This story was updated on December 25, 2021
Following multiplying allegations surrounding Chris Noth, who stars as Mr. Big in Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That, a fifth woman has come forward accusing the actor of sexual assault.
Lisa Gentile and her lawyer brought allegations forward in a video press conference, and also noted that she's unable to pursue criminal and civil charges due to the statute of limitations.
“He warned me if I ever told a soul what happened the night before that he would ruin my career, that I would never sing again, and that he would blacklist me in the business,” Gentile said.
Chris Noth's Sex and the City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis have issued a statement on the previous sexual assault allegations against him, stating that they "support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences."
"We know it must be a very difficult thing for them to do and we commend them for it," reads a post from the trio of actors, uploaded to social media on the evening of December 20.
The response came days after three woman went public with misconduct allegations against Noth.
According to Rolling Stone, the actor has been dropped by his now-former talent agency, A3 Artists.
Allegations detailed by two women, referred to as Zoe and Lily to protect their privacy, were first published by The Hollywood Reporter on December 16. Both accusers said the revival of SATC and the painful memories it triggered pushed them to come forward.
In 2004, Zoe was 22-years-old and working at a high-profile firm where Noth was a client. According to both her and her former boss, Noth would leave flirtatious messages on Zoe's work phone.
Eventually, the actor invited Zoe to meet him at the pool of a West Hollywood building he had an apartment in. He let Zoe borrow a book he brought with him, and, before leaving to take a call, asked her to bring it back to his apartment.
There, Noth allegedly assaulted her.
Lily met Noth in 2015, when she was working as a server in the VIP section of New York nightclub No. 8, once a hotspot for celebrities (it has since closed).
Noth asked the 25-year-old to dinner but when they met at the time he suggested, the kitchen was closed. They had drinks and Noth later invited her to his apartment.
After demurring his advances, Noth (60 at the time) allegedly pulled his pants down and assaulted Lily.
Noth has denied all three allegations.
In the wake of the news, old reports on Noth's relationship with model Beverly Johnson began resurfacing across social media.
Johnson, who dated Noth in the early '90s, reportedly filed charges against him in 1995, accusing him of beating her and threatening to kill her. Criminal charges were never brought against him.
Peloton, which recently released an advertisement starring Noth, deleted the commercial from its social media accounts almost immediately after The Hollywood Reporter went live with Zoe and Lily's allegations.
Zoe, Lily, and Ava's testimonies are sure to stir up both support and outrage. I'm in no position to comment on the validity of their allegations, but, as a woman who has experienced the trauma of assault, I urge onlookers to educate themselves on the countless myths about sexual assault that abound — including the idea that "false reporting" of assault is common.