Noel Clarke says he was suicidal after sexual harassment allegations in opposition to him


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Noel Clarke has stated allegations of sexual harassment and bullying made in opposition to him by 20 girls left him feeling suicidal.

The actor, author and director instructed The Mail On Sunday the allegations “broken me in a approach I can not articulate… I misplaced every part”.

Allegations of groping and sexual harassment stated to have taken place between 2004 and 2019 had been made by women who had worked with him.

The claims printed within the Guardian final yr included bullying, verbal abuse and secretly filming a unadorned audition. Clarke strongly denies all of the allegations in opposition to him.

The previous Physician Who star instructed The Mail On Sunday: “Twenty years of labor was in gone in 24 hours.”

Police introduced in March a criminal investigation in relation to sexual offence allegations would not be launched, after it was decided the proof wouldn’t meet the brink.

Noel Clarke
Clarke starring in Bulletproof alongside Ashley Walters

Clarke stated he was “deeply sorry” if his actions affected folks in methods he didn’t “intend or realise” earlier than including “folks make jokes with one another that cross the road”.

The 46-year-old instructed the Mail: “Have I ever made a saucy remark? 100 per cent. However to not the extent that it warranted the destruction of my life.

“I am unable to say I by no means talked about intercourse at work. We’re adults in a office…”

“I believe generally these are simply regular conversations folks have.”

The daddy-of-four added: “I used to be by no means concerned in any dialog that I did not consider was mutual.”

London-born Clarke gained early approval for his position in gritty British movies Kidulthood and Maturity, during which he starred and likewise has writing and directing credit. BAFTA awarded him its rising star gong following the films’ success.

He discovered extra mainstream fame in Physician Who and since 2018 has appeared in Sky police drama collection Bulletproof.

He later had his BAFTA membership suspended, Sky halted all work with him and the season finale of ITV’s Viewpoint was not broadcast on TV.

Anybody feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can name Samaritans for assistance on 116 123 or electronic mail within the UK. Within the US, name the Samaritans department in your space or 1 (800) 273-TALK

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