What Chris Noth Has Said About Sexual Assault Allegations

Chris Noth was accused by two women of sexual assault this week, as The Hollywood Reporter published two claims dating from 2004 and 2015.

These claims came as Noth was back in the public eye after starring in the first episode of Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That.

After these claims were published, Noth released a statement to multiple outlets where he denied the claims, and questioned why they were being made public now.

Since the allegations came to light, Peloton has taken down an ad featuring the Mr. Big actor, and the LAPD has made a statement over whether they are investigating the claims.

Chris Noth's statement about the sexual assault allegations

In a statement made to multiple outlets including Us Weekly, Noth wrote: "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."

In saying these encounters were consensual, Noth is confessing to cheating on his wife Tara Lynn Wilson, who he met in 2002 and married in 2012. The pair have two children, Orion, 13, and Keats, 1.

What did the two women accuse Noth of?

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Chris Noth filming "And Just Like That." The actor has been accused by two women of sexual assault. Getty

The Hollywood Reporter published their piece on December 16. In it, two women using the pseudonyms "Zoe" and "Lily" share stories of meeting Noth, being invited to his apartment and having non-consensual sexual encounters with The Good Wife star.

In the piece, "Zoe" claims that she met Noth in 2004 when she was 22 and he was 49, and when he invited her and a friend to the pool in his apartment building. Asking her to come to his apartment to return a book, she claims he raped her from behind while she told him to stop. She also alleges he simply laughed at her when she asked him to use a condom.

"Lily," meanwhile, met Noth in 2015 when she was 25 (and he was 60). She says she met the actor while she was working in a nightclub, where he asked her out for drinks. After the pair went for these drinks, they went back to his apartment. She too says she said no to his advances, before Noth had sex with her from behind.

She says in the piece: "He tried to make out with me. I cautiously entertained it. He's older and looked older. He kept trying and trying and trying, and I should have said no more firmly and left. And then the next thing I knew, he pulled down his pants and he was standing in front of me... We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened."

Peloton deleted its Chris Noth advert

In Episode 1 of And Just Like That, Noth's character died from a heart attack following a Peloton bike ride. To try and mitigate this PR disaster, Peloton hired Noth to make a commercial for them.

On the same day as The Hollywood Reporter article, the bike company removed the commercial from their Twitter and Instagram pages. Actor Ryan Reynolds, whose marketing company created the ad, also took it down from his socials.

"Every single sexual assault accusation must be taken seriously," a Peloton spokesperson told press on Thursday. "We were unaware of these allegations when we featured Chris Noth in our response to HBO's reboot. As we seek to learn more, we have stopped promoting this video and archived related social posts."

What the LAPD has said about the Chris Noth allegations

At time of writing, the LAPD has said it is not investigating the claims.

Per The Independent, the LAPD had first said they were looking into the sexual assault allegations. LAPD sergeant Bruce Borihanh said: "We are still looking into the nature of the report and trying to narrow down where, when and if where the report was filed."

These comments were later clarified by LAPD officer Drake Madison, who said: "There is no record of a report being filed at this time. Without a report, there is no investigation."

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