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Russell Brand's YouTube earning halted after sexual assault allegation

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YouTube has suspended monetization of Russell Brand's channel following sexual assault and rape accusations against the British comedian.

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The suspension means advertisements will not be shown on Brand's channel, cutting off his revenue stream from the platform.

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Brand, with over 6 million YouTube subscribers, was allegedly earning between 2,000-4,000 pounds per video.

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The decision impacts all channels owned or operated by Brand, as confirmed by the Google-owned video service.

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Four women have accused Brand of sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, which he denies, stating all relationships were consensual.

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Brand is known for his early stand-up comedy career, work in Hollywood, and as host for Big Brother’s Big Mouth from 2004-2007.