Chris Noth is famous for his sexual assault accusation. He is again in the news for sexually assaulting a singer and songwriter who said the actor “sexually victimized” her in 2002 by forcibly pulling and kissing her and touching her breasts.
In a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, Lisa Gentile said, “I was trying to get him to stop.”
According to Variety, Gentile also accused Noth of threatening to ruin her show business career if she “ever told a soul about what happened.”
She is the fourth woman to accuse the actor, and it all started when Noth offered to give her a ride home from the restaurant in early 2002.
Gentile first met Noth in an Italian restaurant in 1998 in New York City. They became acquaintances, discussing music, business show, and their neighborhood from time to time.
She said, “He arrived at my apartment and asked if he could come up. I told him I had nothing to offer him to drink, and he said that was okay. He wanted to see where I lived and came upstairs. He wanted to see the rest of the apartment, but I could not show him as my roommate slept. I found some old, boxed wine and poured him a glass.”
Gentile said Noth started kissing her and then forced her towards his body.
She said, “He was slobbering all over me. I quickly became uncomfortable. He became more aggressive and put both his hands on my breasts and began squeezing them hard over my shirt.”
Gentile reportedly said, “I was trying to stop him, but he forced my hands to pull up his shirt. I finally managed to push him away and get out of his grasp, and yelled.”
She continued, “He became furious and started screaming, calling me a ‘tease’ and a ‘bitch’ before storming out of her apartment.
Gentile could not file a lawsuit against Chris Noth as it was too late. However, she hopes to use her client’s case and the lack of legal options as a barrier to the Adult Survivors Act legislation.
The other three women who had gone public with their accusations told there were assaulted by Noth in separate incidents taking place more than a decade.