British actor-director Noel Clarke stated Friday he can be in search of skilled assist to “change for the higher,” after 20 ladies got here ahead accusing him of sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Clarke, who starred in “Physician Who” and created the movie trilogy “Kidulthood,” “Maturity” and “Brotherhood,” stated he “vehemently” denies any sexual misconduct or felony wrongdoing.
“Latest reviews, nonetheless, have made it clear to me that a few of my actions have affected individuals in methods I didn’t intend or notice,” he stated in a press release. “To these people, I’m deeply sorry. I will probably be in search of skilled assist to teach myself and alter for the higher.”
Clarke, 45, issued the assertion a day after The Guardian newspaper stated it had spoken to 20 ladies who accused him of misconduct together with sexual harassment, undesirable touching, sexually inappropriate habits on set and bullying. The newspaper named a number of of the ladies.
After the allegations have been revealed, Britain’s movement image academy suspended Clarke’s membership and his award for excellent British contribution to cinema, given to him earlier this month, “instantly and till additional discover.”
Broadcaster Sky stated it was halting work with Clarke, and tv channel ITV pulled the ultimate episode of the crime collection “Viewpoint,” which stars Clarke and was due for broadcast on Friday. The broadcaster stated it had “a zero tolerance coverage to bullying, harassment and victimization.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.