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Friday, May 07, 2021

The Noel Clarke sexual harassment controversy threatens to embroil the BBC after several sources came forward to allege they were sexually harassed or inappropriately touched by the actor on a flagship show, Doctor Who. Another Doctor Who actor, John Barrowman, has also been accused of repeatedly exposing himself to co-workers on two BBC productions, prompting questions about whether the corporation allowed a lax culture on its sets during the mid-2000s.



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It's not surprising that the BBC had a lax culture in the 2000's decade. It wasn't until 2012 that they uncovered child sex abuse by one of their presenters (Saville) that occurred over four decades, and the following year it was revealed that Doctor Who's producer in the 1980's (Nathan-Turner) allegedly preyed upon teen fans with his partner on a regular basis.

Barrowman exposing himself on set has been public knowledge for a while. It seems until recently people joked about it and gave him a pass, largely because of his sexuality. This is the first time I've heard about the Clarke allegations, which he denies.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-05-07 10:21 AM | Reply

I have a hard time believing the guy who played Mickey would do any of this the guy who played Captain Jack Harkins on the other hand... Yeah that guy was like Pepe Le Pew doing an impression of a serial rapist.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-05-07 03:56 PM | Reply

When I wake up in my makeup
Have you ever felt so used up as this?
It's all so sugarless
Hooker, waitress, model, actress
Oh, just go nameless
Honeysuckle, she's full of poison
She obliterated everything she kissed
Now she's fading
Somewhere in Hollywood
I'm glad I came here
With your pound of flesh
You want a part of me
Well, I'm not selling cheap.

--Courtney Love, "Celebrity Skin", performed by Hole.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-05-07 08:10 PM | Reply

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