Chris Noth Fired From ‘Equalizer’ Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

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Updated April 11, 2022

The end of Bishop. Several months after Chris NothFired from The Equalizer, the CBS series finally explained his character’s whereabouts — and ended his arc for good.

Robyn McAll (CSI) will be appearing on Sunday, April 10th.Queen Latifah) found out that her mentor, William Bishop (played by Noth, 67), had spent the past two months investigating a plane crash. Robyn and her team discovered the perpetrators had planned to bring down another plane. But this time Bishop was on the plane. Robyn was unable to stop the attack and watched her friend’s flight crash.

The Sex and the CityThe episode aired on January 2, 2021, and was the last time the alum appeared on the show. It was also filmed before his firing in Dec 2021.

Original story published December 20, 2020:

Facing your consequences Chris Notha fired from The EqualizerAfter multiple women accused him sexually assaulting them.

“Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately,” Universal Television and CBS confirmed in a joint statement on Monday, December 20.

During his run The EqualizerNoth, 67 played William Bishop, a former CIA Director who acts as a liaison between vigilante Robyn Mcall (Queen Latifah) and the government agency where she also used to work.

The Sex and the City alum’s exit from the CBS show comes after two women accused him of sexual assault in an exposé published by The Hollywood ReporterThursday, December 16. The women, who used the names Zoe and Lily in the report, said that they came forward because they were triggered by recent promotion for Noth’s HBO Max series, It’s as Simple As That.

Zoe, who was 22 at the time of the alleged assault, claimed that Noth “rape[d] her from behind” in 2004 after she met him at her Los Angeles workplace, which handled business with high-profile celebrity clients. The former Law & OrderThe star invited her to his West Hollywood apartment where he allegedly assaulted her.

“I realized there was blood on my shirt,” Zoe recalled of the “painful” experience. After the alleged encounter, Zoe went to the hospital and received stitches. Two police officers came to speak to her, but she didn’t name Noth for fear that she would be fired from her job.

Lily, second woman in this report, claimed to have met the Good wifeShe was 25 years old when she became a server at a New York City club. She alleged that he invited her back to his apartment, where he told her, “Monogamy is not real.” The actor has been married to Tara WilsonSince 2012, the pair has shared sons Orion, 13 months, and Keats 21 months.

Chris Noth Fired From 'The Equalizer' Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Chris Noth on ‘The Equalizer.’
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Though Lily believed they were just going to talk, she claimed that Noth raped her “from the back in a chair,” adding that she was “crying as it happened.”

In a statement, the Wisconsin native denied the allegations. Us Weekly on Thursday: “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. 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.”

Zoe Lister Jones later recalled her own experience with Noth, whom she worked with as a guest star on Law & Order, alleging that he had been “inappropriate” and “drunk” on set.

“Part of being a woman in this world is taking a certain amount of pride in knowing how to handle yourself in these situations. … My experiences are small in comparison to the accounts of assault that have been so bravely shared today,” she wrote via Instagram on Thursday. “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.”

One day later, DeadlineHis representation at A3 Artists Agency reported that Noth had been dropped. The move came shortly before a third victim accused the actor of assault while working as a hostess and lounge singer at New York’s Da Marino restaurant in 2010, per the Daily Beast. (At time of the alleged incident, she had just turned 18 and Noth had just turned 55.

A rep denied the claims and told People, “As Chris stated yesterday, he has and would never cross that line.”

If you or someone close to you has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656–HOPE (4673).

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