CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.- Chris Noth, actor of the famous series “Sex and the City”, denied on Thursday the accusations of sexual assault presented against him by two women who contacted the specialized media The Hollywood Reporter.
Noth, who recently revived his role as “Mr. Big” in the sequel to the show “And Just Like That …”, assured AFP that his meetings with women in 2004 and 2015 were “consensual.”
“The accusations against me made by people I knew years, even decades ago, are categorically false,” Noth, 67, said in a written statement.
“These stories could have been from 30 years ago or 30 days ago. ‘No’ always means ‘no,’ and that’s a line I didn’t cross.”
The middle The Hollywood Reporter published the allegations Thursday, after prior contact with two anonymous women, who do not know each other, months apart.
One of them alleged that Noth raped her in her apartment in West hollywood in 2004 after she went to return a book he had loaned her when they met at the on-site pool.
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He was 22 years old at the time of the incident and went to the hospital to receive stitches due to his injuries, he said.
The other woman said she was on a date with Noth in New York in 2015, when he invited her to return 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 stationary bike.
The sports company quickly recruited Noth to appear in a parody ad that emphasized the health benefits of their product.
However, in the wake of recent allegations, Peloton removed the ad and related posts on social media.
The two women told The Hollywood Reporter that the renewed recognition surrounding Noth and the sequel to “Sex and the city“It was a” trigger “and led them to present their stories.
Noth defended himself saying that it was “difficult not to question the timing of these stories.”
“I do not know for sure why they are showing up now, but I do know this: I did not attack these women,” he insisted.
The Hollywood magazine Deadline reported that the Los Angeles Police Department had opened an investigation into the alleged 2004 rape.
A Los Angeles police spokesman could not immediately comment on the case when contacted by AFP.