Adam Deacon slams ‘sociopathic’ Noel Clarke for ‘gaslighting and sabotaging’ him

Noel Clarke’s former co-star Adam Deacon has accused him of "gas-lighting" him and making him a "victim" of his "sociopathic" behaviour over the course of 15 years.

The Kidulthood star, who acted alongside Noel, released a statement on Twitter, making the claims on Tuesday.

He also shared his support for the 27 women who have come out and made allegations of sexual harassment and bullying against the Bulletproof actor.

Sharing the post on his Twitter page, Adam began his post by saying he "believes every single word" of the women who have accused his former colleague, and went on to claim he had a mental breakdown because Noel was "gas-lighting" him.

The 38-year-old wrote: "I would like to start by saying I stand by all the women who have spoken out and told of their harrowing experiences with Noel Clarke.

"I wholeheartedly believe every single word and I hope that anyone who is yet to come forward with information will be listened to.

"I myself have been a victim of Noel Clarke for 15 years. My career was continually sabotaged and the gas lighting became so severe that it led to the complete breakdown of my mental health."

Adam recalled how he’d spoken out on Noel’s "sociopathic behaviour" on multiple occasions, but said his claims had always been "dismissed".

"People dealing with mental health may at times explain things differently but they should still be believed," the star continued, sharing his sadness that he wished the world had taken "more notice" of his words before it "affected so many others".

Despite this, Adam said he’s received a number of messages of support since the allegations against Noel were printed in The Guardian online, and is extremely grateful.

"While recent events have served as a small vindication for me," Adam went on, "I am beyond saddened by the pain that so many people have had to endure at the hands of Noel Clarke.

"I am now looking towards a fresh start and focusing all my time and energy on my acting career."

The actor was accused of infringing on "the copyright" of Noel’s films by calling his own new movie Anuvahood.

After being convicted in 2015 of sending his 45-year-old former co-star abusive messages online, Adam was then given a restraining order to stay away from him.

Noel Clarke fiercely denies all sex allegations which relate to a period between 2004 and 2019.

The Viewpoint star has also had his Bafta award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, which he received on April 10, stripped by the charity, and Sky has halted all work with him on their critically-acclaimed drama Bulletproof.

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