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YouTube Bans R Kelly’s Channels After Sex Assault Conviction

YouTube Bans R Kelly’s Channels After Sex Assault Conviction

  • YouTube has suspended two channels belonging to R&B singer R Kelly after the musician was convicted of sex trafficking
  • The video streaming platform will also not allow the musician to post any new video on its platform
  • The singer’s music will however not be removed from the music application YouTube music

YouTube has confirmed that it has deleted two channels of R&B singer R Kelly, who was recently convicted of sex trafficking.

On Tuesday, two channels RKellyTV and RKellyVevo with 3.5 million subscribers and 1.6 million subscribers respectively were suspended.

The video platform cited a breach of its terms of service as the reason for the removal and attempts to play a video on the channels says

“This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”

The video streaming platform has also banned the 54-year-old music star from opening any new channels.

R Kelly

YouTube VP of legal Nicole Alston released a memo stating that the musician’s actions deserve punishment beyond regular law enforcement.

Despite the video ban, the internet video giant will continue to offer the R Kelly’s music for streaming on the music application YouTube music.

Going beyond YouTube, the musician’s social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have also been disabled following the conviction.

The move to delete the musician’s music channels and accounts come 8 days after he was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking by a federal jury.

R Kelly

R Kelly stands to face between 10 years and life imprisonment for his decades of sexual crime.

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