Michaela Coel has penned a statement on Twitter following the allegations of sexual harassment against Brit actor, writer and producer Noel Clarke, best known for his Kidulthood trilogy of films and recently the recipient of BAFTA’s outstanding British contribution to cinema award.
In Coel’s statement, she offered support to the accusers, saying that said she wanted to show “solidarity, to express my belief in them and to stand with them in their indignation.”
And she highlighted: “Speaking out about these incidents takes a lot of strength because some call them ‘grey areas’. They are however far from grey.”
Comcast-owned pay TV giant Sky said on Friday that it has paused its work with Clarke on Season 4 of British police drama Bulletproof and any other projects.
The news came after BAFTA suspended the Doctor Who actor late Thursday after allegations against him were reported in The Guardian. BAFTA has come under fire for honoring Clarke with its outstanding British contribution to cinema award. In a lengthy response Friday, it said it “did not have sufficient grounds to take action.”
See Coel’s full comments below.
— Michaela Coel (@MichaelaCoel) April 30, 2021