Kate Ford shared her own experience of sexual harassment during her career on Twitter.
The Coronation Street star revealed that she had once been instructed to “throw away the robe” while contemplating foreplay trials.
The actress spoke against the background of the numerous allegations against the Viewpoint actor Noel Clarke.
He has denied all allegations.
What did Kate Ford say?
Kate tweeted her thoughts today (May 1st) in response to a tweet from ex-co-star Charlie Condou.
He wrote: “I don’t know about nude auditions, but I’ve lost the number of times I’ve been told to strip in my underwear for a commercial casting while in a room full of (dressed) people. “
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Kate noted how she had previously had a similar experience and appalled her followers.
She tweeted: “Me too! Somebody once told me to drop my robe. “
How did Kate Ford fans react?
One fan voiced his disbelief that such a practice could happen in the wake of the #MeToo movement and Harvey Weinstein’s conviction.
Somebody once told me to take off my robe.
Kate responded by stating that her experience was not new, however.
She wrote: “That was a long time ago, but still.”
Me too ! Somebody once told me to take off my robe. https://t.co/3RtOuB05s2
– Kate Ford (@ Kateford76) May 1, 2021
“Why should we have to deal with this?”
Kate also included a person who suggested that “bastards exist in most professions”.
This user also stated that “most women” just “move on” with affairs.
“Problem solved then,” they claimed.
Read more: Actor Noel Clarke admits he is “deeply sorry” and promises to “seek professional help”.
However, Kate did not accept this proposal as a solution to sexual harassment.
She replied, “Why should we have to deal with this? That’s a bizarre point of view. It doesn’t have to be a thing. “
What are the claims against Noel Clarke?
Yesterday’s series finale from Viewpoint on ITV was canceled due to allegations against actor and director Clarke.
Twenty women reportedly made allegations of verbal abuse, bullying and fumbling.
He later said that he was “deeply sorry” and that he would seek “professional help”.
BAFTA has terminated both its membership and its outstanding contribution to the cinema award it received last month.
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