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Zoe Lister-Jones seen out for the first time mid Chris Noth sexual predator accusations 


Actress Zoe Lister-Jones was spotted running to a Pilates class Saturday as she was seen for the first time since leveling accusations that Sex and the City star Chris Noth was a ‘sexual predator.’

On Thursday, Lister-Jones, 39, detailed her encounters with the embattled 67-year-old actor in an Instagram post, claiming that he was ‘sexually inappropriate’ to women who worked at a New York City club he owned, and sniffed her neck while drunk on set of his show Law and Order: Criminal Intent. 

The actress was spotted in Beverly Hills, California, coming out of her car as she headed to a Pilates class.  

Dressed casually in leggings, a maroon hoodie and a black puffer coat, the actress headed to her workout with a small bag in her hand as she texted on her phone. 

Actress Zoe Lister-Jones was seen out for the first time attending a Pilates class after she made accusations against Sex and the City star Chris Noth

The actress was spotted for the first time since making the accusations on Friday coming out of her car as she headed to a Pilates class in Beverly Hills

The actress was spotted for the first time since making the accusations on Friday coming out of her car as she headed to a Pilates class in Beverly Hills

Dressed casually in leggings, a maroon hoodie and a black puffer coat, the actress headed to her workout with a small bag in her hand as she texted on her phone

Dressed casually in leggings, a maroon hoodie and a black puffer coat, the actress headed to her workout with a small bag in her hand as she texted on her phone

Lister-Jones became the first woman to publicly call out Noth for alleged sexually inappropriate behavior hours after The Hollywood Reporter published two other women's claimed he raped and sexually abused them

Lister-Jones became the first woman to publicly call out Noth for alleged sexually inappropriate behavior hours after The Hollywood Reporter published two other women’s claimed he raped and sexually abused them

Lister Jones took to Instagram to write that she was inspired to come out with her story after the two women - who used the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31 - told The Hollywood Reporter their stories

Lister Jones took to Instagram to write that she was inspired to come out with her story after the two women – who used the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31 – told The Hollywood Reporter their stories

Lister-Jones guest starred on Law and Order: Criminal Intent in 2005, the first year Noth returned to the series following the original run of Sex and the City, in an episode entitled Diamond Dogs. 

The actress became the first woman to publicly call out Noth for alleged sexually inappropriate behavior hours after The Hollywood Reporter published two other women’s claims that he raped and sexually abused them.   

She wrote that she was inspired to come out with her story after the two women – who used the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31 – revealed their experiences.

The actress known for her work on Life in Pieces began her statement: ‘Last week, my friend asked me how I felt about Mr. Big’s death on And Just Like That, and I said honestly, I felt relieved,’ she wrote, referring to Noth’s role on Sex and the City and its spin-off.

‘He asked why, and I told him it was because I couldn’t separate the actor from the man, and the man is a sexual predator.

‘My friend was alarmed at my word choice. And to be honest, so was I. 

‘I hadn’t thought of the man in so many years, and yet there was a virility to my language that came from somewhere deep and buried.’

Zoe Lister-Jones has claimed that actor Chris Noth was 'sexually inappropriate' to female workers at a club he owned in New York City and once sniffed her neck as she guest starred on an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent in 2005.

Noth,67, has vehemently denied the claims of sexual abuse

Zoe Lister-Jones, left, has claimed that actor Chris Noth was ‘sexually inappropriate’ to female workers at a club he owned in New York City and once sniffed her neck as she guest starred on an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent in 2005. Noth, right, has vehemently denied the claims of sexual abuse

Noth returned to his role as Detective Mike Logan following the original run of Sex and the City

Noth returned to his role as Detective Mike Logan following the original run of Sex and the City

Lister-Jones then explained: ‘In my twenties, I worked at a club in New York that Chris Noth owned and on the few occasions, he would show up, he was consistently sexually inappropriate with a fellow female promoter.’

‘That same year, I was a guest star on Law and Order, and it was his first episode returning as a detective after “SATC,”‘

‘He was drunk on set,’ she alleged in her statement, noting: ‘During my interrogation scene he had a 22-ounce beer under the table that he would drink in between takes.

‘In one take, he got close to me, sniffed my neck and whispered, “You smell good.”

‘I didn’t say anything. My friend at the club never said anything. It’s so rare that we do.’

‘Part of being a woman in this world is taking a certain amount of pride in knowing how to handle yourself in these situations,’ she continued.

‘In denying their impact as a means of survival. And burying the feelings that come with the transgressions that we have been taught are simply to be expected.

‘My experiences are small in comparison to the accounts of assault that have so bravely been shared today.

‘Navigating predation at any level is a burden all woman have to bear. And for the most part there is no accountability and no consequence.

‘Chris Noth capitalized on the fantasy that women believe Mr. Big represented,’ she alleged, concluding: ‘F*** Mr. Big.’ 

Lister-Jones’ revelations came on the heels of The Hollywood Reporter’s troubling accounts against Noth.

Both of the accusers in the report claimed that Noth had sex with them from behind in front of a mirror, with the first attack allegedly taking place in 2004, while the second reportedly occurred in 2015, three years after Noth married his wife, Tara Wilson, with whom he has two children.

The two women both also allege that the attacks took place in one of Noth’s homes – the first in his Los Angeles apartment and the second in his New York City property – after the actor invited them over.

Both women claim that the recent publicity surrounding the Sex and the City reboot – And Just Like That – ‘stirred painful memories’ of their encounters with Noth, who has featured heavily in the news in the past week as a result of the shock death of his character, Mr. Big, in the first episode of 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 reportedly took place while he was in a relationship with his wife, but he strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.

‘The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,’ the statement reads.

‘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. The encounters were consensual.

‘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.’

On Friday a third woman came forward and accused Noth of allegedly groping her at a Manhattan restaurant in 2010 when she was 18.

The unnamed 30-year-old Canadian tech executive claimed Noth, then-55, repeatedly groped her while she was working as a hostess at the Da Marino restaurant in Midtown, the Daily Beast first reported.

She alleges that Noth pulled down her tights and touched and clung onto her so strongly that after she managed to push and kick him away, her ‘limbs hurt in the morning.’

He was also accused of beating and threatening to kill and disfigure his ex-girlfriend, supermodel Beverly Johnson between 1990 and 1995, according to a resurfaced article that was posted online this week. 

The bombshells have caused his agency, A3 Artists Agency, to drop him, and a long-time friend of the actor told The Sun that Noth’s wife, Tara Wilson, might not spend Christmas with him.

The alleged incidents, however, have revealed that Noth had been unfaithful to Wilson, who meet in 2001 and married in 2012. The couple share two children, Orion, 13, and 18-month-old Keats.

‘If anything, he is guilty of that,[cheating], A long-time friend of the star told The Sun.

‘[Wilson] is in LA and is very upset… she’s not doing well. They planned to spend Christmas together but that is now unknown.’

The friend added that all of Noth’s friends are standing by him and believe the accusations from all four women are false.

‘He is a flirt, but not a sleaze. He’s no Weinstein,’ the friend said.



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