‘Karma’: Noel Clarke’s Kidulthood co-star Adam Deacon takes to social media after sex allegations after couple fell out over film copyright
- Deacon and Clarke got into a fight over naming a new movie called Anuvahood
- Clarke later charged Deacon with harassment, with the latter found guilty
- Last night, Deacon took to Instagram to post a message about ‘karma’
- Comes after Clarke is accused of sexual harassment and bullying by 20 women
A former Noel Clarke co-star posted a message about ‘karma’ after Kidulthood’s director was accused of sexual harassment and bullying by 20 women.
Adam Deacon got into a falling out with Clarke when the Bafta award-winning star claimed that Deacon had “ infringed on copyright ” by calling his 2010 spoof movie Anuvahood.
Clarke, 45, accused Deacon of running an online trolling campaign against him and claimed during the 2015 trial that the 38-year-old had made death threats.
Deacon was found guilty of non-violent bullying, was not allowed to contact Clarke, and was ordered to pay £ 500.
Last night he posted a message on Instagram saying: ‘Karma. There is no need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you screw up and if you’re lucky God will let you watch. ‘
Noel Clarke and Adam Deacon appear together in Adulthood, released in 2008
Last night, Deacon posted a message on Instagram saying, ‘Karma. There is no need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. The ones who hurt you ruin themselves and if you’re lucky God let you watch ‘
Clarke had kick-started Deacon’s acting career, picking him to play in Kidulthood, released in 2006, and Adulthood, which came out two years later.
When Deacon later decided to make a spin-off, Clarke backed him up, but insisted he shouldn’t use the Anuvahood name.
Deacon made the film and won a Bafta for it, but the pair ended up at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in 2015 when their feud escalated and Clarke accused him of harassment.
Deacon denied the allegation, claiming that the Clarke was instead trying to sabotage his career.
In a message to Clarke, Deacon had sent a photo of his former co-star’s kids with a gun emoji glued to it.
“It’s a death threat, isn’t it? If we’re being honest, ‘Clarke told the court in 2015.
Clarke said, “I supported him with that [contract] as long as he didn’t call that movie Anuvahood, which he did.
Since that point we haven’t spoken to each other every now and then, I was going to get a barrage of abuse, but basically nothing massive happened until 2014 when I started having massive abuse every time I got my [Twitter] account to see people call me a bully.
He unleashed a barrage of abuse in an Instagram blog where he claimed I had bullied him for as long as he could remember and claimed that I had stopped him from getting an agent into the company.
None of these things were true in any form, but it just went on from then on.
“Many of his fans believed the lies and abused me on Twitter.”
Deacon’s attorney argued that he was “seriously ill” and had “a complete nervous breakdown” at the time of the abuse.
He had used “skunk cannabis as a form of self-medication,” the lawyer said.
Thursday night, The Guardian reported that 20 women accused Clarke of a series of sexual misconduct, including sharing nude photos without their consent.
Clarke pictured with his wife, former makeup artist Iris Da Silva, at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2017
Clarke apologized “ deeply ” for his actions yesterday, saying he will seek professional help, but has “ vehemently ” denied any sexual misconduct or criminal behavior.
The actor and producer, who is married to makeup artist Iris Da Silva, said it has become clear to him that “ some of my actions have affected people in ways that I did not intend or realize, ” and apologized to those affected . .
His comments came amid reports that Bafta had spent two weeks deciding how best to respond to allegations against Clarke before handing him one of the highest honors, the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.
The father of three was banned by Bafta after the allegations, while Sky made the decision to ‘stop’ shooting the latest series of his East London crime drama Bulletproof.