BAFTA suspends Noel Clarke, 'Doctor Who' star, over abuse allegations
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Noel Clarke attends the BAFTA Film Gala at the The Savoy Hotel, ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards this Sunday, on February 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has suspended British actor and producer Noel Clarke following allegations of sexual misconduct.
(CNN)BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has suspended British actor and producer Noel Clarke following allegations of sexual misconduct.
The body told CNN in a statement on Friday that it had made the decision to suspend Clarke's membership, along with his recent award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, "in light of the allegations of serious misconduct" leveled against him in the Guardian newspaper.
In a statement sent to its members and shared with CNN, BAFTA said it had received allegations against Clarke ahead of the award ceremony but was unable to take action because the claims were made anonymously or indirectly.
On Friday, UK broadcaster Sky, which recently aired a third season of Clarke's detective series "Bulletproof," announced it had halted any future work with him, "effective immediately. " The company said it "stands against all forms of sexual harassment and bullying and takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously. "