Sex and the City star Chris Noth accused of sexual assault

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The following article contains discussion of sexual assault allegations that some readers may find upsetting.

Sex and the City and its spinoff And Just Like That... star Chris Noth has been accused of sexual assault by two women.

The women, who are thought not to know each other, shared their allegations with The Hollywood Reporter months apart of incidents they claim happened in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York City in 2015. Noth denies the allegations and says the encounters were consensual.

The first woman, who is referred to by the pseudonym Zoe, has accused Noth of non-consensual kissing and sexual assault when she tried to return a book to his Los Angeles apartment after he'd left it at the pool.

Zoe and a friend both claim that she was checked at a hospital following the incident and interviewed by police, but declined to name Noth at the time because she feared career repercussions in Hollywood.

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Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

The second woman, referred to as Lily, also alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Noth in his New York apartment after having a date with him at a restaurant featured in Sex and the City.

Lily claimed to the news outlet that Noth left her a voicemail the following day in which she says he attempted to minimise the incident, saying he wanted to ensure she "didn't take anything wrong".

Both women say they have come forward now because of renewed publicly surrounding Noth's character in the Sex and the City spinoff show And Just Like That… being triggering.

In a statement to TheWrap, Noth said: "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. 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."

No criminal charges have been filed over these allegations.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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