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BBC Removes Russell Brand Content – The Hollywood Reporter

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The BBC mentioned on Tuesday that it has eliminated programming that includes Russell Model from its streaming providers iPlayer and BBC Sounds, saying it has “assessed that it now falls below public expectations.”

The comic faces accusations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, which he has denied. An investigation by the Occasions, Sunday Occasions and Channel 4 Dispatches this weekend unveiled sexual misconduct accusations from 4 ladies in opposition to Model from between 2006 and 2013.

“The BBC does not ban or remove content when it is a matter of public record unless we have justification for doing so,” a BBC information report cited a consultant for the U.Okay. public broadcaster as saying. “There is limited content featuring Russell Brand on iPlayer and Sounds. We’ve reviewed that content and made a considered decision to remove some of it, having assessed that it now falls below public expectations.”

The BBC press workplace didn’t instantly element which exhibits have been faraway from the iPlayer and Sounds providers, however the BBC report talked about that an episode of comedy quiz present QI and a Joe Wicks podcast, each of which featured Model as a visitor, had been eliminated.

The transfer got here after YouTube suspended monetization on Model’s channel, saying: “If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action.” It added that Model had violated YouTube’s “Creator Responsibility policy.”

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