On Thursday, in a virtual press conference, singer and songwriter Lisa Gentile accused actor Chris Noth of sexual assault. Lisa Gentile described for the first time in a public setting the alleged sexual assault that she said happened in the year 2002.
“I was afraid to come forward because of Mr. Noth’s power and his threats to ruin my career,” said Lisa Gentile, a singer and songwriter. “I’m speaking out now in support of the other four women who have courageously come forward before me.”
Chris, known for roles in shows like “The Equalizer” and “Sex and the City,” denied allegations of sexual assault after two unnamed women made the allegations in a report published by “The Hollywood Reporter” in December. Those incidents happened between 2004 and 2015.
Noth responded in a statement to the Reporter, saying, “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false. 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.”
“Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis issued a joint statement on social media saying, “We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth. 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.”
Because what Lisa alleges happened to her was almost twenty years ago, her lawyer, Gloria Allred, said that it is too late for her to get justice in the NY state, but they are trying to get the law changed.
“Lisa and I appreciate their words of support for the previous accusers of Chris Noth,” Allred said. “Now we urge Sarah, Cynthia, and Kristin to take action to speak out in support of the Adult Survivors Act.”
“I feel that we should have our day in court to seek to hold Mr. Noth accountable for what he did,” Gentile said. “I am also speaking out to ensure the rights of my nieces, my goddaughter, and future victims of sexual harassment and assault.”
On Monday, Universal Television and CBS made a joint announcement that said Chris would no longer be part of the “The Equalizer” in the wake of allegations.