- With over six million subscribers to his YouTube channel, Brand has repositioned himself in recent years.
- Brand denied the “very serious criminal allegations” on social media hours before they were published.
- Live shows planned by Brand have also been cancelled after the allegations emerged in the media.
“If a creator’s off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community,” a YouTube spokesperson said.
Russell Brand leaves the Troubadour Wembley Park theatre in north-west London after performing a comedy set on Saturday, 16 September. Source: AAP / James Manning
Brand issued a video message on social media on Saturday to deny the “very serious criminal allegations” hours before they were published.