Noel Clarke, the actor and producer best known for his roles in Brotherhood (2016), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Mute (2018), is suing The Guardian for defamation. Married to Iris Clarke with two kids together, he alleges that the publication ruined his career and finances.
On what charges is Noel Clarke suing The Guardian?
Clarke filed a suit against the newspaper as a complaint in response to eight pieces that were published in The Guardian in which he was accused of various episodes of misconduct by 20 women between 2004 and 2019. The multi-talented director, well known for Kidulthood and its two sequels, has rejected all of the charges and stated that the stories have had a “catastrophic” impact on his career. Noel is suing the publication for defamation and according to the BBC claiming that The Guardian’s stories had a “devastating” impact on him financially, with the actor alleging that “every existing or upcoming contract” he had was terminated as a result of The Guardian’s reports.
According to Clarke’s allegation, he has “not had one single work contract” since the first Guardian article about him was published in April 2021. Clarke is suing for aggravated damages, which his lawyer’s cite is the product of the Guardian’s “relentless, targeted, vicious, and persistent nature of the wholly unjustified defamatory campaign” against him.
How much money in damages is Noel Clarke trying to recieve from this case?
The BBC discovered a $12 million amount in damages after viewing documents filed in London’s High Court as part of the defamation lawsuit but keep in mind that if Clarke wins the case, a court will ultimately decide how much he should be compensated. Along with claiming general damages for reputational harm, Clarke is seeking particular monetary losses – missed opportunities he may have had if his reputation had not been tarnished.
Following that, a high court judge will oversee the lawsuit and evaluate whether The Guardian’s pieces are truly defamatory in nature or not, with the first hearing having been scheduled for tomorrow. However, because Clarke is in the midst of hiring new counsel, the hearing has been delayed for later this year.