Remember when Zinedine Zidane gave a fellow player a headbutt that earned him a red card in the final game of his career? New assault allegations against the famous award-winning actor Noel Clarke are the red card marking a tragic end to his 20-year career.
The lead actor and screenwriter who became popular after the movie ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ in 2003 is facing serious accusations of bullying and harassment. Things are not going well for Clarke, as many of his colleagues have confirmed that they were always scared to talk about his behavior or the things he did to women. They expressed concern and regret that they didn’t come out sooner about Clarke’s dark side, which could have prevented their female friends from being hurt or abused.
Other actresses have confirmed some of these allegations. Jing Lusi, the Crazy Rich Asians star, reportedly claimed that Noel Clarke wanted to get intimate with her when she worked with him on the movie ‘SAS: Red Notice’ and was apprehensive towards her when she refused. Another woman also accused Clarke of making her feel extremely uncomfortable in the dressing room. About 20 other women have accused the actor of assault, verbal abuse, and bullying in a time frame between 2004 and 2020.
The case against the actor is compelling, yet he has vehemently denied several of these accusations, saying he has never had any case like this reported about him in almost 20 years of his career. He is ready to fight these allegations in court. He claimed that there was only one time he may have said something inappropriate to a woman, and for that, he sincerely apologizes. He claims he is deeply sorry and is seeking help for his behavior.
The actor was announced the winner and receiver of the BAFTA award for 2021, an award for outstanding British contribution to cinema. This award, however, has been rescinded following investigations, after the academy received news on these allegations of assault, which is to be expected after all, since presenting such an award to a person accused of such unacceptable behavior, is a stain on the academy and what they represent or approve of. The academy said that had they been aware of such conduct, they never would have presented the award to him.
Filmmakers are already dissociating with the actor, and Sky, which hosts the Brotherhood show, reports that they have stopped working with the actor following the accusations. ITV has also announced that it will not air the final episode of Viewpoint, which Clarke was a part of, that was to be aired, has been removed following the allegations.
The actor is married to Iris Da Silver, and they have 3 kids he claims to love very much. Unfortunately, this may be the end of the road for Noel Clarke, as this case is a serious career-ending one, and it’s not going away anytime soon.