Chris Noth dropped from ‘The Equalizer’

CBS and Universal Television, the show’s production company, announced in a brief statement to CNN Monday, “Chris Noth will not film additional episodes of The Equalizer, and they will become effective immediately.”

Two women accused Nuth of sexual assault in a report last week by The Hollywood Reporter. Noth has denied the allegations.
“The accusations leveled at me by individuals I have met for years, even decades, are categorically false. These stories may have been 30 years or 30 days ago – doesn’t always mean no – that’s the limit I haven’t crossed. The encounters were consensual. It’s hard not to question The timing of these stories being published. I don’t know for sure why it’s showing up now, but I do know this: I didn’t assault these women,” Knuth said in a recent statement a week ago.

In “The Equalizer,” starring Queen Latifah, Noth, 67, portrays former CIA Director William Bishop. He will appear in one of the upcoming episodes of the already filmed series, as well as future iterations of episodes that have already aired.

CNN has contacted a representative of Noth for comment.

Late last week, Noth was dropped by his talent agency, A3 Artists Agency, a spokesperson for the agency told CNN on Saturday. Peloton, which just released a viral commercial featuring the actor, has also stopped airing the ad.

In the first episode of the HBO Max series “And Just Like That…”, part of the series Sex and the City, the character Noth suffered a heart attack and died. (CNN and HBO share in parent company WarnerMedia.)

On Monday night, “And Just Like That” stars and executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis released a statement via social media addressing the allegations for the first time.

“We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth. We support the women who have come forward and shared their traumatic experiences. We know it must be a very difficult thing and we applaud them for that.”

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