Noel Clarke has been suspended by BAFTA after allegations of sexual misconduct had been made in opposition to him by 20 ladies.
The British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts have moved to droop the membership of the 45-year-old actor – who has starred within the likes of ‘Physician Who’ and ‘Kidulthood’ – after a bit revealed in The Guardian newspaper revealed a number of ladies had accused him of harassment.
The Guardian article claimed the ladies had accused Clarke of a spread of inappropriate actions, together with sexual harassment, undesirable touching or groping, sexually inappropriate behaviour and feedback on set, skilled misconduct, taking and sharing sexually express footage and movies with out consent, and bullying between 2004 and 2019.
And following the allegations, BAFTA stated in an announcement: “In gentle of the allegations of great misconduct concerning Noel Clarke in The Guardian this night, BAFTA has taken the choice to droop his membership and the Excellent British Contribution to Cinema award instantly and till additional discover.”
Earlier this month, Clarke acquired BAFTA’s Excellent British Contribution to Cinema award, however this accolade has additionally been suspended.
In the meantime, the actor has “vehemently denied” any wrongdoing.
In his personal assertion to The Guardian, he stated: “In a 20-year profession, I’ve put inclusivity and variety on the forefront of my work and by no means had a criticism made in opposition to me. If anybody who has labored with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise. I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself in opposition to these false allegations.”
The Guardian additionally reviews Clarke categorically denied each allegation made in opposition to him excluding one, the place he admitted he as soon as made inappropriate feedback about one girl, for which he later apologised.
In keeping with the publication, his attorneys wrote a 29-page letter wherein they stated Clarke denies all the different allegations from all 20 ladies.