Ground Report | New Delhi: Noel Clarke sex case; British actor, writer and director Noel Clarke has made headlines after being accused of groping, stalking and harassment by 20 women. The Metropolitan Police Service has shelved sexual harassment claims against “embarrassed” actor Noel Clarke, to the fury of women’s safety advocates.
As many as 20 women have reported sexual harassment and bullying by the BAFTA-winning star of Doctor Who and Bulletproof.
But now the Sunday Mirror report reveal that the Met has decided that the women’s testimonies “would not meet the threshold for a criminal investigation”.
Anna Birley, from the lobby group, Reclaim These Streets, said: “Reporting experiences of sexual assault or abuse is difficult, so it must be very upsetting for women who have been so brave and speak up to hear that police don’t believe in their testimonies are enough”.
Activist Anna, who formed the group after the murder of Sarah Everard by Met officer Wayne Couzens, added: “Our criminal justice system fails women time and time again.
“Women deserve to be heard and believed.”
In May last year, the Met said it was “evaluating” the allegations against Clarke, 46.
In July she said more women had come forward.
But yesterday the force admitted that it will not launch a formal investigation “after a thorough evaluation by specialized detectives.”
Clarke played Mickey Smith in “Doctor Who” from 2005 to 2010 and played Sam in the films “Kidulthood,” “Adulthood” and “Brotherhood,” which he wrote and directed, with the intention of bringing more portrayals of the British working class.
Clarke also writes, produces and stars as Aaron Bishop on the British police procedural series “Bulletproof” alongside his close friend Ashley Walters. (Noel Clarke sex case)
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