‘Sex and the City’ Entertainer Chris Noth is denying charges of sexual offense against him distributed in a report Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter.
Two ladies, who utilized aliases the THR story to ensure their security, blame Noth for sexually them. The supposed episodes happened in 2004 in Los Angeles and 2015 in New York, separately. The ladies said Noth reprising his job as Mr. Big in the HBO Max series “And Just Like That…” persuaded them to approach.
“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,” Noth said in a statement to CNN.
First Women ‘Zoe’:
The first woman, who went by Zoe, said she was 22 in 2004 when the alleged assault occurred, she said.
Noth invited Zoe to a pool at a building in West Hollywood, where he had an apartment, according to the report. In August, she and a friend visited the building with a “best friend from college,” who The Hollywood Reporter said confirmed having gone to the pool and having sat with Zoe and Noth in the whirlpool spa.
There, Noth asked several questions about her studies in college and left a book before he took a call in his apartment, it said. Zoe said that later, at some point, she went to his apartment to return the book, and she alleged that Noth “kissed her as she stepped through the door,” according to the report.
She said that the kiss wasn’t alarming but that “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,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Stop!’ And he didn’t. I said, ‘Can you at least get a condom?’ and he laughed at me,” Zoe told the publication.
Zoe’s friend took her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where, Zoe said, she was treated for an assault and two police officers stopped by, according to the report. Zoe told the publication that she didn’t publicly name Noth because she feared that they wouldn’t believe her and because her job was in jeopardy. The hospital told The Hollywood Reporter that it doesn’t keep records dating to 2004.
Zoe said she “started having nightmares and flashbacks” and found it “hard to concentrate at work,” The Hollywood Reporter said. In January 2006, she eventually sought counseling at the UCLA Rape Crisis Center, which Julie Banks, the center’s director, confirmed to the magazine, adding that “it is not uncommon for survivors of sexual assault to put off seeking treatment.”
Second Women ‘Lily’:
The second woman, who went by Lily, said she was 25 and living in New York in 2015 when the alleged assault took place.
The Hollywood Reporter said Alex, Lily’s friend, told the magazine that she advised her not to go. But at some point, Lily did meet Noth for dinner at the restaurant, where, she said, they talked about her job and career trajectory over drinks, accroding to the report. As the restaurant was closing up, Zoe claimed, “Noth invited her to his apartment around the corner” to sample his collection of whiskeys, according to the report.
Lily said that when they were at the apartment, “we were listening to music, and he has all these books about art and fashion,” the magazine reported.
“He tried to make out with me,” it quoted her as saying. “I cautiously entertained it. He’s older and looked older. He kept trying and trying and trying, and I should have said no more firmly and left.
“And then the next thing I knew, he pulled down his pants and he was standing in front of me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that he thrust his penis into her mouth.
After it was noted that he was married with children, Lily said, Noth said that marriage was a “sham” and that monogamy was “not real,” the publication reported. Shortly afterward, Lily told it, he started “having sex with me from the back in a chair,” adding, “We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened.”
Lily told The Hollywood Reporter that once it was over, she put on her skirt in the bathroom, where, she said, she was “feeling awful” and “totally violated.”
She said she later called for an Uber ride and phoned her friend Alex, who told The Hollywood Reporter that she was “pretty hysterical” and that Lily told her that Noth had “pretty forcibly” had sex with her. Lily said she didn’t remember making the call with Alex, the magazine reported.
Alex told The Hollywood Reporter that the next day, she listened to a voicemail on Lily’s phone, in which she alleged that Noth said: “‘Hey, hope you didn’t take anything wrong last night. We had fun. Just want to make sure you didn’t take it the wrong way.’” Lily’s account differed slightly from that of Alex, who told the magazine that Noth left a voicemail that said: “‘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.’”
In March and April, Noth and Lily exchanged text messages, which The Hollywood Reporter said it reviewed. In one message, Noth wrote: “By the way I have to ask did you enjoy our night last week. I thought it was a lot of fun but I wasn’t quite sure how you felt.”
In response, it said, Lily wrote: “Hmm…I certainly enjoyed your company. Great conversation. Not to go into specifics over text message, but I did feel slightly used… Perhaps this is better as a phone conversation but I can’t talk at the moment.”
Noth said he hoped to meet again for dinner or drinks, according to Lily, who responded in a “friendly but noncommittal way,” The Hollywood Reporter said. The two never met again.
Noth is best known for his role as John James Preston, the husband of Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City.” He reprised the role in the highly anticipated HBO Max revival, “And Just like That… .”
The series premiere outraged fans for killing off Noth’s character when he suffered a heart attack after a Peloton ride.