British actor, screenwriter and director Noel Clarke has had his BAFTA award revoked after 20 women accused him of sexual misconduct and bullying.
Clarke s accused of a history of sexual harassment, bullying, unwanted groping and touching, verbal abuse, and professional misconduct dating back to 2004. The most recent being in 2019. He was also accused of secretly filming naked auditions and then sharing the footage.
Nothing to be said but congratulations. Correct me if I’m wrong, but is this the 1st ever black British male actor to win an Oscar? Will mean so much to so many. https://t.co/awnEPlv6kY
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) April 26, 2021
The allegations were published in UK outlet, The Guardian.
The actor is known for his work on TV series, Dr. Who, movies Adulthood and Kidulthood and most recently, series’ Bulletproof and Viewpoint. After the allegations surfaced, he issued a statement denying the allegations and apologizing for his bad behavior.
“I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing. Recent reports however have made it clear to me that some of my actions have affected people in ways I did not intend or realise. To those individuals, I am deeply sorry. I will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better,” his statement reads.
Clarke has been suspended by BAFTA and Sky, and dropped by CAA and his management. ITV also pulled the final episode of his series “Viewpoint.”
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