Noel Clarke, who’s best known to “Star Trek” fans for his role as Thomas Harewood in “Star Trek: Into Darkness” has been fired from his current television show because allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.
On the morning of April 30th, Deadline reported that Sky, the network behind the British show “Bulletproof,” had “halted Noel Clarke’s involvement in any future Sky productions.” A spokesperson for the company told Deadline that they were taking the allegations “extremely seriously.” A representative from Vertigo Films, the studio behind the show, made a similar statement.
Heavy has reached out to Sky and Vertigo for comment.
Sky’s decision to stop working with Clarke came a day after The Guardian published a feature outlining the allegations against the actor. An investigation by the publication found 20 women who accused Clarke of sexual harassment, bullying, and verbal abuse.
The Guardian spoke to each of these women to uncover the details of their encounters with Clarke, which included “unwanted touching or groping, sexually inappropriate behaviour and comments on set, professional misconduct, taking and sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent, and bullying.” Some of the alleged incidents occurred over 15 years ago, while others occurred within the past few years.
The Guardian reported that Clarke’s lawyers denied all the accusations on behalf of their client. Heavy has reached out to Clarke’s legal representatives for further comment.
This situation is breaking and Heavy will continue to add updates as more information is available.