Paramount+ has removed Russell Brand’s stand-up comedy special from its streaming platform following sexual assault allegations against the comedian. The 2009 special, “Russell Brand in New York City,” was taken down on Tuesday. This decision comes after the BBC also removed Brand’s TV and radio programming from its streaming platforms. YouTube has suspended monetization on Brand’s channel, citing violation of its “Creator Responsibility policy.” Four women have accused Brand of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.
Paramount+ Pulls Stand-Up Special
Paramount+ has removed Russell Brand’s stand-up special, “Russell Brand in New York City,” from its streaming platform. This decision comes in response to sexual assault allegations against the comedian. The removal follows the BBC’s similar action, and YouTube has also suspended monetization on Brand’s channel. Four women have accused Brand of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.
Allegations and Response
Four women have accused Russell Brand of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse during a period of his growing fame. The allegations came to light through an investigation by The Times of London, The Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches. Brand has posted a video on social media before the investigation went public, stating that he “absolutely refutes” the allegations. Paramount+ and the BBC have taken action by removing Brand’s content from their platforms, and YouTube has suspended monetization on his channel.
Other Works and Availability
Despite the removal of his stand-up special, Russell Brand’s other works, such as the movies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek,” remain available on various streaming services. His 2018 stand-up special, “Re:Birth,” is also on Netflix. Netflix has declined to comment on the status of “Re:Birth.”