Bectu statement concerning Noel Clarke allegations

29 April 2021

Bectu has responded to allegations concerning Noel Clarke, published by The Guardian this evening.

“The allegations in The Guardian this evening concerning Noel Clarke are extremely serious. It takes huge courage to speak out and these women have our solidarity.

“We welcome that BAFTA has suspended Noel Clarke, but this cannot be the end of the matter and the allegations must be urgently investigated with lessons learned for the whole industry.

“Abuse of power is never acceptable and the industry must be clear and swift in its response to substantiated complaints. We are seeking a meeting with BAFTA urgently.”