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Chris Noth dropped from TV series The Equalizer amid sex assault claims

Two women accused the actor of sexual assault in a story reported last week by The Hollywood Reporter. He has denied the allegations, which date back to 2004 and 2015.

Chris Noth dropped from TV series The Equalizer amid sex assault claims

Chris Noth poses for a portrait during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on July 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

Chris Noth will no longer be part of the CBS series The Equalizer in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the actor.

Universal Television and CBS made a joint announcement on Monday (Dec 20) that Noth would no longer be part of filming "effective immediately".

Noth has played a former CIA director on The Equalizer, which stars Queen Latifah. Noth will appear in at least one upcoming episode.

Noth's representatives had no immediate comment on The Equalizer decision.

Two women accused Noth of sexual assault in a story reported last week by The Hollywood Reporter. Noth vehemently denied the allegations, which date back to 2004 and 2015.

"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," Noth said in a statement to the Reporter.

One of the women who accused Noth of assaulting her said his reprisal of his Mr Big character on the Sex And The City sequel And Just Like That… prompted her to speak out about the actor.

Noth's demise in the first episode of the show led to widespread attention. 

Source: AP/sr

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