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Chris Noth, Actor Known For Playing 'Mr. Big' In 'Sex And The City,' Accused Of Sexual Assault

Two women told The Hollywood Reporter about that Chris Noth assaulted them, one in 2004 and the other in 2015. The actor has strongly denied the allegations.

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Two women have accused actor Chris Noth, perhaps best known for his role of “Mr. Big” in the “Sex and the City” series, of sexual assault.

The two accusers do not know one another and both approached The Hollywood Reporter months apart during the recent rival of the popular series. Noth returned to the franchise for the recent “Sex and the City” sequel “And Just Like That.” Both accusers say they were triggered by promotions leading up to the release of that sequel, which premiered this month. 

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, told them that they were assaulted in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015, respectively. The outlet is using pseudonyms for both accusers. 

Zoe alleges that in 2004, when she was 22, she worked at a high-profile firm where Noth and other celebrities did business. It was there that she said that Noth pursued her, obtaining her work number and leaving her messages. After visiting his apartment to return a book he lent her, Zoe said he "kissed her as she stepped through the door," according to the Hollywood Reporter. She said he then pulled her toward the bed, pulled down her shorts and bikini bottom and raped her.

“It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Stop!’” she alleged. “And he didn’t. I said, ‘Can you at least get a condom?’ and he laughed at me.”

A friend took her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was treated for an assault, Zoe told the outlet. Two police officers visited her, but she didn't name Noth because she was afraid they wouldn't believe her and that she might lose her job, she said. The hospital doesn't keep records going back to 2004, according to the report.

In 2006, Zoe sought counseling at the UCLA Rape Crisis Center after she began experiencing nightmares and flashbacks, she said. The Hollywood Reporter said it confirmed Zoe's treatment there with the center's director.

Lily was a server in the VIP section of a New York City nightclub when Noth, then 60, got her number, she said. After agreeing to go to dinner with him and visiting his apartment afterward to sample his whiskey collection, the then-25-year-old told the publication, "He tried to make out with me. I cautiously entertained it. He’s older and looked older. He kept trying and trying and trying, and I should have said no more firmly and left.

"And then the next thing I knew, he pulled down his pants and he was standing in front of me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. She said he eventually started "having sex with me from the back in a chair ... We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened.”

A friend of Lily told The Hollywood Reporter that she called her the next day and was "pretty hysterical," telling her about the alleged encounter with Noth.

“For so many years, I buried it,” Lily told the outlet before stating that now was time “to try to go public with who he is.”

Noth has denied both of the claims. 

“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” he said in a statement to both The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News. “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.”

Noth's return to the "Sex and the City" universe sparked headlines when the sequel killed off his character in the first episode.

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