Chris Noth: Fourth woman accuses Sex and the City actor of sexual assault

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A fourth woman has accused Sex and the City actor Chris Noth of sexual assault for allegedly groping her at her New York apartment nearly 20 years ago.

Singer-songwriter Lisa Gentile said she met Noth in 1998 at a New York City restaurant the pair often visited.

One night in 2002, the actor offered her a ride home and asked to see her apartment.

She said Noth kissed her, “forcibly pulled” her against him and began squeezing her breasts.

“I grabbed his hands with my hands and tried to stop it,” she said at a press conference on Thursday.

Gentile claims Noth also pushed her hands toward his penis. "I finally managed to push them away and get out of his grasp and yell, ‘No, I don’t want this.’"

She said Noth "stormed" out and called her the next day, saying he would "ruin her career" if she told anyone about what had happened.

Noth has been accused of raping and sexually assaulting two women going by the pseudonyms Zoe, 40, and Lily, 30, in 2004 and 2015 respectively.

He denied their claims and said both encounters were consensual.

Following the first two accusations, a third woman came forward to accuse Noth of groping her at a Manhattan restaurant in 2010 when she was 18.

The Canadian tech executive, 30, using the pseudonym Ava, said she feared Noth would rape her but fled the Da Marino where she worked as a hostess.

She alleged Noth, 67, snuck into a staff office, then pulled down her tights and clung to her so hard that after she managed to push and kick him away, her “limbs hurt in the morning”.

Noth’s Sex and the City co-stars Sara Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis have voiced their support for the accusers.

They tweeted: “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.”

It came as Noth was dropped from CBS’ series “The Equalizer”, Variety reported.

Noth will be seen in one original upcoming episode of the series that has already been filmed, as well as future encores of episodes that have already aired, but will no longer be a part of the show.

The actor denied the allegations in a statement, calling them “categorically false” and claiming the encounters were consensual.

“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” he said.

“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.

“The encounters were consensual. It’s difficult not to question the timing of these stories coming out. I don’t know for certain why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women.”

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