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BAFTA suspends Noel Clarke's membership after harassment allegations

More than 20 women came forward to accuse the actor of unprofessional conduct

By Web Desk
April 30, 2021

BAFTA has suspended Noel Clarke's membership after numerous complaints of verbal abuse, bullying and sexual harassment against him. 

Less than three weeks after the Kidulthood and Doctor Who star received a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema the organisation suspended both it and his membership amid misconduct allegations.

A media outlet claimed that women have come forward to accuse the actor of sexual harassment, bullying and unprofessional conduct.

The newspaper claims to have spoken to more than a dozen women, who accused Clarke of sexually inappropriate behaviour and bullying over a 15-year time frame.

Clarke - who dedicated his BAFTA award to "the underrepresented" - has told the Guardian: "I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.”

In a statement, BAFTA said: "In light of the allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian, BAFTA has taken the decision to suspend his membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award immediately and until further notice."

According  to the  allegations, which Noel Clarke vehemently denies,  he abused his power in the showbiz industry.