Noel Clarke Accused Of Sexual Harassment & Suspended By BAFTA
30 Apr 2021
BAFTA have pulled accolades from British actor and producer, Noel Clarke, amidst an investigation into multiple accusations of sexual assault. The ‘Kidulthood’ actor recently received a BAFTA award for his outstanding contribution to British cinema whilst evidence was pending. The same award has now been suspended and the screenwriter’s BAFTA membership has since been removed.
A total of twenty women have come forward and described instances that involved groping, taking or sharing explicit pictures and professional misconduct.
Noel denies these allegations and states: “In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of my work and never had a complaint made against me. If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise. I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing, and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.”
The investigation surrounding the accusations is ongoing.