Chris Noth dropped by agency as new assault claims emerge
Los Angeles, California - The fallout for Sex and the City alum Chris Noth continued through the weekend as the actor was accused by a third woman of sexual assault and an old tabloid story about ex-girlfriend Beverly Johnson resurfaced.
Noth was also dropped by his talent agency, A3 Artists Agency, which had just signed him in October.
"I can confirm that Chris Noth is no longer a client of A3 Artists Agency," a spokesperson for the bicoastal outfit told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
Last week, The Good Wife actor was accused by two women of sexual assault in 2004 and 2015. The women said they were triggered by his return to the small screen in the new Sex and the City reboot show, And Just Like That, and detailed their accounts in the Hollywood Reporter.
The next day, actor-director Zoe Lister-Jones accused the actor of misconduct on the Law & Order set.
By Friday night, the Daily Beast also published allegations made by a 30-year-old technology executive who alleged that Noth forced himself on her in the back office of a Midtown restaurant in 2010. She was 18 at the time.
Noth denied the two women’s initial allegations, describing them as "categorically false," and also denied those made by the technology executive in the Daily Beast.
"The story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction," a spokesperson for Noth said in a statement to The Times. "As Chris stated [Thursday], he has and would never cross that line."
The fallout for the actor continues
The actor’s professional reputation is also taking a hit.
Fitness company Peloton — which sells the stationary bike that went down in infamy after its apparent involvement in his character Mr Big’s demise in And Just Like That — promptly pulled a viral ad starring Noth.
And a reported $12 million deal to acquire his tequila brand Ambhar also fell through in the wake of allegations, according to the New York Post and Fox Business.
Meanwhile, an old National Enquirer story about his ex-girlfriend, former supermodel Beverly Johnson, resurfaced on social media and dusted off 1995 court documents in which Johnson alleged that Noth "beat her" and made physical abuse and death threats during the period they dated from 1990 to 1995. No charges were filed against Noth.
The 67-year-old has since married actor and businesswoman Tara Wilson, with whom he shares two sons.
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