Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis have finally broken their silence on the sexual assault allegations that have surfaced against their And Just Like That… costar Chris Noth. The stars issued a joint statement in support of the women who claimed Noth assaulted them.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth,” read the statement, which was posted on Instagram to each of the stars’ accounts and their Twitter pages.
“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.”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) December 21, 2021
Last week, two women accused Noth of sexual assault dating back to 2004 and 2015 in a story in The Hollywood Reporter. Noth denied the allegations in a statement: “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.”
He added, “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.”
Noth recently reprised his role as Mr. Big in the Sex and the City spinoff, And Just Like That… One of the women who spoke out about Noth said that seeing him on the show prompted her to speak out due to the painful memories stirred up by the series.
Noth’s character — SPOILER ALERT — dies in the first episode of the new series, so it appears his turn as Mr. Big is finished. Noth was also just fired from the TV show The Equalizer due to the allegations, and a deal to purchase his tequila brand, Ambhar, was also dropped.
Actress Zoe Lister-Jones, who worked with Noth on Law & Order: Criminal Intent also accused Noth of sexually inappropriate behaviour, saying he was intoxicated while on set and sniffed her.
Noth has yet to make another statement.