Chris Noth has been erased from The Equalizer.
For two seasons, the actor has played the friend and formr CIA handler to leading lady Queen Latifah’s Robyn on the CBS procedural reboot, but he has been removed from the cast after three women came forward with allegations of sexual assault against the Sex and the City star.
“Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately,” Universal Television and CBS said in a joint statement Monday. The two studios had no further comment.
Noth will be seen in one upcoming episode of the series that has already been filmed, as well as future repeats of episodes that have already aired.
When THR first broke news of the allegations last week, Noth categorically denied the claims, saying: “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.”
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