A disheveled Chris Noth was spotted leaving a house party in Manhattan Beach, California on Sunday amid the fallout from multiple sexual abuse allegations leveled against the actor by four women.
The 67-year-old wore a wrinkled grey T-shirt as he headed out of a daytime get together with some friends, appearing unbothered by the scandal currently plaguing him.
Once again, the actor was seen sporting his wedding band on his left hand.
Noth, who was recently edited out of the finale of And Just Like That over the accusations, has denied all claims made against him and maintains that his sexual encounters were consensual.
Scandal laden:A disheveled Chris Noth was spotted leaving a house party in Manhattan Beach, California on Sunday amid the fallout from his multiple sexual abuse allegations and was pictured still wearing his wedding band
The Sex and the City star appeared calm and collected while enjoying a day with friends in sunny Southern California on Sunday.
He was dressed down in distressed jeans, a Tee and sunglasses with several days of salt and pepper stubble on his cheeks and mussed hair.
Noth’s wife Tara Wilson, 39, wasn’t seen alongside the Law and Order star. Earlier this month Wilson was pictured without her wedding right on and weeping in her car.
The sightings come in the midst of a scandal embroiling the actor which prompted the creative team behind the Sex and the City reboot to edit his cameo out of the finale.
Downtime: The 67-year-old wore a wrinkled grey T-shirt as he headed out of a daytime get together with some friends, appearing unbothered by the scandal currently plaguing him
His side: The Sex and the City actor has denied all claims made against him and maintains that his sexual encounters were consensual
Trouble at home: Noth’s wife Tara Wilson was not seen with the star; she was spotted earlier this month without her wedding ring on and crying in her car
Noth was to briefly appear once more in the series in a scene with Carrie [Sarah Jessica Parker] after his character Mr. Big died of a heart attack in the first episode.
However his character was cut after the creative team decided the minimal amount of footage he had shot was not an essential part of the scene.
The scene sought to give Carrie closure by scattering his ashes into the river and was shot on location in Paris and then New York the month after.
In addition to having the scene scrapped in the wake of the allegations, Noth was fired from the CBS series The Equalizer.
Allegations: In late 2021, four different women came forward accusing the actor of sexual misconduct ranging from alleged groping to rape
Before: Shortly before the first to allegations were leveled, Noth had reprised his famous role of Mr. Big in the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That …
Cut: He was to briefly appear once more in the series in a scene with Carrie [Sarah Jessica Parker] after his character Mr. Big died of a heart attack in the first episode but the scene was scrapped amid the accusations
Two women, using the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, told the Hollywood Reporter on December 17 that Noth raped them.
Both of those accusers in the report claimed that Noth had sex with them from behind while stood in front of a mirror, with the first attack allegedly taking place in 2004, while the second reportedly occurred in 2015, three years after Noth married his wife, Tara Wilson, with whom he has two children.
The two women both also allege that the attacks took place in one of Noth’s homes – the first in his Los Angeles apartment and the second in his New York City property – after the actor invited them over.
Just prior to Christmas, a fourth woman came forward with allegations, saying that Noth had forcibly groped her.
Their side: Two women, using the pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, told the Hollywood Reporter on December 17 that Noth raped them
Lisa Gentile, 54, claims she was ‘sexually abused’ by the actor in 2002 when she frequented Da Marino’s restaurant in Manhattan, where she met Noth, and the two became acquaintances.
One night, she said in a statement, Noth went up to her apartment because he said he wanted to see where she lives, but once he was upstairs, she said, he started kissing her and forcibly pulled her against him.
He then squeezed her breasts she said, before sliding his hands under his shirt.
‘I kept pushing his hands down, while he was pushing mine up…I was trying to get him to stop,’ she said in a statement on Thursday, claiming he then pulled her hand towards his penis.
More: Since the first two accusers went public, two other women came forward with claims Noth assaulted them in separate, unrelated incidents at Da Marino’s restaurant in Manhattan
She said she was finally able to push him off, after which point, Gentile claims Noth got mad and started calling her a ‘tease’ and a ‘b****.’
The next day, she said, Noth called her friend’s phone and warned her that if she told another person about what happened she would be blacklisted in the industry.
Her attorney, Gloria Allred claims that the experience was ‘traumatic’ for Gentile, noting: ‘It’s had a very serious emotional impact on her.’
One of the other women claimed the actor groped her when she was working as a hostess and lounge singer at the Midtown Manhattan restaurant Da Marino in 2010. She was 18 at the time and Noth was 55.
She claimed he was constantly drunk at the restaurant and repeatedly pulled her onto his lap while groping her and ‘pressing me onto his erection.’
Out of there: Noth’s character was killed off in the very first episode after Mr. Big suffered a heart attack following a ride on his Peloton bike
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth admitted that he had ‘consensual encounters’ with the two women in the Hollywood Reporter story, both of which reportedly took place while he was in a relationship with his wife Tara Wilson, but he strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.
‘The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,’ the statement reads.
‘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.’
Done: In addition to having the scene scrapped in the wake of the allegations, Noth was fired from the CBS series The Equalizer