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Noel Clarke Faces New Misconduct Allegations on Doctor Who Set | Ents & Arts News

Actor, writer and director Noel Clarke has been charged with sexual misconduct while filming the BBC Doctor Who series.

Clarke has been embroiled in controversy since around 20 women reported intimidation and sexual harassment against him in an investigation first published in The Guardian newspaper.

He later had his BAFTA membership suspended, Sky halted all work with him and the season finale of ITV’s point of view was not shown on television.

The 45-year-old has previously said he “vehemently” denies the allegations of sexual misconduct or criminal behavior, but will seek professional help and has apologized “deeply” for his actions.

Noel Clarke attending the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, central London.
The 45-year-old denies the allegations ‘vehemently’

The actor, who played automotive technician Mickey Smith from 2005 to 2010 in Doctor Who, has now been accused by several women of sexual harassment on the set of the BBC show and at a promotional event.

A woman, who worked as a runner and pilot on the series, told The Guardian that she complained about her behavior to an assistant director on the show and was reportedly assigned different tasks as a result.

Noel Clark (right) and Ashley Walters starred in Bulletproof
Clark (right) with his Bulletproof co-star Ashley Walters

A BBC statement to the PA news agency said: “The BBC is against all forms of inappropriate behavior and we are shocked to hear these allegations.

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“To be completely clear, we will investigate any specific allegations made by individuals to the BBC – and if anyone has been subjected to or witnessed inappropriate behavior of any kind, we would encourage them. to report it directly with us.

“We have a zero tolerance approach and strong processes are in place – which are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect best practices – to ensure that any complaints or concerns are addressed with the …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-07 13:04:00