Actor Chris Noth, who stars as “Mr Big” on Sex and the City, has been accused by two women of sexual assault, according to a new report. It comes just days after the spin-off series aired on HBO, with the detailed allegations causing ruptures.
Noth is accused of luring two women — one in 2004 and the other in 2015 — into private areas where he forced himself on them, The Hollywood Reporter said on Thursday.
He is alleged to have made one woman bleed enough to seek hospital treatment, while the other woman said she felt “totally violated,” but then didn’t report it after he called and left her a message trying to minimise what happened.
“It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Stop!’” recalled one of the women. She then asked him to get a condom causing the actor to laugh at her request. *Zoe says she was just 22 when she met Noth– 49 at the time– while working as an assistant at a talent agency in 2004.
Zoe said that it was at the peak of Sex and the City and the attention from one of the world’s biggest TV stars was initially flattering. “He was like a god to us”, she revealed. But after being invited over to Noth’s West Hollywood apartment with her friend, the actor’s intentions turned sinister.
She alleged that when she got upstairs after bringing him a book, he tried to kiss her. When she attempted to leave to get back to her friend, Noth drew her towards the bed and pulled off her shorts and bikini bottoms, before raping her.
When she was finally able to leave, she realised she had blood on her shirt. The woman’s best friend allegedly told her, “You’re scaring me.”
That same friend, now a child psychologist in Boston, told THR that she took Zoe to the hospital.
“She wouldn’t talk. She wouldn’t make eye contact. When we got in the car, I started pressing her: ‘You have to tell me what happened. Something’s wrong.’ I don’t remember the words she said, but I said, ‘I’m taking you to the hospital.’”
She was forced to get stitches and reported the assault but declined to reveal who had attacked her to police at the time.
The woman’s former boss also says she was filled in about Zoe’s alleged rape, when her staffer called her that day.
“I was driving behind where Soho House is now, and I think I stopped and pulled over because it was so horrible,” her ex-boss said.
“She was very upset, kind of in shock. I was in shock.” But following Zoe’s request, she did not disclose the attack. “I was 25 at the time. It was a lot. I didn’t know what to do.”
According to reports, Zoe received counselling from the UCLA Rape Crisis Center in 2006.
“I had buried it as long as I could, and then I really wasn’t doing well and finally went to the treatment the ER had recommended,” she said.
A clinical director at the Rape Treatment Center, confirms the facility treated her.
The 67yo actor has “categorically” denied the claims.
In a statement to Page Six, Noth said: “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.”