A fourth lady has come ahead accusing Chris Noth of sexual assault.
Throughout a press convention held by her legal professional Gloria Allred on Thursday, singer Lisa Gentile shared an emotional assertion claiming that the Intercourse and the Metropolis and And Simply Like That actor assaulted her in 2002. Noth’s representatives didn’t reply to EW for remark on the time of publication, however Noth has beforehand denied comparable allegations
Gentile stated she first met the actor in 1998 at Da Marino, a restaurant they each frequented in New York Metropolis. “Eventually, Chris and I started conversing and we became acquaintances. We would talk mostly about music and show business in the neighborhood,” she recounted.
Musician Lisa Gentile, pictured right here, accuses Chris Noth of sexual assault. | Credit score: Lisa Gentile/Instagram
“Then on a Saturday night, in early 2002, we were all hanging out at Da Marino. Around midnight, I was getting ready to leave. Chris offered me a ride home and I said, ‘Okay.’ When we arrived at my apartment, he asked if he could come up,” she stated. “I told him I had nothing to offer him to drink and he said, ‘That’s okay.’ He just wanted to see where I lived. He came upstairs. We entered and we went into the kitchen. He wanted to see the rest of the apartment, but I didn’t show him because my roommates were sleeping. He used the restroom and I found some old box wine and poured him a glass.”
When he returned from the toilet, Gentile stated Noth “started kissing me almost right away” and “forcibly pulled me” towards him. “He was slobbering all over me,” she stated. “I quickly became uncomfortable. Then he became more aggressive and put both hands on my breasts and began squeezing them very hard over my shirt. He quickly went under my shirt, and began squeezing them even harder over my bra with his fingers grabbing the exposed skin, not covered by my bra. Then he pushed my bra up with both of his hands,” she added.
“I grabbed his hands with my hands and tried to stop him,” Gentile continued. “I kept pushing his hands down while he was pushing mine up. I was trying to get him to stop. Then he forced my hands to pull up his shirt exposing his belly, and then even harder he pushed my hands down toward his penis. 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 and started screaming and calling me a tease and a bitch. He stormed out of my apartment.”
When Noth left her house, Gentile stated she awoke her roommate and greatest buddy and instructed her what occurred. The subsequent morning, she stated she received a name from Noth. “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,” she stated.
Gentile’s allegations come after two nameless ladies accused the actor of sexual assault final week, describing separate incidents they instructed The Hollywood Reporter occurred in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015, respectively. Noth denied the allegations in an announcement issued to THR and confirmed by his representatives to EW.
Musician Lisa Gentile accuses Chris Noth of sexual assault. | Credit score: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Photographs
“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” the assertion learn. “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.”
Shortly after, a 3rd lady got here ahead with sexual assault allegations, telling The Daily Beast that Noth groped her at a restaurant in New York in 2010. A rep for Noth denied the accusations, calling the account a “complete fabrication” in an announcement to PEOPLE.
Noth has been dropped by his company A3 Artists Company and a number of tasks, together with CBS’ The Equalizer, within the wake of the allegations. On Monday, Noth’s And Simply Like That costars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis issued a joint assertion in assist of the ladies who’ve come ahead.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth,” the assertion, shared on social media, learn. “We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences. We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it.”
When you or somebody you recognize has been sexually assaulted, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.