Russell Model was immediately accused of intentionally constructing an internet cult to make him uncancellable and insulate the tens of millions in revenue from his ‘wellness’ and conspiracy principle movies.
The comic, actor and wellness guru has added 5million YouTube subscribers and seen his content material considered greater than 1billion instances for the reason that launch of the Me Too motion in 2017, MailOnline can reveal.
Consultants consider that by making 5 quick movies every week, he could have been making £1million-a-year from YouTube by way of promoting with out considering merchandising and sponsorships.
Immediately the streaming big lower off his revenue by stopping him from with the ability to earn any cash by his channel for ‘violating our Creator Accountability coverage’ – however he can nonetheless make movies for his legion of followers.
Critics, fellow comedians and specialists have accused Model of ‘grooming’ a ‘cult’ on-line and declare it was deliberate as a result of he knew he could be accused of abusing ladies.
Canadian feminist creator and social activist Naomi Klein tweeted: ‘In fact Russell Model’s followers deny the allegations. He has groomed an viewers to disclaim/disbelieve the whole lot they see and listen to, which could be very totally different from wholesome skepticism.
‘This knee-jerk denialism is exactly why folks with loads of skeletons within the closet love conspiracy tradition: they’ve a built-in protection in opposition to accountability. It is all a conspiracy, all the time. I’ve met Model, been on his present (years in the past). It took a hell of a variety of braveness for these ladies to come back ahead. They’ve all my solidarity’.
Comic Rosie Holt stated: ‘I assume the lesson is youngsters, if sexual misconduct rumours have been swimming about you for ages, arrange a cult on YouTube to help you when the allegations develop into public’.
The comic has strenuously denied allegations that he raped, sexually assaulted and emotionally abused a number of ladies. Pictured: Model in a video launched on social media denying the claims earlier than they had been launched
Critics consider Model’s on-line presence and selection of matters together with conspiracy theories is a ploy
Followers insist that Model is the sufferer of a conspiracy
One American author tweeted: ‘Russell Model has identified today was coming for him since October 2017.
‘Since then, he is strategically cultivated and groomed a brand new mentally-malleable cult following that distrusts each ladies and the media so he can proceed getting excessive on his different drug of selection — the highlight’.
The comedian has obtained help on-line from the likes of Andrew Tate and Elon Musk and his followers had been out in drive at a gig in Wembley on Saturday to point out their backing.
Far-right radio host a Alex Jones, who owes $1.5billion in damages to the households of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook faculty capturing, stated: ‘The matrix is coming after Russell Model, anyone that challenges the globalists, anyone that challenges Huge Pharma, anyone that’s well-liked, that comes out in opposition to the institution… goes to be accused of assaulting ladies. Now, as a result of he comes out in opposition to the New World Order, all of the sudden the allegations are taking place to him’.
One fan stated after allegations he abused ladies: ‘Someplace alongside the way in which Russell Model awoke and have become a robust dissenting voice who not served their agenda. No surprise they’re determined to destroy him’.
PR guru Mark Borkowski believes Model has constructed a ‘cult following’ on-line who could also be keen to again him regardless of the ‘horrendous’ accusations about his therapy of ladies.
One other stated: ‘I am conscious that you simply guys have been saying within the feedback for some time, be careful, Russell. They’re coming for you. You are getting too near the reality.’ A 3rd stated: ‘I’ve by no means seen ladies throw themselves at anyone like him […] No one ever accused him of assault. Now, as a result of he comes out in opposition to the New World Order, all of the sudden the allegations are taking place to him.’ Then, for readability: ‘I stand with Russell Model, he is fully harmless’.
The investigation by Channel 4, The Instances and Sunday Instances started 4 years in the past. Across the identical time he stepped again from a lot of his TV and film work.
In that point his YouTube subscribers has gone from round 1million to 6million. His whole video view may has gone from round 100million to over 1billion since 2019.
His web value has been estimated between £15million and £40million – with YouTube specialists claiming he makes $61,000-a-month from YouTube plus doubtlessly one other $100k-a-month from merchandise and paid subscriptions to his podcast.
Russell Model’s subscription and video views on YouTube have exploded since 2017
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He lives along with his spouse Laura Gallacher of their £3million riverside residence in Henley, Oxfordshire.
PR specialists have stated that this military of followers signifies that he won’t ever be cancelled.
Mark Borkowski believes that the comic, who has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by a number of ladies, has declared conflict on the mainstream media.
He stated: ‘The crimes he is been accused of are horrendous, and are damaging for him and for folks had been taking care of him on the time’.
The PR guru says a few of his fanbase will keep intact due to the ‘unfettered unregulated world of social media’ – and raises critical questions for the BBC and Channel 4.
Mr Borkowski stated that Model has 11million followers on Twitter alone, 6.6million subscribers on YouTube and a massively well-liked wellness podcast. These followers may select to again him.
‘He [Brand] has an viewers and much and plenty of people who find themselves engaged in his content material’.
Russell Model, pictured on the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on Saturday night time, appears set to maintain a considerable amount of his fanbase regardless of the allegations in opposition to him
He added that the comic’s denial of the accusations was paying homage to how Donald Trump offers with accusations of improper behaviour.
Mr Borkowski stated: ‘I believe there can be a profound quantity of people that will stand by him. Usually with allegations like this your profession could be over, however not on this case, which is fascinating.
‘He is an amazing content material generator. He did not get to the highest of his occupation as a result of he is mediocre. He has the facility to bewitch his viewers.’
Model, 48, was accused of attacking 4 ladies between 2006 and 2013 when he was working a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and later as an actor in Hollywood. Different ladies have made a spread of accusations about controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour.
Mr Borkowski stated: ‘It throws up questions in opposition to somebody who has been allowed a specific amount of energy due to his expertise and his meteoric rise.
‘It questions Russell Model but additionally these in governance in TV. There can be lots of people themselves this morning – these folks in energy immediately will not be the identical ones in energy that presided over this.’
Model has since been dropped by a ladies’s charity he was working with, whereas TV manufacturing corporations and channels have launched probes into his alleged behaviour.
Mr Borkowski added: ‘There is a query whether or not he’ll face police motion, however the query for the time being is of social media – the person is not going to get a good trial when the police have the proof to prosecute him.
‘Extra folks might come ahead, different folks would possibly see a chance. It is a very advanced case, combined between previous media and social media’.