UNDER fire Noel Clarke called women "slags" and "gold diggers" in crude tweets that have resurfaced after accusations of sexual harassment were made against him.
The Bulletproof star, 45, has been accused of bullying and inappropriate sexual behaviour by more than 20 women, including sharing explicit pictures and videos without consent.
Clarke, who was stripped of his Bafta for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in light of the claims, has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Since the allegations came to light, historic tweets published by Clarke using derogatory language to describe women have reappeared on the platform.
Tweets obtained by The Sun, saw the actor claim women only want material items like money, bags and shoes.
He replied to a tweet by DJ Rickie H Williams: "You know those sly ones where they try swap a cuddle for sex. Can't fool me. #MeWantBoth."
It comes as:
- Noel Clarke liked a tweet about 'learning from your mistakes' days before the allegations came to light
- Noel Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone told him 'time's up' as Michaela Coel backed accusers
- Noel Clarke's Bulletproof co-star Ashley Walters broke his silence and said he's 'in shock' at allegations
- ITV cancels final episode of Viewpoint over the "serious nature of the allegations"
In another he fumed that women used their bodies to advance up the career ladder and said it made him "jealous".
He wrote: "What happened to hard work? Actually I'm just jealous I don't get to do f**k all but have t**s and a p***y I can flash for gifts and money."
Clarke reportedly shared explicit pictures of a couple having sex taken through a window and was labelled a "peeping Tom".
While the publication said the star compared women's private parts to a ham sandwich in another offensive tweet.
He also turned his attention to other women in the public eye, critcising Myleene Klass for not naming Harvey Weinstein when she first spoke of a powerful man offering her a sex contract.
He accused her of "just wanting publicity".
And he lashed out at an unnamed TV star demanding she "f**k off back to nowhere" after becoming unhappy she was on his screen.
Last night Noel was stripped of his Bafta, just three weeks after he was awarded the gong – after it was alleged he sexually harassed, groped and bullied women.
The allegations relate to a period between 2004 and 2019, the Guardian reports.
Clarke had been made aware of the allegations before he appeared onstage at the Royal Albert Hall to collect his Bafta for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema on April 10.
The awards committee had also been alerted 13 days before the ceremony – but said it was provided with "no evidence" that would allow it to investigate.
However, it has tonight suspended Mr Clarke's Bafta.
The actor is currently appearing in ITV’s new drama series Viewpoint.
Numerous women are reported to have broken their silence after the ceremony.
They allege Clarke is a serial abuser and uses his power to prey on and harass female colleagues.
Clarke said in a statement to the publication: “In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of my work and never had a complaint made against me.
"If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise.
"I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.”
Through his lawyers, Clarke categorically denied every allegation that the publication put to him.
He allegedly accepts he once made inappropriate comments about one woman, for which he later apologised.
What films and TV series has Noel Clarke been in?
Noel Clarke is one of the UK’s best-known actors, although he’s also a screenwriter, director and comic book writer
He first rose to fame playing Mickey Smith in Dr Who between 2005 and 2010.
In 2006, he took on his break-out film role as Sam in Kidulthood. The movie was followed by 2008's Adulthood and 2016's Brotherhood, which he also wrote and directed.
He's well-known for playing Aaron Bishop in Bulletproof, which he also writes and produces, and is currently starring in ITV drams Viewpoint.
Mr Clarke has starred in several films, including Centurion, Fast Girls, Star Trek: Into Darkness and SAS: Red Notice.
He's the founder of Unstoppable Film and Television with friend and fellow actor Jason Maza.
He also holds a slew of awards for his performances, including the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer and the 2009 Bafta Orange Rising Star award.
In a 29-page letter, his lawyers said he denies all of the other allegations.
Bafta confirmed in a statement that, following its March 29 announcement that it planned to give Clarke the award, it received “anonymous emails and reports of allegations via intermediaries.
However, it added: "No evidence was provided."
“We take this matter extremely seriously,” Bafta said.
“We encouraged the people who contacted us to report the matter to the appropriate authorities and also engaged an independent victim support expert to provide them with professional advice, and that support remains in place.
“We will continue to review this matter, and should any allegations be substantiated we will take appropriate action.”
But this evening, Bafta said: “In light of the Guardian’s piece, which for Bafta provided for the first time detailed accounts outlining serious allegations regarding Noel Clarke’s conduct, we have immediately suspended the award and Noel Clarke’s membership of Bafta until further notice.”
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