Chris Noth has been fired from CBS drama The Equalizer after multiple women came forward with sexual assault accusations against the actor.
“Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately,” CBS and Universal Television said in a joint statement to CBS News.
The 67-year-old actor has already filmed one episode for 2022 in the Queen Latifah-led series and appeared in 17 episodes this year, according to IMDb.
On the show, Noth played former CIA agent William Bishop. Queen Latifah, who serves as an executive producer on the series, has not released a public statement about the allegations.
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Last week, The Hollywood Reporter published an article detailing claims from two different women, and used pseudonyms to protect their identities. The two women reached out to the publication months apart and shared similar stories, THR said. One account happened in 2004 and the other in 2015. Noth denied the allegations and said the encounters were consensual.
A third woman then came forward and told her story to The Daily Beast. The woman, described as a 30-year-old tech executive, alleged Noth forced himself on her in the back office of a New York City restaurant in 2010. The woman said she was 18 at the time and Noth was 55.
After the allegations were made public, Noth’s And Just Like That… and Sex and the City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon released a joint statement on Monday in support of the women.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth. We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences,” the actresses said. “We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it.”
— Kristin Davis (@KristinDavis) December 21, 2021