Sex And The City's Chris Noth accused of sexual assault by two women, one accusing him of 2004 rape 1

Sex And The City’s Chris Noth accused of sexual assault by two women, one accusing him of 2004 rape

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Sex And The City star Chris Noth has been accused of sexual assault by two women – one of whom claims she needed stitches after he raped her in his apartment in 2004, when he was 49 and she was just 22.

Allegations against the American actor, now 67, were detailed in a new report from The Hollywood Reporter published on Thursday.

According to the publication, Noth’s two accusers – who do not know one another – approached THR separately and months apart with their allegations against the actor, who has vehemently denied the accusations.   

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Both of the women, who used the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, claim 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. 

The first, Zoe, said she visited the actor’s home in West Hollywood to return a book that he had lent her, while the second stated that she went back to Noth’s apartment in Greenwich Village after a date, when he invited her to sample ‘his collection of whiskeys’. 

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. 

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Allegations: Married Sex And The City star Chris Noth - pictured with his wife Tara Wilson this month - has been accused of rape and sexual assault by two women

Allegations: Married Sex And The City star Chris Noth – pictured with his wife Tara Wilson this month – has been accused of rape and sexual assault by two women 

Noth, now 67, has vehemently denied the accusations, made to The Hollywood Reporter by two women, who claim that he raped them in his homes in New York and Los Angeles

Noth, now 67, has vehemently denied the accusations, made to The Hollywood Reporter by two women, who claim that he raped them in his homes in New York and Los Angeles 

Signature role: Noth's most famous role is as Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker) love interest John James 'Mr. Big' Preston

Signature role: Noth’s most famous role is as Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) love interest John James ‘Mr. Big’ Preston

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth, who has two sons with his wife Wilson – Keats and Orion – admitted that he had ‘consensual encounters’ with the two women, but he strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.   

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‘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.’ 

The two women told THR that the recent publicity surrounding the release of Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That – and Noth’s resulting resurgence as a high-profile star – ‘triggered’ them to go public with their claims.

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Zoe says she first met Noth while working ‘in an entry-level position at a high-profile firm where Noth and other celebrities regularly had business’ in 2004. She claims that the actor – who was then at the height of his Sex and the City fame – began flirting with her in the office. 

At the time, Noth had been dating his now-wife Wilson for three years; the pair began their relationship in 2001 after first meeting at The Cutting Room, a New York jazz club owned by the actor, where Wilson worked as a bartender. 

However, according to Zoe, the actor began leaving ‘flirty’ messages on her voicemail – which her boss alerted her to. 

Speaking to THR, the boss confirmed that she was aware of the messages, saying that it struck her as strange that the actor would be reaching out to her much younger employee, however she insists she was not in anyway concerned by them. 

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‘It was very painful and I yelled out, “Stop!”‘ Noth’s alleged first victim says actor left her bleeding after attack in his LA home

Noth’s first accuser – Zoe, now 40 – claims that the actor invited her to his Los Angeles apartment to return a book in 2004, before raping her from behind. 

She claims that he ‘kissed her as she stepped through the door’ and that she ‘tentatively kissed him back’ before trying to leave his home. 

Zoe alleges that the actor then ‘pulled her toward him, moved her toward the bed, pulled off her shorts and bikini bottom, and began to rape her from behind’ while they were ‘facing a mirror’. 

‘It was very painful and I yelled out, “Stop!”‘ she claims. ‘And he didn’t. I said, “Can you at least get a condom?” and he laughed at me.’ 

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Following the alleged incident, Zoe says she saw ‘blood on her shirt’ and returned to a friend’s apartment, which was located in the same building as Noth’s home, to try and wash it out. 

It was there that her friends urged her to go to hospital – where she says she had to get stitches. 

‘I had stitches. Two police officers came. I wouldn’t say who it was,’ she says, claiming that she feared she would ‘not be believed’ and could ‘be fired’ if she publicly accused Noth of rape.

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‘I was crying as it happened’: Actor’s alleged second victim claims he raped her in his New York apartment

The second accuser – a woman using the pseudonym Lily, now 31 – alleges that Noth assaulted her in his apartment in Greenwich Village in 2015 after he invited her on a date at Italian restaurant Il Cantinori.

According to Lily, the kitchen at the restaurant had closed by the time they arrived, so they drank wine together at the bar. She claims that she ‘had too much to drink’ but was ‘nowhere near blacking out’ when Noth suggested that they go back to his home to ‘sample his collection of whiskeys’. 

She says they spent time ‘listening to music’ and discussing his collection of ‘books about art and fashion’, before he ‘tried to make out with her’. 

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Lily says she ‘cautiously entertained’ him, but that he became more forceful as time went on. 

‘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,’ she says, alleging that he then ‘thrust his penis into her mouth’.

She claims that Noth – who was married to wife Tara Wilson and had one child with her at the time – told her ‘marriage is a sham’ and that ‘monogamy is not real’, before raping her. 

‘[Suddenly] he was having sex with me from the back in a chair,’ she said. ‘We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened.’

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After the alleged attack, Lily says she ‘went to the bathroom and put on her skirt’, adding that she ‘felt awful… totally violated’. 

Zoe claims that she was raped by Noth in his West Hollywood apartment when she was just 22 and he was 49 – alleging that the actor invited her and a friend over to the pool at his building. Her unnamed friend confirmed that the two visited the pool and recalled that they sat in the jacuzzi with Noth, who then left a book with Zoe while he went to his apartment to take a call. 

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Zoe states that Noth then asked her to return the book to his home, telling her that he’d ‘love to know what she thought’. 

When Zoe went up to his home to give the book back, she says Noth ‘kissed her’ as soon as she walked through the door. She says she was not concerned by the kiss – and in fact thought it would be a ‘funny story’ she could tell her friends about. 

However, she says Noth then pulled her towards him, moved her to his bed and removed her shorts and bikini bottoms, before raping her ‘from behind’ while they were ‘facing a mirror’.   

She also claimed that the actor ‘laughed at her’ when she asked him to use a condom – and that she was left bleeding after the assault, and had to go to the hospital to get stitches.  

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‘It was very painful and I yelled out, “Stop!”‘ she told THR. ‘And he didn’t. I said, “Can you at least get a condom?” and he laughed at me.’  

After the alleged assault, she says she returned to a friend’s apartment, which was located in the same building as Noth’s home, and tried to wash the blood out of her shirt, before being urged by her friends to go to Cedars-Sinai, where she told hospital workers that she had been assaulted.  

‘I had stitches. Two police officers came. I wouldn’t say who it was,’ she says, claiming that she feared she would ‘not be believed’ and could ‘be fired’ if she publicly accused Noth of rape.   

Both women told THR that the recent publicity surrounding the release of the Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That prompted them to come forward with their claims

Both women told THR that the recent publicity surrounding the release of the Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That prompted them to come forward with their claims 

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Noth has featured heavily in the press in the past week after his character, Mr. Big, died of a heart attack in a shocking twist in the first episode of the new reboot

Noth has featured heavily in the press in the past week after his character, Mr. Big, died of a heart attack in a shocking twist in the first episode of the new reboot 

Noth has two sons with Wilson - Orion (pictured), 13, who was born in 2008, seven years before the alleged second attack took place, and Keats, one, who was born in 2020

Noth has two sons with Wilson - Orion, 13, who was born in 2008, seven years before the alleged second attack took place, and Keats (pictured), one, who was born in 2020

Noth has two sons with Wilson – Orion (left), 13, who was born in 2008, seven years before the alleged second attack took place, and Keats (right), one, who was born in 2020

Although Zoe has not previously accused Noth of assault or rape, she did speak to several people about the attack – including her boss at the time, who told THR that Zoe phoned her after the alleged rape and told her Noth had attacked her. 

Speaking to the outlet, Zoe’s now-former boss said that her ex-employee sounded ‘upset’ and was ‘in shock’ during the phone call while relaying details of the ‘horrible’ incident, however she says Zoe insisted that she not tell anyone about it. 

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‘I was 25 at the time. It was a lot. I didn’t know what to do,’ the unnamed woman said. 

Noth’s second accuser, Lily, who is now working as a journalist, told a similar story to THR, alleging that the actor raped her in his home after they struck up a flirty relationship while she was working as a server at former New York nightclub No.8 in 2015, when she was 25. 

At the time, Noth – who was then 60 years old – had been married to his wife for three years and the couple had one child together, Orion, who was born in 2008. They have since had a second son, Keats, born in 2020. 

Describing herself as a long-time fan of the actor, Lily says she was ‘truly star-struck’ when he began ‘hitting on her’. 

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‘He was hitting on me, for sure. I was flattered. I knew he was married, which is shameful of me to admit,’ she said.  

According to Lily, Noth asked for her number and later asked her out for dinner; they arranged to meet at Italian restaurant Il Cantinori – which featured in an episode of the original Sex and the City series.  

However, by the time the pair met at the eatery, the kitchen had closed, so Lily says they ‘had wine at the bar’ and discussed Noth’s lack of interest in appearing in a potential third Sex and the City movie.

Lily admits that she ‘had too much to drink’ but insists that she was ‘nowhere near blacking out’ when the actor invited her to his nearby home in Greenwich Village so that they could ‘sample his collection of whiskeys’ together.   

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The woman – who describes herself as being ‘not super sexually active’ at the time – insists that she did not believe he would try and have sex with her, and that they would just ‘drink whiskey and talk about his acting career’. 

Once inside his ‘amazing’ home, Lily says the pair listened to music and discussed the actor’s collection of art and fashion books, before he began trying to ‘make out with her’.  

The second woman - Lily - claims that the alleged attack took place in Noth's Greenwich Village apartment (building pictured) after they met while she was working as a server in a club

The second woman – Lily – claims that the alleged attack took place in Noth’s Greenwich Village apartment (building pictured) after they met while she was working as a server in a club

Lily says she was working as a server in the VIP section of New York nightclub No. 8 (pictured), which has since closed, when Noth 'hit on her' in 2015

Lily says she was working as a server in the VIP section of New York nightclub No. 8 (pictured), which has since closed, when Noth ‘hit on her’ in 2015 

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Although she says she ‘cautiously entertained’ him, she says that she was hesitant because he is ‘older and looks older’ than her. 

However, Lily says he became more forceful as time went on, claiming that he ‘kept trying and trying and trying’. 

‘I should have said no more firmly and left,’ she said, claiming that ‘the next thing she knew’ he had pulled down her pants and ‘was standing in front of her’, before ‘thrusting his penis into her mouth’.   

She says that she mentioned the fact that he had a wife and child, only for the actor to tell her that ‘marriage is a sham’ and ‘monogamy is not real’. Lily claims Noth then raped her from behind in a chair in front of a mirror. 

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‘He was having sex with me from the back in a chair. We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened,’ she says. 

After the alleged assault took place, Lily says she went to the bathroom and put on her skirt, claiming that she ‘felt awful’ and ‘totally violated’.  

‘All of my dreams with this star I loved for years were gone,’ she added. 

While in an Uber home, Lily says she spoke to a friend – who was named Alex by THR – on the phone, whom she told that Noth had sex with her ‘pretty forcibly’. Despite her friend insisting that Lily should phone the police, she says she refused to.  

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Speaking to the publication, Lily’s friend Alex confirmed her story and claimed that she listened to a voicemail Noth left on Lily’s phone after the incident.

According to Alex, Noth said in the message: ‘Hey, hope you didn’t take anything wrong last night. We had fun. Just want to make sure you didn’t take it the wrong way.’ 

Although Noth and Wilson (pictured in 2004, the same year that the first alleged attack took place) did not tie the knot until 2012, they have been dating since 2001

Although Noth and Wilson (pictured in 2004, the same year that the first alleged attack took place) did not tie the knot until 2012, they have been dating since 2001 

Noth and Wilson (pictured in 2002) met while she was working as a bartender at New York jazz club The Cutting Room, which the actor owns

Noth and Wilson (pictured in 2002) met while she was working as a bartender at New York jazz club The Cutting Room, which the actor owns 

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However Lily offered a different recollection of the message, claiming that Noth told her: ‘I had a nice time and would really appreciate it if you wouldn’t talk to your girlfriends. If we could keep this between you and me, that would be great.’ 

Lily also handed over text messages sent between herself and Noth in March and April 2015 to The Hollywood Reporter, in which the pair seemingly discuss the incident, with the actor asking whether Lily ‘enjoyed their night last week’, adding that he ‘thought it was a lot of fun’ but that he ‘wasn’t quite sure how she felt’. 

According to the outlet, Lily responded that she ‘certainly enjoyed [Noth’s] company’ but that she ‘felt slightly used’, before suggesting that they continue their conversation on the phone. 

Although Noth suggested that the pair meet up for another date, sending her messages suggesting that they ‘have a drink’ and telling her that it ‘didn’t have to be at his place although he has the best whiskey’. 

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In another message seen by THR, Noth reportedly asked Lily: ‘Oh mysterious one… where did you go.’

Lily says she agreed to see him for dinner on one occasion but ultimately canceled and the two did not meet again. 

Neither she nor Zoe have spoken publicly about their accusations until getting in touch with The Hollywood Reporter ‘months apart’ after being prompted by the frenzy of publicity surrounding the news about the new Sex and the City reboot, which was first announced in January of this year.  

The accusations against Noth come just one week after he hit headlines the world over while reprising his role as Mr. Big in the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That – in which his character controversially dies of a heart attack after doing a workout on a Peloton bike. 

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Mr Big’s shock death sparked outrage among viewers – and prompted furious backlash from Peloton, whose shares dropped 11 per cent in the wake of the debut episode’s premiere last Thursday.

Three days after the first two episodes aired on HBO Max, Peloton hit back at the show by airing a commercial featuring Noth in his role as Mr Big – alongside real-life instructor Jess King who starred as his trainer in And Just Like That. 

Neither Peloton nor HBO Max have yet to publicly address the allegations made against Noth. DailyMail.com has reached out to both companies for comment. 

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