Chris Noth Denies Sexual Assault Accusations
Chris Noth has denied claims by two women accusing him of sexually assaulting them in 2004 and 2015.
In allegations made to The Hollywood Reporter, both women gave detailed accounts published under Zoe and Lily pseudonyms.
The magazine claims that both women do not know each other.
In his statement, the 67-year-old actor denied the claims noting that “the encounters were consensual” and the accusations of assault are “categorically false.”
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor said, “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false.”
“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.”
40-year old Zoe claims that the actor had allegedly raped her at an apartment in West Hollywood in 2004 at 22.
While Lily, now 31, says she was raped in his Greenwich Village apartment in New York City in 2015 when she was 25, and he was 60.
The detailed article by journalist Kim Masters includes interviews with several people, including Zoe’s ex-boss, a rape treatment centre, and Zoe’s friend, all of whom account backs both women’s claims. The article also involves a text message purportedly between Mr Noth and Lily at the time of the alleged assault.
Chris Noth is popular for playing the lead character Mr Big in Sex And The City and also for his role in Law & Order.