YouTube said the suspension of monetisation was because of the allegations made against Brand.
In a statement, YouTube said: ‘We have suspended monetisation on Russell Brand’s channel for violating our Creator Responsibility policy. If a creator’s off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.’
The company said that it had suspended Brand’s channel from the YouTube Partner Program ‘following serious allegations against the creator. This action means the channel is no longer able to monetise on YouTube’.
The decision applies to all channels that may be owned or operated by the 48-year-old, it added.
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