no longer be able to make money from the videos, which lean heavily into internet conspiracies about politics, Covid, and UFOs.
Sara McCorquodale, chief executive of social media analysis agency CORQ, told The Guardian that Brand makes an estimated £2,000 ($2,500) to £4,000 per video, which would equate to up to £1M a year if he published five a week. -Deadline
There are 6.6M subscribers on Brand’s channel. Tech writer Chris Stokel-Walker claims that Brand might earn up to $1M annually on his YouTube videos.
According to a statement made by the Metropolitan Police on Monday, Brand was the subject of a “report of sexual assault” in 2003. His accuser claims she was abused in London’s Soho.
The BBC has declared that it has started looking into Brand.
“We’ve reviewed that content and made a considered decision to remove some of it, having assessed that it now falls below public expectations,” a spokesperson said.
Before making the switch to Hollywood, Brand gained fame in the early 2000s as a stand-up comedian and a presenter of shows.
Brand has faced a strong defense as a result of the puzzling timing of his #MeToo allegations as his fame grows to the right.