Has Sam Pepper Been Dropped By YouTube?
The disgraced YouTube star's videos now appear ad-free...
By Tamara Roper
Sam Pepper has seemingly been dropped by YouTube's partner programme following his ‘Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank’ video, and subsequent allegations that he raped an 18-year-old girl.
Previously a superstar in the vlogging world, Pepper's videos no longer have adverts on YouTube, meaning he won't make any money from them.
While there's been no official statement from YouTube, or indeed Sam, it seems that things have gone from bad to worse for the online 'prankster'.
He’s already been dropped by his network, Collective Digital Studios, as well as being shunned by friends like Mazzie Maz, who worried that other people would think he was the same.
“I don’t want the whole world thinking I’m a sexual predator. I like tea and cheese!” Mazzie told Newsbeat.
Meanwhile various other YouTubers have spoken out against Sam, including Laci Green, whose open letter and subsequent video both went viral.
Last week Buzzfeed ran an exclusive from an 18-year-old woman, who told them she filed an incident report with the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, alleging Sam Pepper raped her last month
What next in the Sam saga? Stay tuned to MTV UK for any further updates.