Two ladies have come ahead with sexual assault claims towards Chris Noth, describing separate incidents they are saying befell greater than a decade aside.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the information of the allegations early Thursday. The article particulars claims made by two ladies recognized by the pseudonyms Lily and Zoe.
Lily, now 31, mentioned she was working as a server on the now-defunct New York nightclub No. eight in 2015 when she met Noth, who requested her on a date. She mentioned the “Sex and the City” actor requested to fulfill her for dinner at Il Cantinori ― by the way the setting for a Season four episode of the HBO collection ― earlier than he raped her at his house in New York’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.
Now a journalist within the leisure business, Lily instructed the publication that she “buried” her reminiscence of the assault for a few years, and is scared of repercussions if her id is made public. Pointing to Noth’s position within the HBO Max collection “And Just Like That…,” she added, “Seeing that he was reprising his role in ‘Sex and the City’ set off something in me.”
Zoe, now 40, mentioned she was raped by Noth at an house in West Hollywood, California, in 2004. “I was 25 at the time,” she instructed THR. “It was a lot. I didn’t know what to do.”
Her claims have been corroborated by a former boss, who mentioned she witnessed Noth talking to Zoe at her desk previous to the incident. A workers member on the UCLA Rape Crisis Center confirmed that Zoe had been handled on the facility in 2006, however didn’t supply particulars on her alleged attacker.
Noth denied the allegations in an electronic mail assertion despatched to HuffPost by his representatives. “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” he mentioned. “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,” he continued. “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.”
Noth is at the moment reprising his position as Mr. Big ― the on-again, off-again paramour of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw ― in “And Just Like That…,” the much-hyped “Sex and the City” revival collection. Many followers expressed shock that Mr. Big died of a coronary heart assault after a Peloton exercise within the collection premiere, which aired final week, although there have been hints the character will reappear in later episodes.