BAFTA suspends the "Bulletproof" actor over multiple sexual harassment charges against him.
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) has suspended the membership of actor Noel Clarke following his recent allegation of sexual harassment.
UK film academy suspends Noel Clarke after his recent sexual allegation surfaced in the media. Photo Source: Fox News
The English actor has been accused by as many as twenty women who have previously worked with him on sets. According to Guardian, the women accused him of sexual harassment, groping or unwanted touching, sexually inappropriate behavior and comments on set, professional misconduct, taking and sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent, and bullying between 2004 and 2019.
Noel Clarke had received the Outstanding British Contribution Award earlier in April. Photo Source: The Telegraph
Furthermore, BAFTA has also suspended the outstanding British Contribution award awarded to Clarke for his works to the British cinematography industry on April 10.
A statement released by BAFTA read:
"In light of the allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian his evening, BAFTA has taken the decision to suspend his membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award immediately and until further notice."
The "Doctor Who" star vehemently denies the allegation and, in his defense, wrote a statement which said:
"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 45-year-old is married to Portuguese cosmetic designer Iris Da Silva and has three kids. It remains to be seen how the court ruling and other proceedings go in the coming days.