YouTube is down R. KellyVideo channels, R. Kelly TV and R. Kelly Vevo, a spokesperson for the platform confirmed. Accounts terminated “in accordance with our manufacturer’s responsibility instructions, ”According to the spokesperson. Canal owners convicted of a felony can be banned if the matter is related to the crime, in accordance with the standards, making Kelly accountable based on her use of her fame and power to establish her racket business. R. Kelly’s songs uploaded to other channels, however, do not violate the producer’s responsibility guidelines, and his songs and albums will remain available on the YouTube Music service.
“The misconducts committed by R. Kelly justify penalties in excess of standard enforcement measures due to a potential cause of widespread harm,” Nicole Alston, YouTube’s head of legal, wrote in a memo viewed by Bloomberg. “Ultimately we’re taking this action to protect our users the same as other platforms.” As part of the decision, Kelly is also banned from owning or creating multiple YouTube channels, and accounts that also upload deleted content could be terminated.
R. Kelly then found guilty in nine counts on a federal jury last month, for crimes including rampaging, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation of a child. He will be sentenced on May 4 next year.