Trigger warning: Sexual assault and misconduct
It started, as these things tend to do, with one man.
When The Guardian first broke news of dozens of sexual abuse and harassment allegations against Noel Clarke in April, it rocked the British TV and film industry, and left Bafta struggling to explain why it had, just days before, honoured his ‘outstanding contribution’. After more than 20 women came forward with accounts of interactions with the star ranging from bullying to inappropriate touching, he was suspended from Bafta and dropped by a number of TV employers. But it was just the beginning.
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