As the allegations against “Sex and the City” star Chris Noth continue to roll in, the star’s model ex-girlfriend, Beverly Johnson, is being thrust back into the spotlight.
An old article has resurfaced of Johnson detailing physical abuse she says she faced at the hands of the actor.
Johnson dated Noth between 1990 and 1995.
The article headline reads “Top Model ‘Battered’ By ‘Law & Order’ Star,” and even claimed that she was “living in terror that she’ll become the next Nicole Simpson.” The article was published by The National Enquirer.
In the article, Johnson allegedly claimed that Noth had “beaten her, threatened to disfigure her and made death threats to her in up to 25 phone calls a day.”
“I’ve never been so frightened in m life,” Johnson is quoted as saying. “I just can’t believe that someone who had once been so tender and sweet could turn into this raging wild man.”
The article details Noth flying into rages of jealousy if she talked to another man and other sources also appeared to have backed up the model’s claims.
The article could not have resurfaced at the worst time for Noth—but possibly at the right time for his victims. It will now be near impossible for him to benefit from the show’s reprisal.
This week, The Hollywood Reporter published an article detailing allegations of sexual assault two women say they experienced at his hands.
The incidents, shared by *Lily and Zoe, accused Noth of sexual assault in the 2000s and 2010s. Their accounts are separate, and the women do not know each other.
Noth’s reprisal as Mr. Big in HBO’s “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That…” compelled the women to come forward.
His character has already been killed off. Peleton also axed a recent ad narrated by Ryan Reynolds and featuring the embattled actor.
Noth has denied the allegations.
“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” Noth said in a statement to THR per his representative.
“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.”