Actor and filmmaker Noel Clarke had to face the wrath from BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the body that supports different forms of arts especially movies. Noel Clarke was suspended by Bafta after 20 women claimed of Noel for sexual harassment. As per reports in Guardian investigative, many women came out and spoke about it. He has accusations of secretly taping an actress naked while she was giving out an audition; while the rest also claimed of the actor making indecent attempts at them in the workplace.
His team denied all of the allegations by releasing a statement that read, “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.” BAFTA suspending the actor-filmmaker Noel Clarke revoked his award and also suspended his membership of BAFTA for his misconduct towards women.
A part of their statement stating the same, read, “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.”
The statement was released by chairperson Krishnendu Majumdar and chief executive Amanda Berry, after the news of Noel Clarke misconduct hit the news. ALSO READ: BAFTA Awards 2021: Prince William Decides To Skip The Prestigious Awards Ceremony Post Grandfather Prince Philip's Death
Read the entire statement of BAFTA below-
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