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Chris Noth, the actor finest identified for his position as Mr. Big in Sex and The City and the present’s reboot, And Just Like That, is denying accusations of sexual assault.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed Thursday that two girls, recognized solely by the pseudonyms Lily and Zoe, have accused the actor of sexual assault in separate incidents that date again to the early 2000s.
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Noth, 67, is vehemently denying the claims. In an announcement supplied to USA Today, Noth stated: “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.”
Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, each approached The Hollywood Reporter earlier this 12 months, individually from one another. They each instructed the publication that Roth’s current reprisal of the Mr. Big position triggered painful reminiscences of incidents they declare came about in Los Angeles in 2004 and in New York in 2015.
Zoe instructed the leisure publication that she “buried” her expertise “for so many years.” She stated she met Noth shortly after shifting to Los Angeles in 2004 when she was 22, to work at a “high-profile” agency that did lots of enterprise with celebrities.
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“He would walk by my desk and flirt with me. He somehow got my number from the directory and was leaving messages on my work phone. My boss was like, ‘Mr. Big’s leaving messages on your voicemail,’” she stated.
Later, whereas visiting the pool at his West Hollywood condominium, she claimed she borrowed a guide from him. When she went again to his condominium to return the guide, she stated Noth raped her.
Both Zoe’s good friend and her former boss confirmed to the publication that Zoe had instructed them concerning the rape on the time, however requested them to maintain the key.
Lily stated she met the actor whereas working as a server in a New York City bar in 2015. When Noth invited her out to dinner, Lily, who was 25 on the time, stated sure.
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After dinner, she stated, the pair went again to Noth’s condominium. She claims Noth tried a number of occasions to make out along with her and Lily claimed she felt uncomfortable and after some time gave him a agency “no.” When she tried to depart she stated Noth raped her repeatedly.
A good friend, named Alex, additionally verified Lily’s claims to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that she heard a voicemail Noth left on Lily’s telephone, which she believes was an admission from Noth that he’d executed one thing flawed.
“He left a voicemail saying, ‘I had a nice time and would really appreciate it if you wouldn’t talk to your girlfriends. If we could keep this between you and me, that would be great,’” Alex stated.
Noth’s identify has made headlines often over the previous few weeks.
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Noth then starred in a Peleton commercial, produced by Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort advertising firm. Reynolds deleted a tweet that featured the commercial shortly after The Hollywood Reporter revealed its piece.
If you or somebody you recognize is experiencing abuse or is concerned in an abusive state of affairs, please go to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime for assist. They are additionally reachable toll-free at 1-877-232-2610.
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