Chirs Noth Under Fire With More Assault Claims! Will Close Friend Sarah Jessica Parker Remain Silent?
Nearly 20 years since the Sex and the City series ended the brand new chapter in the story And Just Like That has been airing on HBO Max. Fans of the original stories about Carrie Bradshaw and her friends have been eagerly watching the brand new show which now follows the characters as 50-somethings. However, most recently, the name of the production and Mr. Big, or more specifically the actor playing him Chris Noth, have been in the media and not for good reasons. Recently three women had come forward accusing the 67-year-old actor of sexually assaulting them. What exactly did their claims allege? What effects did this have on the man’s career? And will his co-star Sarah Jessica Parker speak about the controversy in hopes of saving the show? Read on to find out all the latest information.
Chris Noth Allegations
As of the time, this article was written, three women had come forward to accuse Chris Noth of sexual assault. On Thursday, December 16th, The Hollywood Reporter had published two separate accounts of women accusing the actor of sexual assault. One woman claimed that she was assaulted in Noth’s West Hollywood apartment back in 2004. The other woman claims the assault took place at the actor’s Greenwich Village home in 2015. Both women, who in the article were referred to Zoe and Lily, told THR that the Sex and the City actor had raped them from behind while facing a mirror. Since then, another woman who is now 30, has come forward and accused Chris of sexually assaulting her when she was 18 in 2010 and working as a hostess and lounge singer at the Midtown Manhattan restaurant Da Marino. In light of the first two accusations, actress Zoe Lister-Jones took to her Instagram account to talk about how she witnessed the actor be sexually inappropriate to the fellow female staff at a club owned by Noth, and how when she had her guest spot on Law and Order, Chris would drink in between takes. But what kind of problems would this start for Noth? Read on to find out.
Chris Noth Responds
Since the first two accusations had come to light, the actor has said that the allegations made by individuals who he had met years, even decades ago, were “categorically false” in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter which later was confirmed by his reps. The 67-year-old went on to add that the encounters were consensual adding that it is difficult to not question the timing of the stories, adding that he has no idea for certain why the women are making them public now but adding that what he knows is that he did not assault the women who made the allegations.
Past Accusations Resurface
Though in light of the brand new accusations that the three women had made about Noth, one from the past has also resurfaced. The past accusation came from 1995 and it was reported by his supermodel ex-girlfriend Beverly Johnson who at the time had accused him of ‘beating her’, ‘making death threats' against her, and ‘threatening to disfigure her’. The article which first reported on it was originally published by the National Enquirer and was brought to light by an Instagram account Diet Prada. According to the article Johnson, who is now, 69 alleged that Noth whom she dated between 1990 and 1995, also added that the actor had even ‘vowed to kill her dog’. At the time that Beverly had made those claims, she had tried to get a restraining order against Chris who at the time was a star on the hit series Law & Order and who strongly denied these accusations, yet no criminal charges were ever filed against the star. In light of all this, others soon started moving away from Noth. Who exactly? Read on to find out.
Chris Noth And Just Like That
As many of you know the first episode of And Just Like That had aired on December 9th and it had eagerly been awaited for fans of Sex and the City. Of course to the excitement of many fans of the show, Chris Noth was announced to make a comeback as John James Preston, aka Mr. Big. Though, now a little SPOILER WARNING for those of you who are yet to watch the show. Despite the fan’s initial excitement at Noth’s return, it wasn’t meant to last as in the first episode, his character unfortunately dies. Though given that the allegations had come out, some fans on social media are speculating whether the producers were aware of that and did this on purpose so it wouldn’t further affect the production or if that was just a coincidence?
However, Mr. Big’s death brought some problems with it which then got turned into a perfect advert. Noth’s character is shown dying of a heart attack sometime after taking a 45-minute Peloton class. As a result of that, after the episode aired, the company’s stock went down, which prompted the company to issue a statement that its fitness equipment can improve people’s physical health. Then, the brand partnered with Ryan Reynolds, featuring Chris Noth as Mr. Big and Peloton instructor Jess King for an advert in which he tells her, “I feel great. Shall we take another ride? Life is too short not to.” The ad which was created in just 48 hours after the reaction to the show had helped the stock of the company to rise. However, in light of the accusations, both the company and Ryan Reynolds had removed all content connected to their viral advert. In a statement, the exercise equipment company had said, “Every single sexual assault accusation must be taken seriously. We were unaware of these allegations when we featured Chris Noth in our response to HBO’s reboot. As we seek to learn more, we have stopped promoting this video and archived related social posts.” But it wasn’t the only brand that dropped its collaboration with the actor. Read on to find out more.
Chris Noth Dropped By Agency
Though having this ad removed would only be the beginning of Noth’s problems, as the actor has now been dropped by his talent agency amid these accusations. A day after the initial Hollywood Reporter article had been published, a spokesperson for A3 Artists Agency had told Deadline that Chris is “no longer a client”, however, they did not elaborate further. It is also worth pointing out that the actor had joined the agency less than three months ago, according to the outlet. On top of this, the actor has also lost a $12 million deal to sell his tequila brand. A Nevada-based beverage company, Entertainment Arts Research, which often buys into celebrity drink brands has been in discussion to buy Noth’s Ambhar tequila. Though in light of the accusations the company’s CEO said that at this point it does not make sense for them to move forward with the deal, given the claims, which according to them, must be taken with the utmost seriousness. As of the time that this article has been written, it is unclear whether there will be any further consequences to the actor’s career.
Chris Noth’s Wife Speaks Out
As it turns out there might also be problems in Chris’ personal life as a result of the allegations which might even mean he will have to spend Christmas apart from his wife. As fans of the actor will know, Noth met his wife Tara Wilson in 2001 when she was bartending at the downtown club The Cutting Room which he co-owns. The pair got married in 2012 and have two sons together, Orion (13) and Keats (18 months). In light of the accusations and the fact the actor allegedly told one victim that monogamy was a sham, sources close to his wife Tara had told The US Sun that she “is not doing well”. The source claims that the actor might be non-monogamous however they have established that his wife didn’t know that. They added the family planned to spend Christmas together but that is now unknown as Tara is in LA and she is very upset. As of right now, it is not known if the two will plan on getting a divorce. Could these accusations have an effect on the new series and if so could Sarah Jessica Parker help? Read on to find out.
Could Sarah Jessica Parker Help?
Fans following the show as well as the lives of the cast would have surely heard of the feud between SJP and former co-star Kim Cattrall. For those of you who might not be aware for years, there was speculation of tension between the two actresses. Then it all had boiled over in 2018 when Parker offered condolences on the death of Cattrall’s brother, to which Kim responded with an image on Instagram that read “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker. In the description, she went on to write: “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend.” In an interview, Parker revealed that she was heartbroken over those comments, and in light of the reunion and the show, in which Kim does not feature, the press asked Noth about the whole drama where he stood up for Sarah. He revealed that he has no idea what Cattrall’s thinking is, adding that he is close to SJP and those descriptions don’t even come close to what she is like in person. Now in light of the accusations against Chris, fans are wondering whether Sarah Jessica Parker, who has so far remained silent, will speak out either in defense of her co-star or in any other way, to help defend the show in case the ratings were to tank due to all the allegations.
Though of course, now with the allegations people are wondering what next? Will the police be involved or will there be no investigation? Well according to reports from People, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department is speaking out in response to the sexual assault allegations. The person had said that the LAPD is looking into the nature of the reports and trying to determine when, where, or even if a report was ever filed. Noth’s lawyer had told the outlet that, at the time no one from law enforcement has contacted Chris or any of his representatives, adding that if anyone does reach out, they will cooperate fully.
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