Actress claims police would not investigate Noel Clarke 'unless he threatened ...

An actress who claims she called the police alleging that Noel Clarke had secretly filmed her naked during an audition says she was told officers could not investigate unless the actor 'threatened her' with the footage.

Jahannah James is one of the 27 women who have accused the Viewpoint star of a campaign of sexual harassment and bullying.

Ms James, who co-starred in Brotherhood with Clarke, claims Clarke secretly filmed her while she did a naked audition.

The actress, who made the claim on Twitter, was questioned by some social media users as to why she did not go to the police.

However, Ms James has now claimed she did in fact speak to officers, but they declined to open a case.

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Writing on Twitter, she said: 'I tried to go to the police, they said they couldn't do anything unless he threatened me with the footage!!!

'And I wasn't in a place where I could speak out alone at the time. It's only together we've been able to speak now.'

It comes as, with 27 women now saying they were sexually harassed or groped by the celebrated actor and director, Scotland Yard has said it is 'assessing' a specific allegation.

The Met Police confirmed that a 'third-party report' was made on April 21 'relating to allegations of sexual offences committed by a male over a period of time'.

A third party report is when claims are made to an organisation separate from the police. This type of report is anonymous and means the claims cannot be probed by officers but can be used as intelligence.

A spokesman said no criminal investigation had been launched but that officers are 'currently assessing the information'.

They added: 'We would urge anyone who believes they have been subjected to a sexual offence to report this to police so the information can be assessed and investigated accordingly.'

Meanwhile, it was reported that Bafta spent two weeks deciding how best to respond to allegations against Clarke prior to presenting him with one of its highest honours, the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.

The father-of-three was suspended from Bafta following the allegations, while Sky took the decision to 'halt' filming of the latest series of his east London crime drama Bulletproof.  

It came as:

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer The BBC became the latest broadcaster to sever links with the 45-year-old actor; One co-star described his behaviour as the 'best kept secret' in the British film industry; Details emerged of Clarke encouraging a class of drama students to 'get undressed and get ready for bed'; Bafta chiefs voiced fears that the fall-out from giving a prestigious award to Clarke could 'destroy' the organisation; The British Film Institute, which was involved in funding some of Clarke's projects, said it was 'extremely concerned' about the allegations.

Jahannah James is one of the 27 women who have accused the Viewpoint star of a campaign of sexual harassment and bullying

Jahannah James is one of the 27 women who have accused the Viewpoint star of a campaign of sexual harassment and bullying

Noel Clarke (pictured during the British Academy Film Awards in 2021) is facing the prospect of a police investigation after seven more women came forward to accuse the Bafta star of a campaign of sexual harassment and bullying

Noel Clarke (pictured during the British Academy Film Awards in 2021) is facing the prospect of a police investigation after seven more women came forward to accuse the Bafta star of a campaign of sexual harassment and bullying

ACCUSATIONS: Jahannah James, pictured right, with Noel Clarke, has spoken out against the actor

ACCUSATIONS: Jahannah James, pictured right, with Noel Clarke, has spoken out against the actor

Christina Chong (pictured), who appeared opposite Clarke in the first series of police drama Bulletproof, posted on Twitter: ‘If in doubt, trust me, it’s true... He’s a sexual predator’

Christina Chong (pictured), who appeared opposite Clarke in the first series of police drama Bulletproof, posted on Twitter: 'If in doubt, trust me, it's true... He's a sexual predator'

Chong and Dhillon are seen alongside Clarke in a still from the Sky One drama Bulletproof. Twenty women who knew Clarke in a professional capacity have accused the Kidulthood and Doctor Who actor, 45, of sexual harassment and bullying

Chong and Dhillon are seen alongside Clarke in a still from the Sky One drama Bulletproof. Twenty women who knew Clarke in a professional capacity have accused the Kidulthood and Doctor Who actor, 45, of sexual harassment and bullying

Sharing the Guardian article to Twitter, Chong alleged the claims are have been 'UK film industry's best kept secret for years!

Sharing the Guardian article to Twitter, Chong alleged the claims are have been 'UK film industry's best kept secret for years! 

Clarke pictured with his wife, former make-up artist Iris Da Silva, at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in February 2017

Clarke pictured with his wife, former make-up artist Iris Da Silva, at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in February 2017

Noel Clarke told one of his accusers to 'get your f**** out and pee' on his friend during prank that left her in tears

Clarke asks: 'What are you crying for?', while Jahannah is left visibly upset by the prank

Clarke asks: 'What are you crying for?', while Jahannah is left visibly upset by the prank

Noel Clarke told one of his accusers to 'get your f**** out and pee' on his friend during a prank that left her in tears.

Footage has emerged of Clarke, 45, and fellow cast member Jason Maza pulling a cruel joke on Jahannah James, leaving her visibly upset.

Jason drinks a cocktail provided to him by Jahannah, before pretending to suffer from an allergic reaction to citrus fruit, saying he doesn't feel well and dropping to the ground.

Clarke then fakes a phone call to 999, asking whether Jason has to 'swallow some of the ammonia to soothe it', telling Jahannah: 'Just take your f**** out and pee on him, what's wrong with you?'

The actor came up with the stunt after hearing through the Brotherhood actress' producers that she was planning her own prank on the pair.

Jahannah, a star in Clarke's hit movie Brotherhood, is one of his alleged victims named by the newspaper, claiming she was secretly filmed doing a naked audition that was so upsetting she still cries 'years later'. 

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Clarke, a married father of three, has vehemently denied claims by women who accuse him of sexual harassment, groping and bullying between 2004 and 2019.

They claim he told them to strip off for auditions and forced them into filming nude scenes with him, as well as making unwanted advances and lewd remarks.

New details emerged yesterday of unscheduled acting workshops held by Clarke at the London School of Dramatic Art.

Jake Taylor, the school's principal, said Clarke joined the board in 2011 in an advisory role and would hold question-and-answer sessions for students. He added: 'It came to our attention that on one occasion he took it upon himself to turn one of these Q&A sessions into a practical acting workshop.

'We were informed that in this unsanctioned class he set up improvisation exercises in which students were told they had to get undressed and get ready for bed.

'Our response was to no longer schedule Noel to take unsupervised sessions with immediate effect.'

In a statement, Mr Taylor said that fresh details in recent days about the session and another previously unknown workshop by Clarke 'has shocked us'.

'Had we known about these details at the time we would have ended the professional relationship between Noel and our school with immediate effect,' he added.

Clarke's lawyers have denied that the London School of Dramatic Arts asked him to stop giving classes – saying that Clarke's workshop, called Facing\Your Fears was aimed at helping students with anxieties over performing as actors.

Meanwhile, one of Clarke's co-stars has described the allegations against him as the 'UK film industry's best kept secret for years'. Christina Chong, who appeared opposite Clarke in the first series of police drama Bulletproof, posted on Twitter: 'If in doubt, trust me, it's true... He's a sexual predator.'

Actress Jahannah James, who appeared in the film Brotherhood, which was directed by and starred Clarke, says she was forced to audition nude for him in 2013, and claims she later discovered he had covertly filmed it.

Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone also broke her silence to throw her support behind the disgraced actor's accusers in a poignant Time's Up post.

The actress, 35, who appeared opposite the actor in the 2006 film as Becky, shared the image on Instagram alongside a caption saying: 'When you're late to the party but you've been on the list for 15 years.' 

Earlier, Bulletproof actor Ashley Walters said he was 'deeply saddened' by the allegations made against Clarke in a lengthy statement posted to Twitter.

He added: 'My thoughts are with the women who have come forward and told their awful stories, I am in shock and deeply saddened by what I have heard on a multitude of levels.

'I could never condone behaviour of this nature in nor out of the workplace, and whilst Noel has been a friend and colleague for several years, I cannot stand by and ignore this allegations.   

'Sexual harassment, abuse, and bullying have no place in our industry. 

'Every woman has the right to a safe workplace and moving forward I pledge my dedication to this.' 

Walters has starred as Ronnie Pike in all three seasons of Bulletproof, an east London crime drama, but filming on the fourth season has now been halted by Sky in light of the allegations.

Clarke denies the claims.

The allegations have surfaced after Clarke received an 'outstanding contribution' award from Bafta last month in recognition of his glittering career writing, directing and starring in critically acclaimed films such as Kidulthood, Adulthood and Brotherhood. He also starred as Mickey Smith in Doctor Who between 2005 and 2010.

The Guardian newspaper reported that three senior industry figures had tipped off Bafta about the claims almost two weeks before the ceremony.

Actress Ms James - a star in one of Clarke's hit movies, Brotherhood - is one of his alleged victims named in the Guardian, claiming she was secretly filmed doing a naked audition that was so upsetting she still cries 'years later'

Actress Ms James - a star in one of Clarke's hit movies, Brotherhood - is one of his alleged victims named in the Guardian, claiming she was secretly filmed doing a naked audition that was so upsetting she still cries 'years later'

Clarke as DC Martin Young in Viewpoint, which is a British ITV five-part drama. He co-founded his own production company, Unstoppable Entertainment, in 2007

Clarke as DC Martin Young in Viewpoint, which is a British ITV five-part drama. He co-founded his own production company, Unstoppable Entertainment, in 2007

Clarke as Mickey and Billie Piper as Rose in a Christmas episode for BBC One's Doctor Who

Clarke as Mickey and Billie Piper as Rose in a Christmas episode for BBC One's Doctor Who 

In a statement, Bafta claimed it had acted 'as quickly and supportively as we could, even though we had only received the most generic of claims and no actual first-hand information to investigate allegations which were potentially of a criminal nature'. 

The Guardian said senior figures within the film academy were worried about the potential reputational damage to the organisation over its handling of the claims against Clarke. 

Bafta chair Krishnendu Majumdar was reportedly aware there could be as many as 12 women making allegations against Clarke on the eve of the awards ceremony.

He sought to speak to anyone with first-hand experience of Clarke's alleged misconduct and told an industry figure he was 'trying to do something about' the situation as it could 'destroy' Bafta 'in the court of public opinion', the newspaper said.

Majumdar is said to have described the allegations as a 'desperately difficult situation for us' as Bafta 'cannot act as judge and jury'.

He also hosted a Zoom call with figures including Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry to discuss how to respond to the allegations, The Guardian said. Bafta has said it will not comment on the latest claims in The Guardian.

However, some suggested the allegations had become a witch-hunt, which undermined the principle of innocent until proven guilty. 

One leading British actress told this newspaper: 'It is an hysterical, prurient, over-reaction – all-too typical of the witch-burning climate we live in since the mobs on social media began to dictate the rule of law.'

She added: 'The rule of law applies. Clarke denies all charges and has not yet been proved guilty.

'When you 'no platform' an entire production because of an alleged crime, you are punishing hundreds of innocent creatives for the as-yet- unproven misdemeanours of one member. Writer, actors, crews and the public lose their rights.'

Clarke has said he's 'deeply sorry' for some of his actions.

He added: '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.'

Now Mandeep Dhillon joins list of actors queuing up to condemn him

By Chris Hastings for the Mail on Sunday 

One of Noel Clarke's co-stars has referred on social media to the emergence of allegations against him, saying: 'About f****** time.'

Mandeep Dhillon, one of the main cast members in the first series of his police drama Bulletproof, was among several colleagues to comment on the revelations.

His Viewpoint co-star Alexandra Roach tweeted that she 'sees, hears and believes' the alleged victims, adding: 'Thank you to the women for your incredible bravery in coming forward.'

Earlier, Bulletproof star and co-writer Ashley Walters said he was 'deeply saddened' by the claims against Clarke, but could not ignore them.

Mandeep Dhillon (pictured), one of the main cast members in the first series of his police drama Bulletproof, was among several colleagues to comment on the revelations

Mandeep Dhillon (pictured), one of the main cast members in the first series of his police drama Bulletproof, was among several colleagues to comment on the revelations

Alexandra Roach, who stars alongside the actor in ITV's Viewpoint, said she 'sees, hears and believes' the women making the accusations

Alexandra Roach, who stars alongside the actor in ITV's Viewpoint, said she 'sees, hears and believes' the women making the accusations

Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone also broke her silence to throw her support behind the disgraced actor's accusers in a poignant Time's Up post

Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone also broke her silence to throw her support behind the disgraced actor's accusers in a poignant Time's Up post

He wrote on social media: 'My thoughts are with the women who have come forward and told their awful stories.

'I could never condone behaviour of this nature neither in nor out of the workplace, and whilst Noel has been a friend and colleague for several years, I cannot stand by and ignore these allegations. Sexual harassment, abuse and bullying have no place in our industry.

'Every woman has the right to a safe workplace and moving forward I pledge my dedication to this.'

Jaime Winstone, who featured in Clarke's breakthrough film Kidulthood, which came out in 2006, went on to Instagram to share the logo for Time's Up, the movement founded amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which supports victims of sexual harassment.

'Time's Up': Noel Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone breaks her silence on disgraced actor's sexual harassment scandal - as she shows support for accusers in poignant post

Speaking out: Noel Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone has broken her silence to throw her support behind the actor's accusers in a poignant Time's Up post (pictured in 2007)

Speaking out: Noel Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone has broken her silence to throw her support behind the actor's accusers in a poignant Time's Up post (pictured in 2007)

Noel Clarke's Kidulthood co-star Jaime Winstone has broken her silence to throw her support behind the disgraced actor's accusers in a poignant Time's Up post.

The actress, 35, who appeared opposite the actor in the 2006 film as Becky, shared the image on Instagram alongside a caption saying: 'When you're late to the party but you've been on the list for 15 years.'

Jaime shared the image of the Time's Up movement, which rose to prominence in 2018 as an initiative formed by 300 female actors,

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