The ‘New Girl’ alum alleges in an Instagram post that the ‘Sex and the City’ star ‘capitalized on the fantasy that women believed [Chris’ character] Mr. Big represented’ following rape allegations against him.
AceShowbiz –Zoe Lister-Jones has added her own account of her unpleasant experience with Chris Noth to damning allegations against the actor. The actress has accused the 67-year-old of sexual assault, calling him a “predator.”
Zoe, who wrote and starred on CBS’ sitcom “Life in Pieces“, came forward with her allegations against Chris in an Instagram post on Thursday night, December 16. She opened her statement by admitting that she was “relieved” Chris’ “Sex and the City” character was killed off on the revival series “And Just Like That…” because “I couldn’t separate the actor from the man, and the man in a sexual predator.”
She then began recounting her encounters with Chris, “In my twenties I worked at a club in NY that Chris Noth owned and on the few occasions he would show up, he was consistently sexually inappropriate with a fellow female promoter.” The actress/director continued, “That same year I was a guest star on ‘Law and Order’ and it was his first episode returning as a detective after ‘SATC’.”
Zoe then recalled that the 67-year-old “was drunk on set.” She detailed, “During my interrogation scene he had a 22 oz. of beer under the table that he would drink in between takes. In one take he got close to me, sniffed my neck, and whispered, ‘You smell good.’ I didn’t say anything. My friend at the club never said anything. It’s so rare that we do.”
Acknowledging, “My experiences are small in comparison to the accounts of assaults that have so bravely been shared today,” she added, “But navigating predation at any level is a burden all women have to bear. And for the most part there is no accountability, and no consequence.”
“Chris Noth capitalized on the fantasy that women believed Mr. Big represented. And those fantasies often create environments where emotional confusion thrives,” the “Whitney” alum alleged. “Perhaps Big’s death is the communal grief we must all face in mourning that fantasy, in releasing that male archetype we as women have been fed through popular culture, and confronting its dark and pervasive underbelly.”
She ended her post with an exclamation, “F**k Mr. Big.”
Zoe’s statements were soon met with affirmation by fellow actress Krys Marshall, who wrote, “Girlllll. He used to come to Cipriani when I was a promoter there and yea…. YUP.” Another commented, “beautiful poignant words, thank you zoe.” Many also showed their support to Zoe by leaving heart emojis in the comments section.
Zoe’s post comes in light of The Hollywood Reporter’s article which reveal Chris’ alleged sexual assault on multiple women. Responding to the allegations, the former “The Good Wife” star said in a statement, “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false. These stories ‘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,” he added. “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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