Veteran actor Chris Noth, who’s widely known from his role as Mr. Big in HBO‘s Sex And The City, has been dropped from his new gig on CBS‘ crime-drama, The Equalizer, which also stars Queen Latifah, amid two sexual assault allegations.
In a statement on Monday, CBS and Universal, who produces the series, announced that Noth would not be filming any new episodes; he will appear in one final episode, and that would be the end of his role as former CIA handler William Bishop on the show.
Noth has been accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate instances. One incident dates back to 2004, while the other more recent accusation was said to have taken place in 2015.
Noth has vehemently denied the allegations. “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false. … 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.”
In addition to being fired from The Equalizer, Noth has been dropped as a client from his agency, A3 Artists Agency, as well as removed from his most recent ad with Peloton.