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A third woman has come forward to accuse actor Chris Noth of sexual assault.
Under the pseudonym Ava, the third accuser told the Daily Beast in a Friday report that Noth, 67, sexually assaulted her in 2010 when she was 18. Ava, now a 30-year-old tech executive, alleged that Noth sexually assaulted her in the back office of a New York City restaurant, where she worked as both a hostess and show tune singer.
“At first, it felt as though I was the only person in the universe who could hear me saying no,” she said.
She told the outlet that her “limbs hurt in the morning.”
Noth has vehemently denied the accusations and told People through a rep that the accusation is “a complete fabrication.”
“The alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction,” his rep stated on Friday. “Chris has no knowledge of who this individual is and, as stated yesterday, has and would never cross that line.”
Ava told the Daily Beast that she decided to come forward after Thursday’s explosive Hollywood Reporter story in which two women accused the “Sex and the City” star of sexual assault. Noth also denied those allegations, saying “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.”
The first two accusers do not know one another and both approached The Hollywood Reporter months apart during the recent rival of the popular series, according to the outlet. Noth had returned to the franchise in his “Mr. Big” role for the recent “Sex and the City” sequel “And Just Like That” though his character is killed off in the first episode. Both accusers say they were triggered by promotions leading up to the release of that sequel, which premiered this month.
Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, said they were assaulted in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015, respectively.
Zoe alleges that Noth raped her at his apartment when she was 22 after pursuing her at her job, a high-profile firm where Noth and other celebrities did business. Lily was a server in the VIP section of a New York City nightclub when she said Noth invited her back to his apartment and sexually assaulted her.
Noth has said that both 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,” he said in a statement after news broke regarding the first two women.
A3 Artists Agency has dropped Noth as a client on Friday, People reports.
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