Friday, May 24, 2024

Chris Noth Refutes Article Claiming Long Ago Allegations from Two Women: “No Means No…I Did Not Assault These Women”


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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