VIEWPOINT’s Alexandra Roach has broken her silence and reached out to female victims of abuse after her co-star Noel Clarke was accused of sexual misconduct.
The actress, 33, says she ‘sees, hears and believes’ women of sexual crimes, adding that she does not want to work with “sexual predators”.
Alexandra Roach has broken her silence[/caption]
The actress stars alongside Noel Clarke in Viewpoint[/caption]
Alexandra 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.
Alexandra thanked female victims for their ‘bravery’[/caption]
The star sent a ‘big hug’ to her Viewpoint colleagues[/caption]
“Sending a big hug to all the cast and crew who worked so very hard on Viewpoint.”
Alexandra finished her message by directing fans of the show to the ITV Hub to catch the final episode, after the channel pulled it from terrestrial airways.
Late on Friday afternoon, 45-year-old Clarke issued a statement to say he is “deeply sorry” and is “seeking professional help” after a series of sex harassment claims were made against him.
Clarke has ‘vehemently’ denied allegations of sexual misconduct and criminal wrongdoing[/caption]
Clarke said recent allegations of misconduct have “made it clear to me that some of my actions have affected people in ways I did not intend or realise.”
He added: “To those individuals, I am deeply sorry.
“I will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better.”
However, in the statement, he added: “I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing.”
Clarke has been accused of a range of acts[/caption]
A total of 20 women have made allegations of this nature against the actor, who is married to Portuguese wife Iris Da Silva .
An ITV spokesperson said it would not be broadcasting the final episode of Viewpoint, which has aired every night on ITV1 this week.
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.
The final episode of Viewpoint – starring Clarke – has been pulled from ITV1[/caption]
“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.”
Clarke – pictured with wife Iris – has been stripped of his Bafta[/caption]
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Clarke, meanwhile, has been stripped of his Bafta for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema – just three weeks after he was awarded the gong.
Sky has also confirmed they have “halted” work with the actor following the claims.
Along with Alexandra Roach, Clarke’s Bulletproof co-star Ashley Walters has spoken out, saying he is “in shock” and is “deeply saddened” about the shocking claims.