Noel Clarke, an actor for many years, is accused of groping, sexual harassment and bullying by no less than 20 women. Bafta respond by suspending his membership of the organisation and his outstanding contribution award.
Derrick May, a DJ for many years, is accused of sexual mispropriety, including assault and rape, by no less than 18 women – and there are strongly believed to be more. The industry responds by giving him a $25,000 gig.
Bafta was a little slow to respond, but at least they did. Over a year after the first allegations against May appeared, I’m still waiting to see if anything is going to happen.
It tells you all about this squalid business, doesn’t it?