- Actor Chris Noth from “Sex and the City” groped a New York musician nearly 20 years ago, and threatened to ruin her career if she told anyone.
On Thursday, a New York musician claimed that actor Chris Noth from “Sex and the City” groped her nearly 20 years ago and threatened to ruin her career if she told anyone about it.
Following a December 16 Hollywood Reporter story in which two women, whose real names were not revealed, accused Noth of sexual assault in 2004 and 2015, singer-songwriter Lisa Gentile made the accusation.
Those claims, according to Noth, are “categorically untrue.”
On Thursday, the actor’s representatives had no comment on Gentile’s allegations, which he made during a Zoom news conference with attorney Gloria Allred.
Noth and Gentile met in a New York City restaurant in 1998, according to Gentile.
The actor offered her a ride home one night in 2002 and asked about her apartment.
Noth kissed her, “forcibly pulled” her against him, and squeezed her breasts, she claimed. “With my hands, I grabbed his hands and tried to stop it,” she explained.
Gentile remarked Noth pressed her hands against his penis as well. “Eventually, I was able to push them away and escape his grasp, yelling, ‘No, I don’t want this.'”
Noth “stormed” out and called her the next day, threatening to “ruin her career” if she told anyone about what had happened, she claimed.
Noth, 67, is best known for his role as Mr. Big, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw’s on-again, off-again romantic partner, in the HBO television series “And Just Like That” and its new sequel.
The encounters described in The Hollywood Reporter were consensual, according to Noth, who also stated that “no always means no – that is a line I did not cross.”
In a statement released on Monday, Parker and co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis said they were “deeply saddened” by the allegations leveled against Noth.
Source: CTV News
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