Sex and the City star Chris Noth has denied allegations of sexual assault by two women.
"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," Noth's statement reads.
Two women claim that when they were in their 20s, Noth forcibly rape them.
The Hollywood Reporter says it reviewed text exchanges between Noth and Lily in March and April 2015 in which he expressed interest in seeing her again. Lily wrote to him that she felt "slightly used" and canceled a dinner she had scheduled with him. His character has already been killed off the show.