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Chris Noth is denying accusations of sexual assault introduced forth by two ladies. 

After the allegations have been printed by The Hollywood Reporter on Dec. 16, the 67-year-old And Just Like That… actor issued a press release, telling E! Information, "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 at all times means no—that may be a line I didn't cross. The encounters have been consensual. It is troublesome to not query the timing of those tales popping out. I do not know for sure why they're surfacing now, however I do know this: I didn't assault these ladies."

Based on The Hollywood Reporter, the 2 ladies, who each used pseudonyms to guard their privateness, approached the outlet individually and have no idea one another. Zoe, 40, reached out in October, telling the publication the alleged assault passed off in Los Angeles in 2004, when she was a 22-year-old current school graduate working for a agency the place Noth and different stars did enterprise. 

She alleged Noth would stroll by her desk and flirt together with her, and after getting her work cellphone quantity from the listing, left voicemails her then-boss described to The Hollywood Reporter as "form of flirty." The previous boss advised the outlet she discovered his alleged habits odd however wasn't involved on the time.

"This was peak Sex and the City," she stated. "He was like a god to us."

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That August, Zoe advised The Hollywood Reporter, she and a good friend accepted Noth's invitation to go to him on the pool of his West Hollywood house advanced. Sitting in a jacuzzi, she shared, he gave her a e book to look via he was contemplating for a undertaking after which went inside. When Zoe entered his house to return the e book, she alleges he kissed her. Although she says she tentatively kissed him again, she introduced she was going to return to her good friend when he allegedly took her to mattress and raped her.

"It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Cease!'" Zoe stated. "And he did not. I stated, 'Are you able to at the least get a condom?' and he laughed at me."

Afterwards, stated Zoe, noting there was blood on her shirt, she went to a good friend's house and advised her and one other pal concerning the alleged rape. Although a good friend stated Zoe was later taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart, the hospital advised The Hollywood Reporter it doesn't hold information relationship again to 2004. (Zoe's then-boss additionally advised the outlet Zoe referred to as her to inform her concerning the alleged rape although Zoe would not bear in mind making that decision.) She later sought counseling on the UCLA Rape Disaster Heart, with the medical director confirming to The Hollywood Reporter she obtained remedy there.

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The Los Angeles Police Division advised E! Information it has not been offered with something relating to the allegations in opposition to Noth. An NYPD spokesperson additionally advised E! Information there may be "no report on file" relating to the allegation in New York. A public info spokesperson stated, "The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape circumstances extraordinarily significantly, and urges anybody who has been a sufferer to file a police report so we will carry out a complete investigation, and provide help and providers to survivors."

Moreover, Noth's legal professional, Andrew Brettler, tells E! Information in a press release, "Nobody from any regulation enforcement company has contacted Chris or any of his representatives. Clearly if anybody does attain out, we are going to cooperate totally."

E! Information has not independently spoken to the ladies.

The second lady, Lily, 31, reached out to The Hollywood Reporter in August about an alleged 2015 assault in New York.

When Lily, then 25, met Noth on the since-closed now closed No.eight nightclub, she was "star-struck" and "flattered" that he was hitting on her, she advised THR. After he requested her out they usually had dinner at Il Cantinori, she stated, he invited her to his house to pattern whiskey. 

"We have been listening to music, and he has all these books about artwork and vogue," Lily stated. "He tried to make out with me. I cautiously entertained it. He is older and regarded older. He saved making an attempt and making an attempt and making an attempt, and I ought to have stated no extra firmly and left. After which the following factor I knew, he pulled down his pants and he was standing in entrance of me."

Lily advised The Hollywood Reporter Noth thrust his penis into her mouth. When she introduced up his spouse, she famous, he allegedly replied, "'Marriage is a sham. Monogamy will not be actual.'"

Then, she stated, "He was having intercourse with me from the again in a chair. We have been in entrance of a mirror. I used to be form of crying because it occurred." 

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Lily stated she felt "completely violated" after the alleged assault and referred to as an Uber. A good friend advised The Hollywood Reporter she suggested Lily within the automotive to name the police however that Lily determined in opposition to it, a dialog Lily would not bear in mind. 

The good friend additionally alleged Noth left a voicemail on Lily's cellphone. "It was, ‘Hey, hope you did not take something fallacious final night time. We had enjoyable. Simply need to ensure you did not take it the fallacious manner,'" she stated. 

Based on Lily, Noth requested her to maintain their alleged encounter "between you and me."

The Hollywood Reporter reviewed textual content messages reportedly exchanged between Noth and Lily in March and April 2015 wherein Noth purportedly stated their alleged encounter "was a whole lot of enjoyable however I wasn't fairly positive the way you felt." Lily reportedly replied: "Hmm…I definitely loved your organization. Nice dialog. Not to enter specifics over textual content message, however I did really feel barely used… Maybe that is higher as a cellphone dialog however I am unable to discuss for the time being." Although they allegedly exchanged additional texts, they by no means met up once more.

Zoe, who works within the leisure business, advised The Hollywood Reporter she had been frightened of repercussions if her identification was revealed. However after seeing Noth was reprising his position on the Intercourse and the Metropolis revival And Simply Like That… it "set off one thing in me."

"For therefore a few years, I buried it," she stated, saying it was time "to attempt to go public with who he's."

Totally free, confidential assist, name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to rainn.org.

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