Russell Logo thanked his supporters in a brand new video for serving to him via an “abnormal and distressing week” as he floated a brand new media conspiracy concerning the rape and sexual attack allegations made in opposition to him.
The embattled TV character took to Twitter to speak without delay to his enthusiasts concerning the sexual misconduct allegations detailed by way of 4 ladies remaining weekend. The BBC has introduced an investigation into claims he uncovered himself to a lady of their Los Angeles place of work development.
“Clearly it’s been an abnormal and distressing week and I thanks very a lot to your fortify and for wondering the guidelines that you’ve been offered with,” mentioned Logo within the three-minute video.
He used the video to assault the United Kingdom executive and social media platforms that have close down his skill to earn cash from his accounts.
“Via now you’re most probably conscious that the British executive have requested giant tech platforms to censor our on-line content material and that some on-line platforms have complied with that request,” he mentioned.
Logo then informed his supporters that it were carried out within the “context of the On-line Protection Invoice” in the United Kingdom, which he mentioned “grants sweeping surveillance and censorship powers” within the nation.
The comic and previous BBC presenter then warned his fans concerning the “Depended on Information Initiative”, which is a partnership of global information organisations that objectives to take on disinformation.
“Consider is the very last thing you will have to offer,” claimed Logo as he mentioned the crowd’s intention was once “to focus on, regulate, choke and close down impartial media organisations, like this one”.
“It’s transparent that those organisations collaborate in developing narratives, whether or not this is across the battle or the pandemic, and naturally there are different examples. And it is extremely transparent to me that we wish to be very, very wary certainly.”
Logo then suggested his fans to observe him on Canada-based Rumble, the one social media platform the place he’s nonetheless in a position to monetise his movies.
“I would like your fortify now greater than ever and greater than I ever imagined I’d,” he mentioned.
YouTube introduced on Tuesday it had blocked Logo from creating wealth from his channel at the web page, which has 6.6 million subscribers.
Caroline Dinenage, chair of the United Kingdom parliament’s tradition, media and recreation committee, wrote to Rumble’s leader govt Chris Pavlovski asking if Logo was once in a position to monetise his content material at the web page.
“If that is so, we wish to know whether or not Rumble intends to sign up for YouTube in postponing Mr Logo’s skill to earn cash at the platform?” she mentioned.
Mr Pavlovski branded the letter “extraordinarily nerve-racking”, and mentioned it was once “deeply beside the point and perilous that the United Kingdom parliament would try to regulate who is permitted to talk on our platform or to make money from doing so”.
A joint investigation by way of The Occasions, The Sunday Occasions, and Channel 4’s Dispatches highlighted the tales of 4 ladies – together with one that was once 16 years outdated on the time – who say Logo both raped or sexually assaulted them between 2006 and 2013.
Logo has denied the allegations and mentioned that the entire interactions have been consensual.
One of the most accusers informed the publishers that she was once 16 on the time of her alleged sexual dating with Logo, who was once 30 years outdated on the the time. She claims Logo referred to her as “the kid” and decided on clothes for her to put on all through their dates.
Every other girl claims Logo raped her in his Los Angeles house in 2012 after she declined to interact in intercourse acts with him and a “pal”. The girl mentioned she needed to talk over with a rape remedy centre after the incident and spend 5 months in remedy to transport previous what took place.
Alleged texts between her and Logo have been made public over the weekend. The quantity she says is Logo’s apologises within the messages for appearing “loopy and egocentric”.
The BBC introduced on Friday that it was once investigating a declare that Logo uncovered himself to a lady on the company’s Los Angeles place of work development prior to giggling about it on his radio display.
The incident allegedly took place in 2008 when the lady was once operating in the similar development, BBC Information reported.