Chris Noth Accused of Sexual Assault By Two Women

"I don’t know for certain why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women", he claimed.

Two women claimed they were sexually assaulted by actor Chris Noth.

The two women — who approached The Hollywood Reporter separately, months apart, and who do not know each other — shared painful memories of incidents they say occurred in Los Angeles in 2004 and in New York in 2015, respectively.

“I’m not sure how you go about this sort of story and how you find the other victims,” wrote one of them in an email. The other one claimed that “seeing that he was reprising his role in Sex and the City set off something in me. For so many years, I buried it.” She decided it was time “to try to go public with who he is.”

She said that he invited her to come to the pool at a building in West Hollywood where he had an apartment.

He had a book with him and told her to take a look at it because he was thinking of doing a project based on the material. Then, according to Zoe and her friend, he said he had to go to his apartment to take a call. But he left the book, asking Zoe to look through it and bring it back to his apartment.

When she went to his apartment to return the book, he immediately kissed her. The kiss itself didn’t alarm her; she thought a kiss from Mr. Big would be a fun story to tell her friends. But she says he then pulled her toward him, moved her toward the bed, pulled off her shorts and bikini bottom, and began to rape her from behind. She was facing a mirror. “It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Stop!’” she says. “And he didn’t. I said, ‘Can you at least get a condom?’ and he laughed at me.”

Contacted for comment, Noth sent THR a statement: “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.”

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