Chris Noth dropped from 'The Equalizer'

Chris Noth has been fired from the show “The Equalizer.” In a brief statement to CNN on Monday, CBS and Universal Television, the show’s production company, stated that Chris Noth will no longer be filming any future episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately.

According to an article published last week by The Hollywood Reporter, two women have accused Noth of sexual assault. Noth has categorically disputed the charges.

“It is totally incorrect that I am the subject of claims levelled against me by persons that I met years, if not decades, ago. These events may have taken place 30 years ago or 30 days ago – no always means no — and that is a boundary I did not cross in this instance. The interactions took place with mutual consent. It’s tough not to be perplexed by the timing of these tales coming to light at this point. However, I do know one thing: I did not abuse these ladies, and I have no idea why they have come to light at this time “Noth made the assertion in a statement last week.

Noth, 67, appears in the film “The Equalizer,” in which Queen Latifah co-stars as former CIA director William Bishop. A future episode of the series, which has already been recorded, as well as future repeats of episodes that have already aired, will feature him as a guest star.

A spokesman for Noth has been contacted by CNN for comment.

Noth was dropped by his talent agency, A3 Artists Firm, late last week, according to a spokeswoman for the agency who talked to CNN on Saturday. Similarly, Peloton, which had just aired a popular campaign featuring the actor, has also decided to discontinue showing the advertisement.

Noth’s character suffered a heart attack and died in the premiere episode of the HBO Max series “And Just Like That…,” which is a spinoff of the hit series “Sex and the City.” (CNN and HBO are both owned by the same firm, WarnerMedia.)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, the actors and executive producers of “And Just Like That,” issued a message on social media on Monday night, the first time they had addressed the claims.

“We were shocked and disappointed to learn of the charges levelled against Chris Noth. We are here to assist the ladies who have come out and shared their traumatic experiences with the world. We recognise that this must have been a challenging task, and we applaud them for completing it.”


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