Russell Brand YouTube Ad Revenue Halted Amidst Controversy

YouTube has suspended channels owned by Russell Brand from earning revenue through advertisements due to alleged violations of its “creator responsibility policy.” The platform has cited the action as a measure to safeguard its users.

Additionally, the BBC has removed certain programs featuring the comedian and actor from its streaming services.

This decision comes after allegations of rape and sexual assaults against Brand from 2006 to 2013. Brand has staunchly denied these claims, asserting that his relationships were always consensual.

The BBC clarified that it removed content that “falls below public expectations” from its platforms, including iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

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A spokesperson from YouTube stated on Tuesday, “If a creator’s off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees, or ecosystem, we take action.”

In recent years, Russell Brand, formerly known for his work in TV and radio, has shifted his focus, regularly sharing videos on topics such as spirituality, anti-establishment politics, and, more recently, UFOs, with his 6.6 million subscribers.

He also maintains a presence on other social media platforms like Instagram, X (Twitter), and Rumble.

YouTube’s decision to restrict his revenue streams applies to all channels potentially linked to the 48-year-old, including Awakening With Russell, Stay Free With Russell Brand, and Football Is Nice, which collectively boast around 500,000 subscribers.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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