Noel Clarke found himself at the center of a sexual harassment scandal yesterday when allegations from over 20 women were chronicled in an exposé by The Guardian.
The claims ranged from the alleged filming of nude auditions to sexually suggestive overtures to alleged groping.
In the time since the repercussions have been swift and seismic.
Clarke’s recent Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award has been rescinded, his latest ITV show ‘Viewpoint’ pulled from air ahead of its final episode, and his series ‘Bullefproof’ removed from The CW’s streaming service in the United States.
With the likes of his co-star Ashley Walters and Michaela Coel condemning Clarke’s alleged actions, the 45-year-old has broken his silence.
His words below…
“I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing. Recent reports however have made it clear to me that some of my actions have affected people in ways I did not intend or realise. To those individuals, I am deeply sorry. I will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better.”
With that, what are…