Noel Clarke (“Doctor Who,” “Hit!”) was accused of sexual harassment and indecent behavior a year ago. It was investigated by The Guardian after more than 20 women complained about it.
Naturally, Clark was “cancelled” by the industry right away. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) revoked the actor’s award for “outstanding contribution to British cinema,” which had been given to him just a month prior to the events. Furthermore, Noel was barred from the BAFTA Awards.
After a “thorough investigation,” London police concluded last month that “the published information does not meet the requirements of criminal prosecution.” It’s unclear what this definition means, but the accusers clearly lacked the evidence to back up their claims.
Noel is now retaliating. BAFTA and The Guardian were sued by the actor. Both organizations are accused of spreading false information about him, he claims.
BAFTA hаs аlreаdy stаted thаt they аre “very surprised by this news” аnd thаt they “will defend themselves in court.” It’s аlso interesting to speculаte on how this could аll plаy out.