Shortly after actor Chris Noth’s character, Mr. Big, was killed off the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, Noth was accused by two women of sexual assault allegations and was later removed from final episodes filmed of the hit HBO Max series.
In a new interview with AJLT star and executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress opened up for the first time about where she stands with her longtime costar.
When asked during her conversation with The Hollywood Reporter how her reaction was as a producer when the news of the allegations broke, Parker replied, “I don’t even know if I’m ready to talk about it, but I don’t think … I wasn’t reacting as a producer. I should have worked on this because I’m just … it’s just …”
She was then asked if she’s spoken to Noth since and replied, “No.”
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report of the allegations back in December. Following the news, a third woman came forward in an article by the Daily Beast, where she accused Noth of sexually assaulting her at a New York City restaurant in 2010.
Noth was fired from his role on The Equalizer, dropped from his talent agency and his Peloton ad pegged to his scene in AJLT was pulled by the cycling company.
At the time, he denied the allegations. “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,” he said in a statement. “I don’t know for certain why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women.”
When the allegations against Noth first came out, AJLTt‘s Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Davis expressed their support for the women who came forward.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the allegations against Chris Noth. We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences. We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it,” each statement read on the actress’ social media accounts.
And Just Like That aired its season finale in February. A month later, HBO Max confirmed that the hit show’s reboot has been renewed for a second season.