Photo Credit: Chris Noth/Instagram

Sex and the City came back in its new form, ‘And Just Like That‘ almost 25 years since the show first aired and what was supposed to be a joyous occassion for fans is being upstaged by the man that portray’s Mr. Big, Chris Noth. To start, he was killed in the first episode but it isn’t that that’s so shocking. A number of women have come out making sexual assault accusations against him. Universal Television and CBS both released a statement today saying “Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately.”

Noth maintains that things “were consensual” but as it stands, he’s only going to appear in the couple episodes he’s filmed so far. “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” he said in a statement. “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. 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 Equalizer would have shown Noth starring alongside Queen Latifah based on the 80s series of the same name as she uses her CIA background to help those who can’t help themselves.

His removal from the show came after news of a third accuser came out last Friday anonymously in TheDailyBeast saying he sexually assaulted her in 2010 while she worked in a New York restaurant. He denied the claims saying in a statement, “The story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction,” a rep for Noth said. “As Chris stated yesterday, he has and would never cross that line.”

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