Sarah Jessica Parker attends premiere of 'And Just Like That'
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Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, and her Sex And The City co-stars Kristin Davis, 56, and Cynthia Nixon, 55, have broken their silence on sexual assault allegations that have been made against their fellow SATC cast member Chris Noth. “We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth,” the joint statement attributed to the three actresses read.
“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.”
Chris previously played Sarah Jessica Parker’s main love interest, Mr Big.
Chris, who has claimed to be “very close” to Sarah, had nothing but praise for her recently when he spoke of their solid friendship to Vogue magazine.
“I suppose Stephen Sondheim is what brought us together,” he had revealed. “I’d want to be a musical theatre actress, but I’m not.
“As a musical theatre buff, she jumped right in with me when I began singing the songs from Sweeney Todd, which she had heard a million times before.”
The legendary character of Mr Big, with whom Sarah shared a racy on-screen relationship, will not be reappearing in the remaining nine episodes.
Chris’ character died in the first episode of the SATC revival series And Just Like That.
Prior to the statement made by Sarah and her castmates, Chris – a father of two who has been married to wife Tara Wilson for nearly a decade – vehemently refuted the allegations against him.
“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” his statement read.
“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 of the alleged assaults, which are said to have taken place in 2004 and 2015: “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.”
One of the women, who went by the pseudonym ‘Zoe’ has claimed that she felt “triggered” by the revival of Chris’s Sex And The City success, and reminded of the alleged attack she had suffered.
The other woman, ‘Lily’, who had returned to his apartment after a night out, claims she endured a horrifying experience which had left her feeling “violated”.
Meanwhile, a third woman has now come forward with a further assault allegation.
Her pseudonym is Ava, and she spoke to The Daily Beast to claim an assault on her took place inside a restaurant while she was just 18 years old.
Chris has also denied these allegations, although the impact is already beginning to show.
Peloton removed an advert featuring the actor, he has suddenly parted ways with the talent agency that represents him, and his TV career has been directly affected too.
Yesterday, CBS and Universal Television confirmed that, in the wake of the claims against him, Chris is no longer filming episodes of The Equalizer.
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