Noel Clarke Accused of Sexual Misconduct on 'Doctor Who' Set
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Noel Clarke has been accused of sexual misconduct on the set of BBC’s “Doctor Who,” which he appeared on from 2005 to 2010 in the role of Mickey Smith.
According to The Guardian, several people have come forward with allegations that they were sexually harassed or inappropriately touched by Clarke when he worked on “Doctor Who,” both on the set and at a promotional event for the show. Accusations have also been made against John Barrowman, who played Capt. Jack Harkness on both “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood,” with sources telling per The Guardian Barrowman repeatedly exposed himself to co-workers on the sets of two BBC productions.
“The BBC is against all forms of inappropriate behaviour and we’re shocked to hear of these allegations,” a BBC spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap Friday. “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.”
Representatives for both Clarke, who a week ago ITV, Sky and the BBC cut ties with following the publishing of aGuardian report including misconduct accusations made by 20 women against Clarke, and Barrowman did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Friday.
According to The Guardian, Clarke denied all accusations to the outlet and Barrowman called his behavior “tomfoolery” that he now knows upset co-workers, but said his actions were not intended or inferred to be sexual.
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