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Actor Noel Clarke’s co-star Alexandra Roach has spoken out following the allegations of misconduct against the actor surfaced from 20 women.
Noel Clarke has issued an apology for his actions, but the actor has “vehemently” denied sexual misconduct or criminal behaviour.
And now his co-star Alexandra, 33, has shared a statement on Twitter to say she stands by the 20 women who spoke out against Noel.
She wrote: “I see you. I hear you. I believe you. Thank you to the women for your incredible bravery in coming forward and helping to put a stop to this kind of behaviour in our industry.
“If I could stop working with sexual predators… that would be great.
“Sending a big hug to all cast and crew who worked so very hard on Viewpoint.
“For those that want to see the final episode you’ll find it on ITV Hub for the next few days.”
Alexandra’s statement about the actor comes after Noel issued an apology and said he will be seeking professional help.
Noel “deeply” apologised after the allegations of misconduct surfaced, and in a statement made to PA news agency he said: “I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing.
“Recent reports however have made it clear to me that some of my actions have affected people in ways I did not intend or realise.
“To those individuals, I am deeply sorry. I will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better.”
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Noel’s apology comes after ITV pulled the Viewpoint finale, which he’s currently starring in.
ITV released a statement which read: “ITV has a zero tolerance policy to bullying, harassment and victimisation and robust procedures in place to investigate and deal with any complaints.
“We strongly believe that everyone deserves to work in a supportive and safe environment.
“In light of the very serious nature of the allegations against Noel Clarke raised by 20 women in the Guardian’s report, ITV has decided it is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode of the drama Viewpoint on ITV main channel this evening.
“We are mindful that some of our viewers have already invested four hours of their time over the past four nights in following this thriller which was due to conclude this evening, and they have yet to see the final episode.
“As such we plan to make it available on ITV Hub tonight for a limited time for any viewers who wish to seek it out, and watch its conclusion.”
The actor denied all but one of the allegations made by the women when they were put to him by the publication via his lawyers. The Guardian reported Clarke accepted he once made inappropriate comments about one woman, for which he later apologised. He denied the rest of her complaints.
In a statement issued via his spokesperson Clarke said: “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.”
He is married to former makeup artist Iris Da Silva and the couple live in London with their three children.
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