Chris Noth will no longer star in the CBS series “The Equalizer” following sexual assault allegations against the actor.
Universal Television and CBS made a joint announcement Monday that Noth will no longer be involved in filming “effective immediately.”
Noth played a former CIA director on “The Equalizer,” which starred Queen Latifah. Noth will appear in at least one upcoming episode.
Noth reps were not immediately available for comment on “The Equalizer’s” decision.
Two women accused Noth of sexual assault, a story reported last week by The Hollywood Reporter. Noth has vehemently denied the allegations dating back to 2004 and 2015.
“The accusations against me by individuals that I met years and even decades ago are completely untrue. These stories can be from 30 years ago or 30 days ago – which doesn’t always mean no – that’s a line I haven’t crossed,” Noth said in a statement to PV.
One of the women who accused Noth of assaulting her said his retaliation against her character Mr.Big in the “Sex and the City” sequel “And Just Like That…” prompted her to speak out about the actor. pellets.
Noth’s departure on the show’s first episode led to widespread attention.
Serial stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis released a joint statement Monday on social media saying they were saddened by the allegations against Noth but supported the accusers. he.
“We support the women who came forward and shared their painful experiences,” said a statement signed by all three. “We knew it had to be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for that.”
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