‘Sex and the City’ star Chris Noth denies rape allegations


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Los Angeles (AFP) – “Sex and the City” actor Chris Noth on Thursday denied allegations of sexual assault made against him by two women who contacted the Hollywood Reporter.

Noth – who recently reprized his role as Mr. Big in the sequel to the series “And just like that …” – told AFP that his encounters with women in 2004 and 2015 were “consensual”.

“The accusations made against me by people I met years, if not decades ago, are categorically false,” Noth, 67, said in a written statement.

“These stories could be from 30 years or 30 days ago – no always means no – that’s a line I haven’t crossed.”

The Hollywood Reporter published the allegations Thursday, after being contacted for the first time by the two anonymous women – who do not know each other – months apart.

A woman alleged that Noth raped her at her West Hollywood apartment in 2004 after going to return a book he briefly loaned her when they met at the building’s swimming pool.

She was 22 at the time of the incident and went to hospital to receive stitches due to her injuries, she said.

The other woman said she was on a date with Noth in New York in 2015 when he invited her back to his apartment, where he allegedly assaulted her.

Noth recently appeared in the first episode of “And Just Like That …” in which his character dies of a heart attack shortly after training on a Peloton exercise bike.

The exercise company quickly recruited Noth to appear in a parody advertisement emphasizing the health benefits of his product.

Following the allegations, Peloton removed the ad and related social media posts.

The two women told The Hollywood Reporter that a new publicity surrounding Noth and the sequel to “Sex and the City” was “triggering” and prompted them to share their testimonies.

Noth said it was “hard not to question when these stories were released.”

“I don’t know for sure why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women,” he said.

Los Angeles police are “examining the nature of the report,” a spokesperson told AFP.


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