YouTube introduced that Russell Model would not be monetizing his content material on the video streaming platform as a consequence of a number of allegations of sexual assault made in opposition to the comedian-turned-influencer by a number of ladies on Tuesday.
YouTube stated monetization of Model’s account, which has 6.6 million subscribers, has been suspended “following severe allegations in opposition to the creator.”
“This resolution applies to all channels which may be owned or operated by Russell Model,” the Google-owned video service stated.
Different channels related to Model’s primary YouTube web page embrace Awakening With Russell, which has 426,000 subscribers, Soccer Is Good, which has some 20,000 subscribers, and Keep Free With Russell Model, which has 22,200 subscribers.
Model nonetheless has a presence on Rumble, a video website standard with some conservatives and far-right teams, the place his channel has 1.4 million followers.
Model, 48, denies allegations of sexual assault made by 4 ladies in a Channel 4 tv documentary and The Occasions and Sunday Occasions newspapers. The accusers, who haven’t been named, embrace one who stated she was sexually assaulted throughout a relationship with him when she was 16. One other lady says Model raped her in Los Angeles in 2012.
The 4 allegations date from between 2006 and 2013. London’s Metropolitan Police power stated that since these claims had been made public, it has obtained a report of a separate sexual assault relationship from 2003.
Promoters postponed the remaining dates in a string of stay gigs by Model.
Identified for his unbridled and risqué standup routines, Model was a serious U.Ok. star within the early 2000s. He hosted reveals on radio and tv, wrote memoirs charting his battles with medicine and alcohol, appeared in a number of Hollywood motion pictures and was briefly married to pop star Katy Perry between 2010 and 2012.
Lately Model has largely disappeared from mainstream media however has constructed up a big following on-line with movies mixing wellness and conspiracy theories. His YouTube channel has featured COVID-19 conspiracy theories, vaccine misinformation and interviews with controversial broadcasters, together with Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan.
He additionally has continued to tour as a comic, performing to a whole lot of individuals in a London venue on Saturday. He had been as a consequence of carry out on Tuesday in Windsor, west of London, however promoters stated the remainder of the tour was being postponed following the allegations.