In a damning new exposé by the Guardian, “Doctor Who” and “Kidulthood” actor Noel Clarke has been accused of sexual misconduct by 20 women of all ages. In reaction, the British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts has suspended the British actor’s membership.
The accusations versus the actor-producer involve “sexual harassment, unwelcome touching or groping, sexually inappropriate behavior and comments on set, skilled misconduct, using and sharing sexually express photographs and videos with no consent, and bullying between 2004 and 2019,” the newspaper claimed.
Earlier this month, BAFTA had bestowed Clarke, 45, with its prestigious prize for Fantastic British Contribution to Cinema. The award was reportedly the closing straw for a lot of of his accusers, who have because long gone general public with their allegations of his abuse of marketplace energy to consistently harass his feminine colleagues, in accordance to the Guardian.
Clarke vehemently denies the accusations, and BAFTA admits that it obtained nameless ideas regarding the allegations, but insists it did not have sufficient proof to look into.
“No firsthand allegations have been despatched to us. No names, moments, dates, productions or other specifics ended up ever presented,” the academy advised CNN. “We very significantly regret that ladies felt unable to supply us with the sort of firsthand testimony that has now appeared in The Guardian … Had we been in receipt of this, we would never have offered the award to Noel Clarke.”
Clarke categorically denied every allegation the Guardian offered him with, only enabling that he as soon as built inappropriate responses about 1 accuser, for which he says he later on apologized.
“In a 20-yr vocation, I have place inclusivity and variety at the forefront of my work and by no means had a complaint made in opposition to me,” he mentioned, in a assertion. “If anybody who has labored with me has at any time felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologize. I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these fake allegations.”
Noel Clarke has denied the allegations and declared he will be “seeking expert help.”Sky Uk Minimal/The CW
Clarke’s representation did not immediately return The Post’s individual ask for for comment.
The actor also explained to the Related Press on Friday that he is “seeking expert help” in a independent statement.
“I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or felony wrongdoing. The latest reviews nevertheless have built it very clear to me that some of my steps have affected folks in ways I did not intend or notice. To people folks, I am deeply sorry. I will be trying to find skilled assist to educate myself and modify for the far better,” Clarke instructed AP.
In response to the Guardian’s write-up, BAFTA issued a assertion that they “suspended” his honorary award.
“In light of the Guardian’s piece, which for Bafta furnished for the very first time detailed accounts outlining serious allegations concerning Noel Clarke’s carry out, we have quickly suspended the award and Noel Clarke’s membership of Bafta right until more notice,” the assertion read through.