chris noth responds to sexual assault allegations: 'that is a line i did not cross'

Chris Noth Responds To Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘That Is A Line I Did Not Cross’

Chris Noth has responded to a bombshell report from The Hollywood Reporter that alleges two women were sexually assaulted by him in 2004 and 2015.

The first woman, using the pseudonym Zoe, informed THR that seeing the actor, 67, reprise his Sex and the City role for the new revival, And Just Like That… “set off something in me.”

“For so many years, I buried it,” she said, adding that she thought it was time “to try to go public with who he is.”

“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” Noth said in a statement. “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. 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.”

In the THR report, Zoe stated she met Noth just after moving to Los Angeles at age 22, while she was working at a “high-profile” firm that did business with celebrities in 2004.

“He would walk by my desk and flirt with me. He somehow got my number from the directory and was leaving messages on my work phone. My boss was like, ‘Mr. Big’s leaving messages on your voicemail,'” she said.

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She alleged that she was invited to the pool at his West Hollywood apartment building. While Zoe was there, he lent her a book to read and told her to return it to his apartment afterward.

“It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Stop!'” she said. “And he didn’t. I said, ‘Can you at least get a condom?’ and he laughed at me.”

“I realized there was blood on my shirt. I got out of there. I went to my friend’s apartment [in the same building],” she added. She later went to the hospital but did not end up filing a police report out of fear.

But when she went to return it, she said he kissed her and, after kissing back, she thanked him and told her she would go back to the pool deck where her friend was waiting. He then pulled her toward him, took her shorts and bikini bottoms off and raped her.

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The second woman, Lily, shared that she met Noth in 2015 at a New York City bar where she worked as a server. Lily, 25 at the time, recalled how Noth invited her out to dinner and she accepted. And after dinner, the two went to his apartment, she said.

She recalled that his Greenwich Village apartment was “an amazing place. We were listening to music, and he has all these books about art and fashion. He tried to make out with me. 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,” Lily went on, alleging that he then thrust his penis into her mouth. 

Noth stated that he began having sex with her. “He was having sex with me from the back in a chair. We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened,” she said, adding, “I went to the bathroom and put on my skirt. I was feeling awful. Totally violated. All of my dreams with this star I loved for years were gone.” 

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