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YouTube suspends Russell Brand from advert income

BBC News

By Paul Glynn & Tom Gerken

September 19, 2023

YouTube has suspended Russell Brand’s channels from making money from adverts for “violating” its “creator responsibility policy”.

The video platform said it was taking action “to protect” its users.

Meanwhile, the BBC said it had removed some programmes featuring the comedian and actor from its streaming services.

It comes after he was accused of rape and sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013. He denies the claims, saying his relationships were “always consensual”.

The BBC said it had removed some content that “now falls below public expectations” from iPlayer and BBC Sounds.