British actor leaves production company over sexual misconduct allegations

Written by on August 3, 2021

British actor Noel Clarke has quit his own production company, Unstoppable Film and Television Limited, after more than 20 women accused him of sexual misconduct.

A spokesperson for All3Media, which backed Unstoppable in 2018, told reporters: “Noel Clarke has left Unstoppable Film and TV. Jason Maza has also left the company.”

Clarke and Maza founded the company Unstoppable Film and Television in 2015.

The pair were initially suspended from the company after media organisations published allegations by 20 women of verbal abuse, bullying and sexual harassment by Clarke. One of the accusations is that he filmed a nude audition by Jahannah James without her consent and showed it to a producer who worked for him.

This deeply reported exposé featured various accusations — some from women on the record — about sexual harassment, unwanted touching, taking and sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos, and bullying.

Clarke in a statement released at the time denied all allegations except one. “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,” Clarke said.

However, he conceded that one allegation was true, that he had repeatedly made remarks on the buttocks of an employee, Helen Atherton, who was art director on Brotherhood.

Sources said that junior production staff at Unstoppable have already moved on to new roles at other companies, or are in the process of doing so. It’s believed that All3Media is looking at the various projects that were in development at the London-based outfit, which could move to other companies in the portfolio. It’s likely that Unstoppable will be wound down.

 



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