Chris Noth: the Sex And The City actor has been accused of sexual assault by three women

Chris Noth: Sex And The City cast respond as the actor is accused of sexual assault by three women

The Sex And The City actor has now been accused of sexual assault by three women, who contacted The Hollywood Reporter with their allegations.

Warning: this article describes sexual assault.

Chris Noth’s Sex And The City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis have issued a joint statement following the mounting allegations of sexual assault against him.

Last week, two women, Zoe*, now 40, Lily*, now 31, alleged that they were sexually assaulted by Sex And The City actor Chris Noth, according to The Hollywood Reporter

On 17 December, a third accusation was made. In a report published by the Daily Beast, a woman who  used the pseudonym Ava* alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her while she was working at a restaurant.

The women, who reportedly approached the outlet separately, months apart, and who do not know each other, stated that press around HBO Max’s new SATC sequel series, And Just Like That, which sees Noth reprise his role as Mr Big, brought back painful memories, prompting them to come forward. 

In a statement posted to Instagram, Parker, Nixon and Davis wrote: “We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth. We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences.”

“We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it,” they added.

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In the three alleged incidents, occurring in Los Angeles in 2004 and in New York in 2010 and 2015, respectively, the women accuse Noth of rape and sexual assault. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the outlet was contacted back in August by Lily, now a journalist, and Zoe, who works in the entertainment industry, in October.

“Seeing that he was reprising his role in Sex And The City set off something in me,” Zoe reportedly told The Hollywood Reporter. “For so many years, I buried it.” But she decided it was time “to try to go public with who he is”.

Lily, writing in an email to the outlet, said: “I’m not sure how you go about this sort of story and how you find the other victims.”

The article goes into detail about the two events, including how Zoe attended hospital and required stitches following the alleged assault. 

The Hollywood Reporter also spoke to individuals including Zoe’s former boss and Lily’s friend, who knew the victims, to corroborate some of the alleged events, and also viewed texts Noth and Lily exchanged in March and April 2015. 

Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex And The City
Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex And The City

In a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth denied the allegations. “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” he wrote. “These stories could’ve been from 30 years ago or 30 days ago – no always means no – that is a line I did not cross. The encounters were consensual. It’s difficult not to question the timing of these stories coming out. I don’t know for certain why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women.”

Following the allegations, Noth was confirmed to have been dropped by his management, A3 Artists Agency, and a viral Peleton advert starring him (and mocking that big And Just Like That episode 1 twist) has been taken down from social media

“Every single sexual assault accusation must be taken seriously,” a Peloton spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “We were unaware of these allegations when we featured Chris Noth in our response to HBO’s reboot. As we seek to learn more, we have stopped promoting this video and archived related social posts.”

The actor has also been removed from the cast of the crime drama series The Equalizer.

The Los Angeles Police Department is not currently investigating the claims “at this point”, Deadline  reports.

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