Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS crime drama series The Equalizer after sexual assault charges were brought against him.
“Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately,” Universal Television and CBS said in a statement obtained by Deadline.
Noth, 67, is said to be appearing in the show’s next episode, which is already seven episodes in its second season. Noth has not appeared in the series since 2021.
Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS drama The Equalizer after sexual assault charges were brought against him.
The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah and follows “a mysterious character who uses her extensive skills to help those who have nowhere else to turn.”
Last week, Noth, 67, was accused of rape by two women, both of whom shared details of their alleged assaults with The Hollywood Reporter — with one woman saying she was only 22 when Noth, then 49, attacked her, leaving her needy. stitches.
The report led another woman to come forward and accuse Noth of groping her, while actress Zoe Lister-Jones recalled behavior that made her call him a “predator”.
Both defendants in the THR report alleged that Noth had sex with them from behind in front of a mirror, the first attack allegedly occurring in 2004, while the second attack reportedly occurred in 2015, three years after Noth married his wife Tara Wilson, with whom he has two children.
The two women also allege that the attacks took place at one of Noth’s homes – one at his Los Angeles apartment and the second at his New York City property – after the actor invited them.
Both women claim that the recent publicity surrounding the Sex and the City reboot – and just like that – ‘triggered painful memories’ of their encounters with Noth, which came to prominence in the news last week as a result of the sudden death of his character Mr. Page in the first episode. From the new series.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth, who has two sons with Wilson – Keats and Orion – admitted that he had “consensual encounters” with the two women in the Hollywood Reporter story, both of which occurred while he was in his affair with his wife, but vehemently denied any accusations of assaulting her. .
Noth will appear in the next episode of the show, which is already seven episodes in its second season
“The accusations made against me by individuals I’ve met for years or even decades are categorically false,” the statement read.
These stories could have been 30 years or 30 days ago – doesn’t always mean no – that’s the line I haven’t crossed. The meetings were consensual.
It is hard not to question the timing of the publication of these stories. I do not know for sure why they appear now, but I do know this: I did not attack these women.
On Friday, a third woman came forward and accused Nuth of molesting her at a Manhattan restaurant in 2010 when she was 18.
The Daily Beast reported that the unnamed 30-year-old Canadian technology manager alleged that Noth, then 55, repeatedly molested her while she was a hostess at the downtown Da Marino restaurant.
She alleges that Nuth took off her tights, touched them, and grabbed them so tightly that after she managed to push and kick him away, she “hurt her limbs in the morning.”
He was also accused of beating and threatening to kill and defame his ex-girlfriend, model Beverly Johnson between 1990 and 1995, according to an article that appeared online this week.
The shells caused his agency, A3 Artists Agency, to shoot him down, and an old friend of the actor told The Sun that Noth’s wife, Tara Wilson, might not be spending Christmas with him.
However, the alleged incidents revealed that Nuth was unfaithful to Wilson, who met in 2001 and married in 2012. The couple share two children, Orion, 13, and 18-month-old Keats.
‘If there is anything, he is guilty of it,[cheating]An old friend of the star told The Sun.
“[Wilson] In L.A. she’s so upset… she’s not doing well. They had planned to spend Christmas together but this is unknown now.
The friend added that all of Nuth’s friends were on his side and believed that the accusations from all four women were false.
He’s a flirt, but he’s not a spoiler. The friend said: It’s not Weinstein.
The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah and follows “a mysterious figure who uses her vast skills to help those who have nowhere else to turn.”