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Paramount+ Pulls Stand-Up Special – The Hollywood Reporter

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Paramount+ has eliminated a stand-up comedy particular starring Russell Model within the wake of sexual assault allegations towards the comedian.

The 2009 particular Russell Model in New York Metropolis was taken off the streamer Tuesday. The removing follows the BBC’s choice to take TV and radio programming that includes Model off its streaming platforms, with the broadcaster saying it “now falls below public expectations.”

YouTube has additionally suspended monetization on Model’s channel (although not the channel itself), saying in a press release, “If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action.” The corporate mentioned Model had violated YouTube’s “Creator Responsibility policy.”

4 ladies have accused Model of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013, a interval that coincided along with his rising fame on either side of the Atlantic. The allegations got here through an investigation by The Occasions of London, The Sunday Occasions and Channel 4’s Dispatches. Model, in a social media video posted earlier than the investigation went public, mentioned he “absolutely refute[s]” the allegations.

Russell Model in New York Metropolis initially aired on Comedy Central, which like Paramount+ is a part of Paramount International. Different works that includes Model stay accessible on numerous streaming companies, together with the films Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Hulu) and Get Him to the Greek (Netflix). A 2018 stand-up particular, Re:Start, can be on Netflix; the streaming service declined to touch upon Re:Start.

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