Noel Clarke Accused Of Sexual Harassment On Set Of BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’
The Noel Clarke fallout continues, with the Guardian reporting today that the actor has now been accused of sexual harassment by several women on the set of BBC flagship show Doctor Who.
Clarke acted in the series as vehicle technician Mickey Smith from 2005 to 2010. The incidents detailed in the latest report range from inappropriate touching and sexual comments on set to aggressive and bullying behavior after his advances were spurned. Clarke continues to strenuously deny all allegations of sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing, including from the new article via his lawyers, but has said he will seek professional help for his behavior.
The latest Guardian exposé – which comes after the broadsheet broke the original story last week highlighting allegations of misconduct against Clarke from more than 20 women – also implicates fellow Doctor Who actor John Barrowman, who allegedly exposed himself to co-workers on two BBC productions.
The incidents are characterized as “inappropriate pranks rather than anything amount of sexually predatory behaviour” by the report and Barrowman described them as “tomfoolery” in a statement, saying he never intended them to be interpreted as sexual. Barrowman also said via his lawyers that he was not aware of any allegations against Clarke.
Following the initial allegations made against Clarke last week, a video resurfaced of the actor talking with Barrowman on stage during a panel where the pair exchange jokes about inappropriate workplace conduct.
The BBC responded to today’s story:
“The BBC is against all forms of inappropriate behaviour and we’re shocked to hear of these allegations. To be absolutely clear, we will investigate any specific allegations made by individuals to the BBC – and if anyone has been subjected to or witnessed inappropriate behaviour of any kind we would encourage them to raise it with us directly.
“We have a zero tolerance approach and robust processes are in place – which are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect best practice – to ensure any complaints or concerns are handled with the utmost seriousness and care.”
The fallout from the accusations against Clarke has reopened sore wounds in the UK’s film and TV industry. Yesterday, more than 900 people signed a letter calling for wide workplace culture change in response to an “industry that turns a blind eye to predators and harassers operating in plain sight”.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Wednesday at 9:14 PM|
You're two weeks late or in the Tardis.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/07/2021|
John Barrowman can expose himself to me, any time.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/07/2021|
I've seen interviews with Barrowman talking about hiding props in his copious ass, and pulling them out as pranks.
Which might qualify as "hostile work environment", if it weren't a hot guy doing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/07/2021|
Well if your network is called Big Black Cock, what do you expect?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/07/2021|
There was a quote from David Tennant about Doctor Who along the lines of how he and Steven Moffat were the only two straight men on the set and they'd hide in a corner and talk about sport.
It was a horrible environment to go into.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/07/2021|
John Barrowman accused of sexual misconduct on set, admits to “tomfoolery” and “exuberant behavior”:
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/08/2021|
How does DL find all these obscure actors to gossip about, I swear half of them are just made up.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/08/2021|
I wanted to view Clarke's series Viewpoint on Prime and apparently it no longer exists. This seems very unfair to everyone else involved in the production.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Monday at 11:47 PM|
Each season it got worse. Clarke was a harasser. Barrowman was a flasher, and then K-9 was the biggest bitch
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Tuesday at 12:43 AM|
Who cares what the STRAIGHTS do?...And he is UGLY....How does THIS become a thread on a GAY site?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Tuesday at 12:46 AM|
It's a gossip site too, r11.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Tuesday at 1:07 AM|
R12 = A GAY gossip site. Nobody cares what an ugly bald straight guy did....
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Tuesday at 1:32 AM|
[quote] Nobody cares what an ugly ( bald )straight guy did....
Bless you, bless you dearly!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Tuesday at 1:35 AM|
[quote] Nobody cares what an ugly bald straight guy did....
Boop Zeep Too Doi!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Tuesday at 1:37 AM|
Video of Hot Guy cooking in his Underwear. Far better than OP thinks is interesting..
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Tuesday at 2:08 AM|
[quote] I wanted to view Clarke's series Viewpoint on Prime and apparently it no longer exists.
They didn’t even broadcast the last episode on tv, only had it on streaming. I had to pull it off torrents to finish the series.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Tuesday at 3:51 AM|
R19, is the series worth watching?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Tuesday at 5:29 PM|
[quote] is the series worth watching?
The premise was good, but as it goes along, it gets stupid (some plot holes) and IMO the ending is more of a letdown than a satisfying conclusion.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Tuesday at 5:40 PM|
Viewpoint was rubbish.
The concept was good but the coincidences of the missing woman and all the neighbours being involved in crime syndicates and gangs and money laundering was just too WTF.
The sub plot with the murdered Polish woman was very distracting.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Tuesday at 11:44 PM|
Well, alright then. Good to know I'm missing out on nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Wednesday at 10:05 AM|
When you compare it to dramas like Broadchurch, Five Days and Criminal Justice it's in a totally different league.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Wednesday at 10:23 AM|
I had never heard of Five Days or Criminal Justice so thank you. HBO has Season 1 of Five Days and Daily Motion has Season 2. Always looking for a good series.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Wednesday at 9:14 PM|