YouTube suspended the comic and actor Russell Model on Tuesday from earning money from movies posted to the social media platform, three days after British information organizations revealed an investigation during which a number of girls accused Mr. Model of sexual assault.
The channel is a probably vital supply of earnings for Mr. Model, who was incomes cash by means of commercials and paid promotions.
A spokeswoman for YouTube stated in an electronic mail that Mr. Model, whose channel on the platform has 6.6 million subscribers, was suspended for violating YouTube’s “creator responsibility policy.”
“If a creator’s off-platform habits harms our customers, staff or ecosystem, we take motion to guard the group,” the spokeswoman stated.
The spokeswoman didn’t reply to an inquiry about how lengthy the suspension would final.
Mr. Model on Friday posted a clip to his channel denying what he referred to as “critical felony allegations.” That assertion was launched the day earlier than The Instances of London and Sunday Instances in London newspapers, and Dispatches, a TV program, published their joint investigation during which 4 girls accused Mr. Model of sexual assault, together with one accusation of rape.
Mr. Model as soon as was a TV and radio star in Britain and in 2007 revealed a best-selling memoir. He had a short Hollywood profession that included a job within the 2008 rom-com “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” however he has these days pivoted to creating on-line movies, operating wellness occasions and touring comedy reveals.
Whereas Mr. Model’s earlier stand-up routines had a broadly left-wing focus, skewering the British institution and specializing in topics like social inequality, he has not too long ago reinvented himself to deal with conservative speaking factors, usually seeming to focus on an American viewers. On YouTube, current movies have included Mr. Model discussing his skepticism toward Covid-19 vaccines and dissecting his own appearances on Fox News.
Mr. Model additionally hosts a present on Rumble, a social media community related to conservative voices, however he didn’t seem for a scheduled broadcast on Monday.