Kidulthood star Adam Deacon previously accused Noel Clarke of ruining his career

Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon previously accused Noel Clarke of ruining his career, after the pair had a publicised fallout over Noel’s claims that Adam had "infringed on the copyright of his movies".

Though the pair’s relationship became strained in later years, they both originally starred together in Clarke's film Kidulthood in 2006 and the sequel Adulthood in 2008. But Deacon’s character was not a part of the third installment, Brotherhood in 2016.

The actor’s problems started to arise in 2011 when Decon received the Bafta Rising star award for his directorial debut, Anuvahood. Clarke had claimed that Deacon’s film infringed on the copyright of his previous films that he made a few years prior.

Deacon later claimed that the Doctor Who actor had bullied him and tried to sabotage his career as a result.

In 2014, Clarke alleged that former friend Deacon had been sending him abusive messages on Twitter, which later led to Deacon’s arrest.

In 2015, the pair took their disagreements to court. During the court case, Clarke said: "Since that point we haven't spoken every now and again I would receive a barrage of abuse but essentially nothing massive happened until 2014 when I started getting massive abuse every time I opened my [Twitter] account to see people calling me a bully.

"He released a barrage of abuse in a blog for on Instagram claiming I'd been bullying him for as long as he could remember and claiming I had stopped him getting an agent in the business.

"None of these things were true in any way, shape or form, but things just continued from there."

Deacon was later charged with harassment without violence in July 2015 along with a two-year restraining order. He was also issued with a £500 fine.

Deacon had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in early 2015. His lawyers who represented him at the time said he had a history of mental illness and that his actions were caused by paranoia and psychosis which had been induced by the use of skunk cannabis.

In 2017, while being interviewed by The Guardian Deacon claimed that he believed Clarke was trying to prohibit his career after their fallout but claims he did not intend to hurt anyone.

The actor explained: "When I got better I thought, why did I do this, what the hell was all this about? I didn’t want to hurt anybody."

Earlier this week, The Guardian revealed their investigation on Clarke which claimed 20 women had accused the actor of a range of inappropriate acts, including sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without their consent.

Clarke denied the accusations but released a statement to say he was "deeply sorry" for any hurt caused.

The statement read: "In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of my work and never had a complaint made against me.

"If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise.

"I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations."

Following the aftermath from the allegations, Deacon shared a message to his followers on Instagram that read: "Karma."

"No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you eventually screw up themelves, and if you are lucky, God will let you watch."

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