So here’s Chris Noth, in the press this week for his dying in “Sex and the City” and his Peloton ad.
Two women are making charges of rape against him, one from 2004 and the other in 2015, in The Hollywood Reporter. Kim Masters, an excellent journalist, wrote the story. The timing is a little suspect, though. The women say all the Noth press in the last week triggered them and they stepped forward.
Noth says in a statement: “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false. 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.”
At this point, these two women are a decade apart with their stories. Will others turn up or are these just two random allegations? And aren’t we smarter in almost 2022 than we were in 2017? All the facts have to come in.