Noel Clarkes Viewpoint co-star Alexandra Roach breaks silence on abuse allegations – Mirror.co.uk

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Noel Clarke’s Viewpoint co-star Alexandra Roach said she is heart broken following the sexual misconduct allegations made against the actor this week.

Speaking on Twitter, Alexandra, 33, said she ‘sees, hears and believes’ the women making the accusations.

The actress hit out after 20 women shared their stories of being sexually harassed and bullied by Clarke, 45..

The Kidulthood actor – who has been stripped of his Bafta for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema – has ‘vehemently denied’ the accusations.

Alexandra Roach played Zoe Sterling in Viewpoint opposite Noel Clarke as DC Martin Young
(Image: © Tiger Aspect Productions 2021)

After the scandal came to light, Viewpoint’s Alexandra shared a broken heart emoji to Twitter and penned : “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 the cast and crew who worked so very hard on Viewpoint.”

Alexandra ended her message by reminding fans how they could catch the end of the series on the ITV hub after the station decided to remove the episode from the schedule.

Alexandra spoke out on Twitter as she posted a broken heart emoji
ITV pulled the final episode of Viewpoint from the air after the allegations against Clarke – which he has vehemently denied
(Image: © Tiger Aspect Productions 2021)

Viewers had aired their disappointment on Thursday night that the channel ran the penultimate episode – which included a sex scene with Clarke – on the same night the allegations were published following a Guardian investigation.

On Friday afternoon, Clarked issued a statement saying he is ‘deeply sorry’ and ‘seeking professional help’.

The actor and director, who is married to Portuguese wife Iris Da Silva, said he was going to educate himself to ‘change for the better.’

Clarke added that he “vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing.”

Clarke has been suspended by Bafta and stripped of his Contribution to British Cinema Award – which he picked up in February this year
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It came after a spokesperson for ITV announced it would not broadcast the final episode of Viewpoint.

The spokesman said: “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.

Noel starred as DC Martin Young in the five part drama
(Image: © Tiger Aspect Productions 2021)

“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.”

Sky also confirmed they have ‘halted’ work with the Bulletproof actor after the allegations.

A Sky spokesman said: “Sky stands against all forms of sexual harassment and bullying and takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously.

“Effective immediately, we have halted Noel Clarke’s involvement in any future Sky productions.”

 

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