PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Chris Noth’s ‘very upset’ wife Tara Wilson is seen for the first time since the Sex and the City was accused of raping two women during their relationship
- Wilson, 42, was seen climbing into an SUV outside their gated home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday
- Last week, a report detailed allegations from two women who say that Noth, 67, raped them, with each sharing similar details of their assaults
- Noth met Wilson when she was a bartender at a bar he owns in 2001 and they married in 2012; they share two children, Orion, 13, and Keats, 18 months
- Noth has denied the allegations but said he had ‘consensual encounters’ with the women
- A source said Wilson was ‘not doing well,’ while Noth has since been fired from one TV gig and lost a $12 million deal to sell his tequila brand
- Another woman has since come forward to claim Noth assaulted her, while actress Zoe Lister-Jones called him a ‘sexual predator’
Chris Noth’s wife of nine years Tara Wilson was pictured for the first time yesterday after her husband was accused by rape in an explosive report that has already led to financial consequences for the star.
Last week, Noth, 67, was accused of rape by two women, who both shared details of their alleged assaults with The Hollywood Reporter — with one of the women saying she was just 22 when Noth, then 49, attacked her and left her needing stitches.
The report led another woman to come forward and accuse Noth of groping her, while actress Zoe Lister-Jones recalled behavior that made her describe him as a ‘predator’ — and he has since lost a planned $12 million deal to sell his tequila brand and was fired from the series The Equalizer.
His wife, 42, is reportedly ‘very upset’ and ‘not doing well,’ and was seen climbing into an SUV outside their gated home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday.
Chris Noth’s wife of nine years Tara Wilson was pictured for the first time yesterday after her husband was accused by rape in an explosive report
Wilson was pictured in blue leggings, a green puffer coat, and Ugg boots outside the home she shares with Noth
Wilson (pictured with Noth earlier this month) was seen climbing into an SUV outside their gated home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday
Wilson was pictured in blue leggings, a green puffer coat, and Ugg boots outside the home she shares with Noth.
Apparently unaware of the camera, she looked tired as she held her phone in her hand and climbed into the car.
Wilson and Noth share two children: Orion, 13, and Keats, 18 months.
This is the first time that Wilson has been pictured since last Thursday, when The Hollywood Reporter published its report on the allegations.
Noth has vehemently denied that he assaulted the women, but did admit to sexual relations with them, describing the incidents as ‘consensual encounters.’
Whether or not the incidents were rape or consensual, a source told The Sun that Wilson was caught unawares that he was having anything to do with other women.
‘He may be non-monogamous, we have established that his wife didn’t know,’ the source said.
‘If anything, he is guilty of that. She is in LA and is very upset… she’s not doing well. They planned to spend Christmas together but that is now unknown.’
The source, a friend of Noth’s, also insisted that the actor is ‘no Weinstein’ and that ‘all his friends are sticking by him.’
Noth met Vancouver-born Wilson in 2001 when he was in his mid-40s and she was in her early 20s. Wilson was a bartender at the New York jazz club The Cutting Room, which Noth co-owns.
They welcomed their first son in 2008, got engaged in 2009, and married in Hawaii in 2012, with then-four-year-old Orion serving as ring bearer. Their second son arrived in early 2020.
It’s unknown whether Wilson was made aware of the allegations against her husband before they were published. The Hollywood Reporter had reached out to Noth prior to publication, which would have given him at least some time to break the news.
In the report, both of Noth’s accusers — who went by pseudonyms Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31 — claimed that he raped them from behind in front of a mirror. The first attack allegedly took place in 2004, while the second reportedly occurred in 2015, three years after Noth married his wife, Tara Wilson, with whom he has two children.
Both women claimed that the recent publicity surrounding the Sex and the City reboot ‘stirred painful memories’ of their encounters with Noth and ‘triggered’ them to go public with their claims.
Noth met Vancouver-born Wilson in 2001 when he was in his mid-40s and she was in her early 20s. Wilson was a bartender at the New York jazz club The Cutting Room, which Noth co-owns
The couple welcomed their first son in 2008, got engaged in 2009, and married in Hawaii in 2012. Their second son arrived in early 2020 (pictured in 2002)
It’s unknown whether Wilson was made aware of the allegations against her husband before they were published
The first, Zoe, said she met Noth while working ‘in an entry-level position at a high-profile firm where Noth and other celebrities regularly had business’ in 2004. She claimed that the actor — who was then at the height of his Sex and the City fame and, according to Zoe’s then-boss was seen as a ‘god’ by her and colleagues — began flirting with her in the office.
At the time, Noth had been dating Wilson for three years. However, according to Zoe, Noth began leaving ‘flirty’ messages on her voicemail — which she was alerted to by her boss.
Zoe claimed that she was raped by Noth in his West Hollywood apartment when she returned a book he had lent her.
She said he ‘kissed her’ as soon as she walked through the door, then moved her to his bed and removed her shorts and bikini bottoms before raping her ‘from behind’ while they were ‘facing a mirror.’
She also claimed that the actor did not use protection, that he ‘laughed at her’ when she asked him to get a condom — and that she was left bleeding after the assault, and had to go to the hospital to get stitches.
‘It was very painful and I yelled out, “Stop!”‘ she told THR. ‘And he didn’t. I said, “Can you at least get a condom?” and he laughed at me.’
Last Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter published explosive allegations against Noth, with two women claiming that he raped them
One woman claimed that the alleged attack took place in Noth’s Greenwich Village apartment ( pictured) and that he raped her from behind, in front of a mirror
‘I had stitches. Two police officers came. I wouldn’t say who it was,’ she says, claiming that she feared she would ‘not be believed’ and could ‘be fired’ if she publicly accused Noth of rape.
Noth’s second accuser, Lily, who is now working as a journalist, told a similar story to THR, alleging that the actor raped her in his home in Greenwich Village after they struck up a flirty relationship while she was working as a server at former New York nightclub No.8 in 2015, when she was 25.
Lily said she was ‘truly star-struck’ when he began ‘hitting on her’ and ended up going with him to a restaurant.
Afterward, Noth invited her back to his home to ‘sample his collection of whiskeys’ — and says he began trying to ‘make out with her’ when they got there.
‘I should have said no more firmly and left,’ she said, claiming that ‘the next thing she knew’ he had pulled down her pants and ‘was standing in front of her’ before ‘thrusting his penis into her mouth.’
She said that she mentioned the fact that he had a wife and child, only for the actor to tell her that ‘marriage is a sham’ and ‘monogamy is not real.’ Lily claimed Noth then raped her from behind in a chair in front of a mirror.
After the report was published, Zoe Lister-Jones described Noth was a ‘sexual predator’
In her Instagram story on Thursday, Lister-Jones said she was ‘relieved’ by Big’s death because she remembers him being ‘consistently sexually inappropriate’ with a female promoter
‘He was having sex with me from the back in a chair. We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened,’ she said.
After the alleged assault took place, Lily said she went to the bathroom and put on her skirt, claiming that she ‘felt awful’ and ‘totally violated.’
‘All of my dreams with this star I loved for years were gone,’ she added.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Noth admitted that he had ‘consensual encounters’ with the two women, but he strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.
‘The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,’ the statement reads.
‘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.’
Though Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD initially told Deadline on Thursday that ‘there is no investigation at this point’ into the claims against Noth, an LAPD spokesperson later told People that they are ‘looking into the nature of the report’ and trying to figure out ‘when, where or even if a report was filed.’
She also recalled him sniffing her hair when she guest starred on Law and Order: Criminal Intent
She concluded her statement by cursing out Noth’s character on Sex and the City, claiming that he capitalized on the role to seduce women
However, Officer Madison added: ‘At this time, there’s no record of a report being filed. Without a report, there is no investigation.’
Late on Thursday, actress Zoe Lister-Jones also detailed her encounters with the embattled actor, claiming that he was ‘sexually inappropriate’ to women who worked at a New York City club he owned, and sniffed her neck while drunk on set of the detective show.
‘Last week, my friend asked me how I felt about Mr. Big’s death on And Just Like That, and I said honestly, I felt relieved,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘He asked why, and I told him it was because I couldn’t separate the actor from the man, and the man is a sexual predator,’ she went on, before detailing some of her experiences.
Then a third woman accused Chris Noth of sexual assault for allegedly groping her at a Manhattan restaurant in 2010 when she was 18.
The unnamed 30-year-old Canadian tech executive claimed Noth, then 55, groped her while she was working as a hostess at the Da Marino restaurant in Midtown, the Daily Beast first reported.
Noth came in intoxicated, allegedly telling her, ‘I love Canadian women’ as he pressed her against ‘his erection.’
‘I remember how electrifying his hand, the hand I watched hold Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, felt grabbing me,’ Ava said.
She claimed Noth then followed her into the back office and began kissing her and pressing her against a desk.
She alleged that that he pulled down her tights and touched and clung onto her so strongly that after she managed to push and kick him away, her ‘limbs hurt in the morning.’
‘It felt as though I was the only person in the universe who could hear me saying no,’ she told the outlet.
She said the actor also felt her tampon and asked if she was at the end of her period before continuing to grope her.
Despite Ava’s protests, Noth allegedly carried on until she told him ‘not here,’ convincing him that they could carry on somewhere else.
‘I haven’t been able to shake the memory of how the kitchen staff looked at me as I emerged from the office with Chris Noth,’ she said.
Noth’s publicist told the Daily Beast that the actor ‘denies this as ever happening and has no idea who this woman is.’
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