Going through penalties. Chris Noth has been fired from The Equalizer after a number of girls accused him of sexual assault.
“Chris Noth will not movie further episodes of The Equalizer, efficient instantly,” Common Tv and CBS confirmed in a joint assertion on Monday, December 20.
Throughout his run on The Equalizer, Noth, 67, performed William Bishop, a former CIA director who acts as a liaison between vigilante Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) and the federal government company the place she additionally used to work.
The Sex and the City alum’s exit from the CBS present comes after two women accused him of sexual assault in an exposé revealed by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, December 16. The ladies, who used the names Zoe and Lily within the report, mentioned that they got here ahead as a result of they had been triggered by latest promotion for Noth’s HBO Max sequence, And Just Like That.
Zoe, who was 22 on the time of the alleged assault, claimed that Noth “rape[d] her from behind” in 2004 after she met him at her Los Angeles office, which dealt with enterprise with high-profile superstar shoppers. The previous Regulation & Order star allegedly invited her to his West Hollywood residence, the place he assaulted her.
“I spotted there was blood on my shirt,” Zoe recalled of the “painful” expertise. After the alleged encounter, she went to the hospital, the place she acquired stitches. Two law enforcement officials got here to talk to her, however she didn’t title Noth for concern that she can be fired from her job.
Lily, the second girl within the report, claimed she met the Good Wife veteran in 2015 when she was 25 and dealing as a server at a New York Metropolis nightclub. She alleged that he invited her again to his residence, the place he advised her, “Monogamy shouldn't be actual.” The actor has been married to Tara Wilson since 2012 and the pair share sons Orion, 13, and Keats, 21 months.
Although Lily believed they had been simply going to speak, she claimed that Noth raped her “from the again in a chair,” including that she was “crying because it occurred.”
The Wisconsin native denied the allegations in an announcement to Us Weekly on Thursday: “The accusations in opposition to me made by people I met years, even many years, in the past are categorically false. These tales might’ve been from 30 years in the past or 30 days in the past — no all the time means no — that may be a line I didn't cross. The encounters had been consensual. It’s troublesome to not query the timing of those tales popping out. I don’t know for sure why they're surfacing now, however I do know this: I didn't assault these girls.”
“A part of being a girl on this world is taking a specific amount of satisfaction in understanding tips on how to deal with your self in these conditions. … My experiences are small compared to the accounts of assault which were so bravely shared at this time,” she wrote by way of Instagram on Thursday. “However navigating predation at any stage is a burden all girls need to bear. And for probably the most half there isn't any accountability, and no consequence.”
Sooner or later later, Deadline reported that Noth was dropped by his representation at A3 Artists Company. The transfer got here shortly earlier than a 3rd sufferer accused the actor of assault whereas working as a hostess and lounge singer at New York’s Da Marino restaurant in 2010, per the Day by day Beast. (On the time of the alleged incident, she was 18 and Noth was 55.)
A rep adamantly denied the claims, telling Folks, “As Chris acknowledged yesterday, he has and would by no means cross that line.”
In case you or somebody you realize have been sexually assaulted, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).