Noel Clarke 'told film producer he planned to "f*** and fire her" and boasted of secret films of naked auditions'
KIDULTHOOD actor Noel Clarke told a film producer he planned to "f**k and fire her" and bragged about filming naked auditions, it is alleged.
The star has been stripped of his Bafta after more than 20 women came forward to accuse him of a range of acts, including sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent.
The allegations, which have been fiercely denied by the married actor, relate to a period between 2004 and 2019, the Guardian reports.
Among the claims are allegations he repeatedly harassed Brotherhood producer Gina Powell.
She alleged he told her he planned to "f**k and fire her" before changing his mind and keeping her on board.
The producer, who worked with Clarke for three years between 2014 and 2017, also claimed the actor bragged about having secret films of naked auditions.
She alleged he once showed her a covert recording of a naked audition by Jahannah James, who starred in Brotherhood.
Clarke only received his Bafta for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema on April 10.
He had been made aware of the allegations before he appeared onstage at the Royal Albert Hall to collect the award.
The awards committee had also been alerted 13 days before the ceremony – but said it was provided with "no evidence" that would allow it to investigate.
However, it has last night suspended Mr Clarke's Bafta.
The actor is currently appearing in ITV’s new drama series Viewpoint.
Numerous women are reported to have broken their silence after the ceremony.
They allege Mr Clarke is a serial abuser and uses his power to prey on and harass female colleagues.
Mr Clarke said in a statement to the publication: “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.”
Through his lawyers, Clarke categorically denied every allegation that the publication put to him.
He allegedly accepts he once made inappropriate comments about one woman, for which he later apologised.
What films and TV series has Noel Clarke been in?
Noel Clarke is one of the UK’s best-known actors, although he’s also a screenwriter, director and comic book writer
He first rose to fame playing Mickey Smith in Dr Who between 2005 and 2010.
In 2006, he took on his break-out film role as Sam in Kidulthood. The movie was followed by 2008's Adulthood and 2016's Brotherhood, which he also wrote and directed.
He's well-known for playing Aaron Bishop in Bulletproof, which he also writes and produces, and is currently starring in ITV drams Viewpoint.
Mr Clarke has starred in several films, including Centurion, Fast Girls, Star Trek: Into Darkness and SAS: Red Notice.
He's the founder of Unstoppable Film and Television with friend and fellow actor Jason Maza.
He also holds a slew of awards for his performances, including the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer and the 2009 Bafta Orange Rising Star award.
In a 29-page letter, his lawyers said he denies all of the other allegations.
Bafta confirmed in a statement that, following its March 29 announcement that it planned to give Clarke the award, it received “anonymous emails and reports of allegations via intermediaries.
However, it added: "No evidence was provided."
“We take this matter extremely seriously,” Bafta said.
“We encouraged the people who contacted us to report the matter to the appropriate authorities and also engaged an independent victim support expert to provide them with professional advice, and that support remains in place.
“We will continue to review this matter, and should any allegations be substantiated we will take appropriate action.”
But Bafta said: “In light of the Guardian’s piece, which for Bafta provided for the first time detailed accounts outlining serious allegations regarding Noel Clarke’s conduct, we have immediately suspended the award and Noel Clarke’s membership of Bafta until further notice.”
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