Multiple women accused the 67-year-old 'Good Wife' alum of sexual assault.
Spoilers ahead! Actor Chris Noth who played Mr. Big in both And Just Like That... and the original Sex and the City series will not be in the finale of the latest HBO Max series. Noth's character, John James "Mr. Big" Preston, previously died in the Sex and the City spinoff's premiere episode. The character was apparently set to appear on the show one last time but the footage "will not make it to air," according to TV Line. HBO Max declined to comment.
Chris Noth will no longer appear in the finale episode of HBO Max series 'And Just Like That.' https://t.co/XGmVZ7ifbj— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 6, 2022
Multiple women have come forward and accused the Good Wife alum of sexual assault. According to The Hollywood Reporter, two women came forward to share similar accounts of how he allegedly raped them. The alleged incidents occurred in 2004 and 2015. One of the accusers said that “seeing that he was reprising his role in Sex and the City set off something in me. For so many years, I buried it.” She decided it was time “to try to go public with who he is.” At the time, she said she did not tell doctors or police who had assaulted her, fearing repercussions in her career. "I was 25 at the time," she said. "It was a lot. I didn't know what to do."
Noth, who has been married to Tara Wilson since 2012, has denied the accusations and claimed that both interactions were "consensual." "The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false," he said in a previous statement. "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. 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." A third woman accused the actor of sexual assault in a Daily Beast report. "The story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction," a rep for Noth told PEOPLE in December. "As Chris stated yesterday, he has and would never cross that line."
Predators almost always have a pattern of creepy behavior, long before any accusers actually come forward. My girl @MarisaKabas did a great deep dive into Chris Noth's pattern of groping within the NYU community, which goes back DECADES: https://t.co/yVWvQb7UYy— Irma Kostroski (@ejdickson) January 3, 2022
The actor's co-stars have weighed in on the matter. SJP, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis spoke out in a joint statement. "We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth," the statement 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."