Chris Noth’s time on The Equalizer is over.
For two seasons, the actor has performed William Bishop on the CBS procedural, reverse Queen Latifah’s Robyn McCall.
“Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately,” CBS and Universal Television, which produces the sequence, mentioned in an announcement Monday.
Noth will seem in another episode that’s set to air in early 2022, nevertheless it’s unclear how the present will proceed with out him.
It’s doable the function will probably be recast, nevertheless it’s additionally doable the scripts will probably be rewritten to write down the character out.
News of Noth’s exit comes lower than every week after sexual assault allegations had been leveled towards the actor in a chunk by The Hollywood Reporter.
“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” the Mr. Big actor mentioned in an announcement.
“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,” the assertion concludes.
Two girls claimed by way of THR that Noth raped them a number of years in the past.
On Friday, a 3rd unnamed girl claimed to the Daily Beast that Noth sexually assaulted her whereas she labored at a New York City restaurant in 2010.
The outlet acknowledged that the girl, who used the pseudonym Ava, was 18 years previous on the time of the alleged crime.
Ava mentioned that the actor adopted her when she went to the workplace to gather her paycheck, and tried to have intercourse together with her.
“He wasn’t hearing ‘no,'” she mentioned.
“But he heard me when I said ‘not here’ and convinced him that I would meet him somewhere else.”
Ava alleged that Noth stopped and texted her for her tackle, however she by no means responded.
“The story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction,” Noth’s rep mentioned in an announcement to NBC News of the newest allegations.
“Chris has no knowledge of who this individual is and, as stated yesterday, has and would never cross that line.”
Noth reprised his Mr. Big function on Sex and the City this month, however his character was killed on the premiere.
Noth was additionally dropped as a consumer of A3 Artists Agency over the weekend.
Peloton eliminated the advert after the preliminary sexual assault allegations got here to mild.
Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.