One more woman accused Chris Noth of sexual harassment during a press conference
Another woman accused the 67-year-old Sex and the City star of sexual harassment.
During a press conference hosted by attorney Gloria Allred, singer Lisa Gentile stated that she was sexually harassed by Noth in 2002 at her home.
According to her, they met at a restaurant and talked for several years.
“I first met Chris Noth when I began frequenting Da Marino restaurant in New York City in 1998. He was a regular there and good friends with the owner Pasquale Marino … Eventually, Chris and I started conversing and we became acquaintances. We would talk mostly about music and show business in the neighborhood, “
One day he offered to take her home in a taxi, and she agreed. He insisted on going up to her apartment. There, according to Lisa, he began to pester her.
“He started kissing me almost right away. Then he leaned against the kitchen countertop and forcibly pulled me against him. He was slobbering all over me. I quickly became uncomfortable …”
Lisa managed to push him away.
“I finally managed to push him away and get out of his grasp and yell ‘No, I don’t want this.’ He became extremely angry … “
Lisa said that after insulting her, the man left the apartment, and the next day he called her with threats.
“He warned me that if I ever told a soul about what happened the night before that he would ruin my career, that I would never sing again and that he would blacklist me in the business. He hung up on me and I immediately called my mother and father crying, “
Gentile added that she was afraid to speak publicly about what happened due to Noth’s threats to ruin her career. But now that other women had told their stories, she decided to make the case public.
The actor, who has denied previous rape allegations, has previously commented on the accusations from women.
“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. 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. “
Noth’s colleagues Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon have shared their views on the social media post on this situation.