After sexual assault allegations were made against the actor and comedian Russell Brand, YouTube disabled the comedian and actor’s ability to monetise his main channel as well as his other, less popular channels. Brand, whose channel has 6.6 million users, has denied the allegations made by four unidentified women, which were uncovered in a joint investigation by British media outlets. Brand’s denial comes after the allegations were made public. After the claims were brought to light by the British media sources, Brand has stepped forward to deny the charges. According to the charges, the alleged attacks took place between the years of 2006 and 2013. There have been claims that Brand participated in sexual misconduct with individuals, including one occasion in which the complainant was under the age of consent in the UK and was in a relationship with Brand. Brand has denied all of these allegations. Another lady has come forward claiming that Brand sexually abused her in the year 2012 in the city of Los Angeles. YouTube stated that violations of its “creator responsibility policy” were the reason for the suspension; nevertheless, Brand has questioned whether or not the accusations are a part of a broader and more coordinated scheme.
Concerns have been expressed in relation to social networking sites that take action based on allegations that have not been shown to be factual, therefore performing the role of extra-legal arbiters of guilt and innocence in the process. In addition, Brand maintains a channel on Rumble, a video-sharing network that does not adhere to the mindset of canceling memberships; his channel on Rumble has a total of 1.4 million subscribers. It is said that his publisher has put a stop on future collaboration with him, which would postpone the publishing of his next book on the subject of addiction rehabilitation. This has been said to have occurred.