YouTube is reducing off Russell Model‘s money stream in response to rape and sexual assault allegations in opposition to him — the platform’s suspended him from being profitable off his movies.
A YouTube spokesperson mentioned on Tuesday it is suspending the comedian-turned-influencer’s account — which has over 6.6 million subscribers — which implies he will not be capable of money in on the advertisements that play earlier than and through his library of vids.
The corporate says Model violated its creator duty coverage — which, partially, says a creator’s off-platform conduct that is deemed doubtlessly dangerous to others may end up in YouTube taking motion.
This does not simply have an effect on Model’s most important channel, BTW … it additionally places the kibosh on his different accounts raking within the dough, like Awakening with Russell, Soccer Is Good, and Keep Free with Russell Model.
As we reported, Model is now dealing with claims from a number of ladies who declare to have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused by him from 2006 to 2013 … with one alleged sufferer saying mentioned she had poisonous interactions with him when she was simply 16 years outdated.
He was placed on blast in 2 items, revealed on Saturday by means of The Occasions (UK) and Channel 4. Model tried getting in entrance of the report by posting a video Friday on social media — together with his YT channel — saying all of his sexual encounters have been consensual.
FYI, the BBC has additionally pulled a few of Model’s exhibits from its Sounds and iPlayer platforms after the allegations got here to gentle — saying a few of his previous content material “now falls under public expectations.”