A fourth woman has come forward to accuse Chris Noth .actor was sexually assaulted, claiming he forcibly kissed and groped her in her New York apartment in 2002.
The woman, singer-songwriter Lisa Gentile, appeared at a press conference Thursday with senior attorney Gloria Allred. Her statements follow those of three other women who claim Sex and the city the star sexually assaulted them between 2004 and 2015 — allegations that Noth has vehemently denied. There was no immediate comment from Noth on the new allegation.
Gentile says she met Noth in 1998, when they were both principals at the Da Marino restaurant in Manhattan. The two became acquaintances, she said, and one night he took her home and asked to see her apartment. She said she showed him the kitchen and offered him wine, then he leaned her against the table and began to forcefully kiss her and put his hands in her shirt.
She said she tried to push his hands away but he pushed them towards her penis. She eventually succeeded in pushing him away and berating him that this was not what she wanted, at which point he became angry and called her a “teaser” and a “asshole”, she alleged. .
The next day, she said, Noth called and threatened to ruin her music career if she told anyone what happened.
“I’m afraid to move forward because of Mr. Noth’s power and his threats to ruin my career,” Gentile said at the press conference, adding that she is now coming out publicly to support women who spoke anonymously before her.
Two women approach independently The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, around the premiere of SATC restart And just like that…, to claim that Noth raped them. A woman claims the actor assaulted her in an apartment building in Los Angeles in 2004; left in his New York apartment in 2015. Two days later, a third woman told The Daily Beast that Noth kissed and groped her against her will in Da Marino in 2010.
Noth dismissed the first two allegations as “clearly false”, claimed the meetings were unanimous and questioned the timing of the allegations.
“These stories can be from 30 years ago or 30 days ago – which doesn’t always mean not – that’s a line I didn’t cross,” he told THR. “The meetings were unanimous. It’s hard not to question the timing of these stories coming out. I don’t know for sure why they’ve surfaced now, but I do know this: I don’t assault these women.”
Regarding the comment about the third woman, Noth’s reporter told The Daily Beast that Noth “denies this ever happened and has no idea who this woman is.”
Since the allegations started piling up, Noth has been dropped from the CBS show Equalizer, launched earlier this year. Peloton also pulled online ads featuring Noth to premiere later SATC character’s death on one of their exercise bikes in And just like that…
Noth’s three most prominent co-stars in the reboot — Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Davis — released a joint statement this week expressing their support for his accusers.
They said: “We support the women who came forward and shared their traumatic experiences. “We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for that.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/lisa-gentile-is-fourth-woman-to-accuse-chris-noth-of-sexual-assault?source=articles&via=rss Lisa Gentile is the fourth woman to accuse Chris Noth of sexual assault
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