Another woman accused American actor Chris Noth, best known as Mr Big from Sex and the City, of sexual assault, Variety reported. Four other women had accused the actor in the last month.
During a press conference on Thursday, singer and songwriter Lisa Gentile alleged that she was “sexually victimized” and “sexually abused” by Noth in 2002 and claimed that the actor forcibly pulled her, kissed her and touched her breasts.
“I was trying to get him to stop,” Gentile said.
Gentil further claimed that a day after the alleged incident, Noth had called her and threatened her that in case she “ever told a soul about what happened the night before”. She said, “He would ruin my career, I would never sing again and he would blacklist me in the business.”
During the press conference, Gentile, who had met Noth for the first time in 1998, narrated the incident in detail from the night of 2002 when Noth offered to drop her home as an acquaintance.
Gentiled along with her attorney said that since the alleged incident took place almost 20 years ago, the statute of limitations has passed and that she has come forward in hopes of changing legislature relating to sexual abuse.
The two women – 40-year-old Zoe and 31-year-old Lily (names are both pseudonyms) – approached the publication months apart, unknown to each other, and said that the promotions and press reports of And Just Like That triggered painful memories of incidents that allegedly occurred in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015, respectively.
Noth reprised his role in the show’s recent reboot, And Just Like That. The 10-episode American comedy-drama television series, set 11 years after the events of Sex and the City 2, premiered on HBO Max on December 9.
Noth denied both the allegations against him and sent a statement to THR claiming that the “encounters were consensual” while to another woman also anonymously came forward to The Daily Beast, Noth said that her story was “a complete fabrication” and that “Chris has no knowledge of who this individual is.”
In this last week, an actor on Sex in the City who worked as Kristin Davis’ stand-in for four seasons, also penned an essay for The Independent narrating Noth’s “toxic” and “disgusting” behaviour on-set during her mid-20s while alleging Noth of sliding his hand down her back and “over my butt.”
Following the accusations, the Sex in the City stars Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Davis shared a joint statement on Tuesday regarding the issue.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth. We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences. We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it,” read their statement.
Amidst these new allegations, Page Six dug out old court documents from 1995 when Noth’s former girlfriend and supermodel Beverly Johnson had filed a restraining order against the actor after claiming he made repeated calls threatening to “kill” her.