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Chris Noth has reportedly been removed from the season finale of And Just Like That… after being accused of sexual abuse by four women.
Noth, 67, was to briefly appear in the season finale after his character Mr. Big died on the first episode, according to TV Line.
The scene in question allegedly saw Mr. Big appearing before his wife Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) as she scattered his ashes into the Seine river in Paris on the Pont des Arts bridge.
However his character was cut after the creative team decided the minimal amount of footage he had shot was not an essential part of the scene.
Cut! Chris Noth has reportedly been removed from the season finale of And Just Like That… after being accused of sexual abuse by four women
The scene sought to give Carrie closure by scattering his ashes into the river and was shot on location in Paris.
The finale was not set in stone when news of the allegations broke, an insider told the site.
Just prior to Christmas, a fourth woman came forward with allegations, saying that Noth had forcibly groped her.
Lisa Gentile, 54, claims she was ‘sexually abused’ by the actor in 2002 when she frequented Da Marino’s restaurant in Manhattan, where she met Noth, and the two became acquaintances.
Removed: Noth, 67, was set to briefly appear in the season finale after his character Mr. Big died on the first episode, but was ultimately cut after the creative team decided his role was not an integral part of the scene, according to TV Line
One night, she said in a statement, Noth went up to her apartment because he said he wanted to see where she lives, but once he was upstairs, she said, he started kissing her and forcibly pulled her against him.
He then squeezed her breasts she said, before sliding his hands under his shirt.
‘I kept pushing his hands down, while he was pushing mine up…I was trying to get him to stop,’ she said in a statement on Thursday, claiming he then pulled her hand towards his penis.
In limbo: The scene was shot on location in Paris, but an insider told the site the finale was not set in stone when news of the allegations broke
She said she was finally able to push him off, after which point, Gentile claims Noth got mad and started calling her a ‘tease’ and a ‘b****.’
The next day, she said, Noth called her friend’s phone and warned her that if she told another person about what happened she would be blacklisted in the industry.
Her attorney, Gloria Allred claims that the experience was ‘traumatic’ for Gentile, noting: ‘It’s had a very serious emotional impact on her.’
One of the other women claimed the actor groped her when she was working as a hostess and lounge singer at the Midtown Manhattan restaurant Da Marino in 2010. She was 18 at the time and Noth was 55.
Revival: SJP, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon have returned for the HBO Max reboot of SATC, And Just Like That…
She claimed he was constantly drunk at the restaurant and repeatedly pulled her onto his lap while groping her and ‘pressing me onto his erection.’
Another two women, using the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, told The Hollywood Reporter on December 17 that the actor raped them.
Both of those accusers in the report claimed that Noth had sex with them from behind while stood in front of a mirror, with the first attack allegedly taking place in 2004, while the second reportedly occurred in 2015, three years after Noth married his wife, Tara Wilson, with whom he has two children.
The two women both also allege that the attacks took place in one of Noth’s homes – the first in his Los Angeles apartment and the second in his New York City property – after the actor invited them over.
Out of there: Noth’s character was killed off in the very first episode after Mr. Big suffered a heart attack following a ride on his Peloton bike
Support: After the accusations stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis penned a joint statement in support of the women; pictured December 9
Both women claim that the recent publicity surrounding the Sex and the City reboot – And Just Like That – ‘stirred painful memories’ of their encounters with Noth, who has featured heavily in the news in the past week as a result of the shock death of his character, Mr. Big, in the first episode of the new series.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth admitted that he had ‘consensual encounters’ with the two women in the Hollywood Reporter story, both of which reportedly took place while he was in a relationship with his wife Tara Wilson, but he strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.
‘The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,’ the statement reads.
‘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.’
On December 20, after the accusations were made public, stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis penned a joint statement in support of the women on December
‘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.’
Maintaining innocence: ‘The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false’ Noth told the Hollywood Reporter of the accusations; pictured February 2021