Actor Chris Noth is accused of sexual abuse by two women. the Law & Order and Sex and the City star has denied the allegations, claiming the encounters were amicable.
“The allegations against me from people I met years or even decades ago are categorically false,” said Noth in a prepared statement.
“These stories could be 30 years or 30 days ago – no always means no – that’s a limit that I haven’t crossed. The encounters were consensual. It is difficult not to question the timing of these stories’ publication “I’m not sure why they are coming up now, but I do know one thing: I did not attack these women.”
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Noth has been in the pop culture zeitgeist lately, as the highly anticipated revival of Sex and the City, HBO Max’s And just like that … premiered last week. He is also a regular on the CBS drama series The equalizer. on And just like that …, Noth’s Mr. Big was at the center of the show’s biggest plot and made headlines around the world. After a shocking development for the character in the first episode, Noth starred in a much-acclaimed applause Peleton advertising, produced by Ryan ReynoldsMaximum Effort Marketing Company.
In a detailed report by The Hollywood Reporter, Noth is accused of sexual assault by two different women who spoke anonymously with the publication for privacy reasons. The women who did not know each other spoke under the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31. Both women told the story THR the renewed attention in distress with And just like that … brings back painful memories and prompted them to tell their stories.
Lily turned on first THR in August, and Zoe first spoke to the magazine in October. Zoe, who still works in the entertainment industry and claims rape, said THR that her attack occurred in Los Angeles in 2004. Lily, who now works as a journalist, said she was allegedly attacked by Noth in New York City in 2015.
After graduating from college in 2004, Zoe, then 22, moved to Los Angeles and worked in an entry-level job in the entertainment industry, where Noth and other celebrities regularly did business. Zoe told the publication that Noth would walk by her desk and flirt with her and leave messages on her work phone. Your former boss in this company confirmed this behavior THR, and said she found it strange that Noth was much older and at the height of his Sex and the City Fame, took an interest in her younger co-worker but didn’t find it unsettling.
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According to the report, Noth invited Zoe to the pool at his West Hollywood apartment building. At his apartment, Zoe claims North kissed her as she stepped through the door and “carefully kissed her back” THR, who writes that Noth allegedly “pulled her to him, moved her to bed, removed her shorts and bikini bottoms, and started raping her from behind.”
A friend of Zoe’s anonymously confirmed the alleged attack on THR, saying the two went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to say she had been attacked but failed to mention Noth’s name for fear of reprisal from a celebrity .
Lily, who was 25 years old at the time, told the story THR She met Noth, then 60, when she was a waitress in the VIP area of New York nightclub No. 8.
“I was really starry,” Lily told the publication. “He must have attacked me. I was flattered. I knew he was married, which is a shame for me. “
Noth got her number, asked her out on a date, and they went to dinner at Il Cantinori, a restaurant that on Sex in the city as the venue of Carrie Bradshaws (Sarah Jessica Parker) 30th birthday party. According to the report, when they arrived the kitchen was already closed and they were drinking wine at the bar while discussing the third SATC Film and Lily’s career path. Lily told THR she had “drank too much, although she was still a long way from fainting”. As a fan of Noth, she agreed THR she had an “out of body experience” on the date.
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After leaving the restaurant, the two of them went to Noth’s apartment in Greenwich Village around the corner and drank whiskey.
“He tried to make out with me. I entertained it carefully, “said Lily THR. “He’s older and looked older. He kept trying and trying and trying and I shouldn’t have said more firmly and left.
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One of Lily’s friends told us about it THR that she remembers that she got a call after the alleged incident and suggested calling the police, but Lily refused. The friend claims she listened to a voicemail from Noth after that night in which he allegedly said, “Hey, I hope you didn’t get anything wrong last night. We had fun .”
THR states the publication was checking text messages between Noth and Lily, one of which said, “By the way, I have to ask if you enjoyed our night last week. I thought it was a lot of fun, but I wasn’t entirely sure how you felt? ” Lily’s text reply was: “Hmm … I definitely enjoyed your company. Great entertainment. Noth asked her to meet another time, but the two never met again.
Both women state that the alleged sexual incidents took place in front of a mirror.
Noth did not respond to specific details of the allegations beyond his blanket denial.
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