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Russell Brand takes part in a discussion at Esquire Townhouse, Carlton House Terrace on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sexual assault allegations made against comedian-turned-conspiracy-theorist Russell Brand resulted in YouTube suspending his ability to monetize his YouTube channels. Recently, four women filed sexual assault allegations against the Get Him To The Greek star that allegedly took place between 2006 and 2013. Per ET, one of the accusers claimed she was sexually assaulted during a relationship with Brand when she was just 16, while another woman claims Brand raped her in Los Angeles in 2012. In response to these allegations, the London Metropolitan Police confirmed they have a report of a separate sexual assault dating back to 2003.

Brand’s Response

Though 48-year-old Brand took to his other social media channels (Instagram and X) to “absolutely refute” the allegations, which he called “extremely egregious and aggressive attacks.” He added in the video, “As I’ve written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous. Now, during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual… I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent. And I’m being transparent about it now as well. And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal, that I absolutely deny.” He also says that there are “witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct apparently, in what seems to me to be, a coordinated attack.”

Receiving support from Elon Musk, Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens, Andrew Tate, and Alex Jones wasn’t enough to stop Brand’s management agency, Tavistock Wood Management, from severing ties with him soon after the report came to light, writing that it had been “horribly misled by him.” Additionally, his UK comedy tour has been postponed. YouTube suspended Brand’s ability to monetize his content. He has 6.6 million subscribers on the platform. The actor has other channels, like “Awakening With Russell” with 426,000 subscribers, “Football Is Nice” with 20,000 subscribers, and “Stay Free With Russell Brand” with 22,200 subscribers; they are all affected by his suspension.

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