YouTube stops letting Russell Brand earn money on the platform

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A screenshot of Russell Brand in a YouTube video
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YouTube has blocked Russell Brand from making money off the videos posted to his channel, as reported earlier by The New York Times. The decision to demonetize Brand’s account comes just days after several reports detailing sexual assault allegations against the actor emerged.

Last week, a joint investigation from The Times of London, The Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches found that four women accused Brand of sexual assault and abuse. Brand has since posted a video on YouTube refuting the allegations, calling them a “coordinated attack.”

While Brand has become known for his career as an actor and comedian, he has also amassed a large following on YouTube, with over 62 million subscribers. Many of his more recent videos focus on…

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