His online channel Russell Brand blocked YouTube today, the platform announced. Yes, this move was made so the actor can’t make money from Youtubefollowing accusations leveled against him for a series of sexual assaults.
The 48-year-old British former presenter and actor, who is currently active mainly on social networking sites, has denied the charges assuring that all his relations were “consensual” and reported a “coordinated attack” at the expense of.
Yesterday, London police announced that they had received a complaint against Russell Brand for a sexual assault allegedly committed 20 years ago, adding to their revelations four other women over the weekend.
Referring to the case revealed by the Sunday Times newspaper and Channel 4, the London police announced that on Sunday they were informed of a sexual assault allegedly committed by Brad in 2003 in Soho. Officers “are in contact with the woman” who made the complaint, a Scotland Yard spokesman said. “We continue to encourage anyone who believes they have been sexually assaulted, no matter how long ago it happened, to to contact us“, he added.
In the joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4, four women accused the actor of rape or sexual assault during the period 2006-13. At the time Brad was at the height of his career as a presenter on BBC radio and Channel 4 and as an actor in Hollywood.
His television and film career, first in Britain and then in the US, was marked by the his addiction to alcohol and heroinhim his brief marriage to singer Katy Perry and his tendency to he gloats about his conquests. He has recently ramped up his anti-vaccine, anti-major media conspiracy posts on his YouTube channel (6M subscribers) and X platform account (11M followers).
The case reached Downing Street, with the Prime Minister’s spokesman Rishi Sunak speaking of “very serious and disturbing charges». The media that Russell Brand worked for announced on Sunday that they will be conducting internal investigation for the charges leveled against him.
The YouTube, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc, announced that it had suspended monetization of Brad’s channel after the “violation” of the “creator’s civil liability”. “If a channel creator’s off-platform behavior harms users, employees, or the entire system, we take steps to protect the community,” said a YouTube spokesperson.
After the allegations against Brad came to light, any of his scheduled appearances were also cancelled.
Source: News Beast
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