YouTube said Tuesday it had suspended monetization on the channel of actor and comedian Russell Brand, who faces multiple allegations of sexual assault.
This prevents playing advertisements alongside his videos, which usually generate money for the content creator in proportion to their view count.
Brand, who has predominantly exited mainstream media to become an internet commentator in recent years, has 6.61 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel.
All channels owned or operated by Brand were suspended from the YouTube Partner Program following "serious allegations against the creator," a spokesperson said. His other smaller channels include Football is Nice, Awakening With Russell and Stay Free With Russell Brand.
Brand has strongly denied all accusations of illegality and said that all his relationships during the period of alleged assaults were consensual.
"If a creator's off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action," the YouTube spokesperson said.