Sex and the City star Chris Noth was recently accused of sexual assault by two women. Other celebrities are coming forth with their stories and opinions about Noth, including his Law & Order co-star Zoe Lister-Jones. Here’s what Lister-Jones said about Noth and how other stars are reacting to her comments.
‘And Just Like That…’ star Chris Noth was accused of sexual assault by 2 women
On Dec. 16, The Hollywood Reporter shared the stories of two women who had reached out to the publication separately, months apart. The women accused actor Chris Noth, who is best known for his role as Mr. Big on Sex and the City and its revival, And Just Like That…, of sexual assault.
The alleged incidents happened in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015. Both women described strikingly similar scenarios in which Noth persuaded them to come to his apartment and then assaulted them from behind while in front of a mirror, despite the women saying no.
One of the alleged assaults was so violent that the accuser said she got stitches afterward. And at the time of the second alleged assault, Noth was married and had his first child with wife Tara Wilson.
Noth has denied the accusations in a statement, saying that his encounters with the women were consensual.
Zoe Lister-Jones spoke out against Chris Noth on Instagram
Actor, producer, director, and writer Zoe Lister-Jones has worked with Chris Noth in the past. On Dec. 17, she shared a lengthy Instagram post describing her experiences with the And Just Like That star.
“Last week, my friend asked me how I felt about Mr. Big’s death on And Just Like That, and I said, honestly, I felt relieved,” Lister-Jones’ post begins.
Lister-Jones went on to explain that she used to work at a New York club owned by Noth, and said that the actor was “consistently sexually inappropriate with a fellow female promoter.”
“That same year I was a guest star on Law and Order and it was his first episode returning as a detective after SATC. He was drunk on set. During my interrogation scene he had a 22 oz. [bottle] of beer under the table that he would drink in between takes. In one take he got close to me, sniffed my neck, and whispered, ‘You smell good.’ I didn’t say anything. My friend at the club never said anything. It’s so rare that we do.”
Lister-Jones wrote about the treatment women are conditioned to tolerate, and she said that Noth “capitalized on the fantasy” that his character Mr. Big represented. In the final slide of her post, Lister-Jones simply wrote, “F*** Mr. Big.”
Sophia Bush, AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, and more stars showed support for Zoe Lister-Jones
Many celebrities, including ones who have worked with Chris Noth before, have left supportive comments on Lister-Jones’ post.
Sophia Bush commented, “Slide 3. That part. 🙏🏼” In the slide, Lister-Jones wrote about how women are expected to deal with situations like the ones she described with Noth.
Helen Hunt, who worked with Noth in the movie Castaway, left a red heart emoji in the comments. AnnaSophia Robb, who played a young Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series The Carrie Diaries, commented with a broken heart emoji.
How to get help: In the U.S., call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.