1:06 p.m. PDT 04/29/2021
The move follows an article in The Guardian newspaper regarding allegations of trial and error, harassment and intimidation by 20 women against the British actor after receiving a tribute on April 10.
BAFTA suspended the actor Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke from his limbs following allegations of sexual misconduct by 20 women reported in The Guardian newspaper Thursday.
“In light of allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian tonight, BAFTA has made the decision to suspend its membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award immediately and until further notice,” BAFTA said in a press release obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
The UK newspaper said it spoke to 20 women who had worked with Clarke and alleged that he committed acts of sexual harassment, unwanted touching, trial and error and unprofessional misconduct between 2004 and 2019. BAFTA at d ‘an awards ceremony in London on April 10.
Clarke in a statement to the Guardian said: “In a 20 year career, I have put inclusion and diversity at the forefront of my job and have never had a complaint against me. If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologize. I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or any wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against any false allegations. “
As an actor and producer, Clarke is known for his appearances in Brotherhood, Star Trek Into Darkness and Mute.