BAFTA suspends Noel Clarke

Move comes after harassment allegations

by Amber Wilkinson

Noel Clarke in Brotherhood
Noel Clarke in Brotherhood
Less than three weeks after actor and filmmaker Noel Clarke received a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema the organisation suspended both it and his BAFTA membership amid misconduct allegations.

The Guardian newspaper claims women have come forward to accuse the Kidulthood and Brotherhood star of sexual harassment, bullying and unprofessional conduct.

In a statement, BAFTA said: "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."

Clarke - who dedicated his BAFTA award to "the underrepresented" - has told the Guardian: "I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.”

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