The ‘Sex And The City’ star has reportedly been dropped from ‘The Equalizer’ on the heels of losing another massive deal to sell his majority ownership in a tequila company.
The network issued a statement about the firing, saying, “Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately.” The actor starred in the series and will appear in one more episode that had already completed production. The decision comes after the actor was accused of sexual assault by several women including one in Los Angeles, and one in New York.
Chris Noth Loses Massive $12 Million Tequila Deal
The firing comes just 24 hours after it was announced the actor’s tequila company lost an opportunity to sell their company for $12 million. According to reports, Noth’s Ambhar tequila brand was in negotiations to sell the copay to Entertainment Arts Research, Inc. (EARI) a beverage company. Apparently, the companies have been “in discussions for months” but have made the “decision to terminate all further discussions regarding the acquisition.”
In a press release, the company was clear that the deal was off due to allegations against the actor.
“While Ambhar Tequila was an attractive acquisition target for us, at this point in time it doesn’t make sense for us to move forward with this deal in light of the claims, which must be taken with the utmost seriousness,” We continue to be on the lookout for spirit brands that fit EARIs ethos of social responsibility,” the CEO said.
‘Sex And The City’ Star Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Three Women
At this point, three women have accused the 67-year-old actor of sexual misconduct — including a woman who worked at a NY restaurant claiming the actor
after a performance inside the establishment. As we reported, Noth has denied the allegations, saying, “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.”
Unfortunately, the women claimed to see him in promotions for the new ‘Sex And The City’ sequel, and subsequent Peloton commercials triggered emotions around the alleged assaults. Noth reprised his role in ‘SATC’ as Mr. Big, and played William Bishop a former CIA handler on ‘The Equalizer.’
Interestingly, fellow co-star Bridget Moynahan weighed in on the allegation saying she had no idea about allegations against the actor. “I don’t know anything about it…it would be inappropriate for me to comment on things I don’t have any knowledge of.” But, actress Zoe-Lister Jones — who starred alongside Noth on ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ — accused him of being “sexually inappropriate” and called him a “predator.” The actress says she was “relieved” that Mr. Big was killed off of ‘SATC’ in the reboot.
So far, no official criminal investigation into the incidents has been launched.