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Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS crime drama series The Equalizer after allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him.

‘Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately,’ Universal Television and CBS said in a statement obtained by Deadline.

Noth, 67, is said to appear in an upcoming episode of the show, which is already seven episodes into its second season. Noth has been appearing in the series since 2021.

Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS drama series The Equalizer after allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him

Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS drama series The Equalizer after allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him

Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS drama series The Equalizer after allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him

The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah and follows ‘an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.’

Last week, Noth, 67, was accused of rape by two women, who both shared details of their alleged assaults with The Hollywood Reporter — with one of the women saying she was just 22 when Noth, then 49, attacked her and left her needing stitches.

The report led another woman to come forward and accuse Noth of groping her, while actress Zoe Lister-Jones recalled behavior that made her describe him as a ‘predator.’ 

Both of the accusers in the THR report claimed that Noth had sex with them from behind in front of a mirror, with the first attack allegedly taking place in 2004, while the second reportedly occurred in 2015, three years after Noth married his wife, Tara Wilson, with whom he has two children.

Noth will appear in an upcoming episode of the show, which is already seven episodes into its second season

Noth will appear in an upcoming episode of the show, which is already seven episodes into its second season

Noth will appear in an upcoming episode of the show, which is already seven episodes into its second season

The two women both also allege that the attacks took place in one of Noth’s homes – the first in his Los Angeles apartment and the second in his New York City property – after the actor invited them over.

Both women claim that the recent publicity surrounding the Sex and the City reboot – And Just Like That – ‘stirred painful memories’ of their encounters with Noth, who has featured heavily in the news in the past week as a result of the shock death of his character, Mr. Big, in the first episode of the new series.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth, who has two sons with Wilson – Keats and Orion – admitted that he had ‘consensual encounters’ with the two women in the Hollywood Reporter story, both of which reportedly took place while he was in a relationship with his wife, but he strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.

The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah and follows 'an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn'

The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah and follows 'an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn'

The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah and follows ‘an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn’

‘The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,’ the statement reads.

‘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. 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.’

On Friday a third woman came forward and accused Noth of allegedly groping her at a Manhattan restaurant in 2010 when she was 18.

Noth returned to small screens recently in the Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That...

Noth returned to small screens recently in the Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That...

Noth returned to small screens recently in the Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That…

The unnamed 30-year-old Canadian tech executive claimed Noth, then-55, repeatedly groped her while she was working as a hostess at the Da Marino restaurant in Midtown, The Daily Beast first reported.

She alleges that Noth pulled down her tights and touched and clung onto her so strongly that after she managed to push and kick him away, her ‘limbs hurt in the morning.’

He was also accused of beating and threatening to kill and disfigure his ex-girlfriend, supermodel Beverly Johnson between 1990 and 1995, according to a resurfaced article that was posted online this week.

The bombshells have caused his agency, A3 Artists Agency, to drop him, and a long-time friend of the actor told The Sun that Noth’s wife, Tara Wilson, might not spend Christmas with him.

And Just Like That caused controversy after it killed off Noth's character in the very first episode after his character worked out on his Peloton bike

And Just Like That caused controversy after it killed off Noth's character in the very first episode after his character worked out on his Peloton bike

And Just Like That caused controversy after it killed off Noth’s character in the very first episode after his character worked out on his Peloton bike 

It also led to him losing a $12 million deal to sell his tequila brand. 

Entertainment Arts Research, Inc., a Nevada-based beverage company that often buys into celebrity drink brands, said Sunday that it’s immediately ending discussions to buy Noth’s Ambhar tequila.

‘At this point in time it doesn’t make sense for us to move forward with this deal in light of the claims, which must be taken with the utmost seriousness,’ said Bernard Rubin, CEO of EARI in a press release. ‘That said, we continue to be on the lookout for spirits brands that fit EARI’s ethos of social responsibility.’

The alleged incidents, however, have revealed that Noth had been unfaithful to Wilson, who meet in 2001 and married in 2012. The couple share two children, Orion, 13, and 18-month-old Keats.

‘If anything, he is guilty of that,[cheating], A long-time friend of the star told The Sun.

‘[Wilson] is in LA and is very upset… she’s not doing well. They planned to spend Christmas together but that is now unknown.’

The friend added that all of Noth’s friends are standing by him and believe the accusations from all four women are false.

‘He is a flirt, but not a sleaze. He’s no Weinstein,’ the friend said. 

Noth pictured with his wife Tara Wilson at the premiere of And Just Like That

Noth pictured with his wife Tara Wilson at the premiere of And Just Like That

Noth pictured with his wife Tara Wilson at the premiere of And Just Like That 

Source: DailyMail

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