Noel Clarke denies sexual harassment allegations and says they let him ‘commit suicide’
Noel Clarke has admitted he committed suicide following allegations made against him by about 20 women surrounding sexual harassment and bullying
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Noel Clarke has broken her silence to deny allegations of sexual harassment and bullying.
The Doctor Who star, 46, saw her career fall apart following accusations from 20 women, but police have not yet brought any charges.
And he said in his latest interview that the claims led him to plan to take his life with a hunting knife.
Talking to Mail on Sundaythe actor said: “I needed to do something unrecoverable. I was reaching for a book and the knife fell out of my pocket. My one-year-old said, ‘Dad, why are you? get it again?’
“I said, ‘It was just to pick up dirt from my nails…’ and he said, ‘Oh, okay,’ and somehow the normalcy of that got me out of my mind. it.
“Up until that point, I was waiting for the right moment to kill myself. I was out of here. Done. I did nothing. My mind was destroyed.”
He admits that at times in his career he may have been “excessively tactile”, but he went on to deny ever trying to kiss or groping a woman he didn’t want to.
He claimed he was a flirt and sometimes made “degrading” comments but denied his actions were supposed to “ruin my life”.
He talks about losing everything and explains that “in my heart and head, it has damaged me in a way that I cannot articulate”.
The police investigation into the charges against him was dropped after testimony from the women was ruled insufficient to meet the threshold for a criminal investigation.
Clarke went on to insist he was not a predator and said he’s been crossing the street so he doesn’t have to go behind women since he was 15 years old.
He added: “There was no arrest, no charge, no trial, no verdict that I was criminalized.
“If we don’t need judges and juries anymore, if we only need social media and TV stations, what world are we living in?”
The decision to drop the case was criticized at the time by Reclaim These Streets co-founder Anna Birley.
She said: “Reporting experiences of sexual assault or abuse is difficult, and so it’s up to women to have the courage to speak up and say they don’t believe their testimony is enough.”
“Our criminal justice system fails women over and over again. Women deserve to be heard and believed.”
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