YouTube suspended the comic and actor Russell Model on Tuesday from making a living from movies posted to the social media platform, three days after British information organizations revealed an investigation wherein a number of girls accused Mr. Model of sexual assault.
The channel is a doubtlessly vital supply of earnings for Mr. Model, who was incomes cash by way of ads and paid promotions.
A spokeswoman for YouTube stated in an e mail that Mr. Model, whose channel on the platform has 6.6 million subscribers, was suspended for violating YouTube’s “creator duty coverage.”
“If a creator’s off-platform conduct harms our customers, workers 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 of London newspapers, and Dispatches, a TV program, revealed their joint investigation wherein 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 quick Hollywood profession that included a task within the 2008 rom-com “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” however he has these days pivoted to creating on-line movies, working wellness occasions and touring comedy exhibits.
Whereas Mr. Model’s earlier stand-up routines had a broadly left-wing focus, skewering the British institution and analyzing topics like social inequality, he has just lately shifted to content material extra aligned with conservative speaking factors, usually seeming to focus on an American viewers. On YouTube, latest movies have included Mr. Model discussing his skepticism towards Covid-19 vaccines and dissecting his personal appearances on Fox Information.
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.