Chris Noth’s friends think that his ‘drinking has played a big role in his problems’

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Trust that certain outlets, like TMZ and Page Six, will always find a way to be sympathetic to men, even if those men have been credibly accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse. In December, women began to come out to tell their stories about Chris Noth and what he did to them. Their stories were heart-wrenching and infuriating. The women were believed, and very quickly, Noth was fired from all of his jobs. Peloton pulled their ad campaign with Noth, he was fired from The Equalizer, and HBO edited Noth out of future episodes of And Just Like That. Apparently, the credibly accused serial rapist and serial sexual abuser is drinking heavily and he feels like his life is over.

Friends of Chris Noth are concerned about him — and his drinking — amid his sexual assault scandal. Just days before Christmas, the actor was accused by two women of sexual assault. There are now reports of abuse from five women whose accounts span multiple decades.

Now insiders say they’re worried about how Noth is reacting. One source who knows him said: “Chris honestly feels like his life is over. I think that drinking has played a big role in his problems. Everything is taking a toll. His friends would like him to get some help.”

However, sources strenuously deny that he has ever been drunk on sets, or has an alcohol problem. Actress Zoe Lister Jones — who once worked as a bartender at Noth’s New York City club The Cutting Room, where she claimed he was “consistently sexually inappropriate with a fellow female promoter” — accused him of drinking on set while they filmed NBC’s “Law & Order.”

Multiple sources said that Noth faces no option now but to step away from the public eye.

Noth, who has denied the sexual assault allegations against him, is believed to have talked to actor friends who want to come forward to stand up for him — but one industry source said, “It’s hard, because they don’t want to get embroiled in this.”

As Page Six previously revealed, Noth’s marriage to Tara Wilson, the mother of his two young sons, has been hanging by a thread since the allegations were first made public last month. However, she is said to still be standing by him, although the couple did not spend Christmas together and Wilson remains at their Los Angeles home. One source who knows the two said: “The problem is that even if Chris did not do what these woman said he did, he still had some kind of sexual encounter with them and he cheated on Tara. That is hard to come to terms with. At the moment, they’re still together. They’re trying to work things out.”

[From Page Six]

The stuff with his marriage, just flip a coin: heads he’s a serial rapist, tails he’s a serial philanderer. Just leave him and take as much money as you can get, Tara. As for the “maybe alcoholism is why he is this way” – I have no doubt that Noth has a drinking problem and I have no doubt that it’s been a huge issue throughout his career and his personal life, especially in recent years. That being said, the bigger issue is that he’s a rapist. He’s not a rapist “because” he drinks. He’s a rapist with a drinking problem.

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  1. Ariel says:

    Can’t you see a PR professional somewhere, planning a lengthy rehab stay, an essay apology and a comeback daytime tv tour?
    Being a white man means never running out of chances.

    • cassandra says:

      I feel like if he was willing to go to rehab he would have done it by now. It really seems like he’s digging his heels in despite the consequences.

      Although this story could definitely be them putting out feelers to see if that play would work.

    • North of Boston says:

      I’m trying to wrap my head around alcohol being an “excuse” for a white man assaulting or raping women.

      How many times in the past has a woman who was raped or assaulted after even being in the vicinity of a place where alcohol is served been told loudly and publicly she was asking for it and it was all her fault, like what did you expect would happen… “you were someplace with men and you drank half a beer! Obviously you wanted it you hussy! A nice girl would never have put herself in that situation”.

      So yeah, sure /s it’s an excuse for men to commit crimes but a scarlet letter for women who are victims of crimes. In what sane society (or mind) does THAT make any sense?

      It’s just another slimy example of the “heads I win, tails you lose” outlook of misogynists refusing to hold violent men accountable for their actions at the expense of women.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ North of Boston, thank you!!! It’s always the fault of the WOMEN in the actions regarding men, isn’t it! It’s time for society to STOP allowing MEN the excuses of the reasons for the actions of RAPE and hold men accountable!!!

        Chris Noth is a rapist!!! It has nothing to do with his drinking, his bars or his outings as a male. When MEN force themselves on women and they refuse to listen to women when they say NO, it’s rape. It’s not an excuse that, “well she didn’t fight me off or she said no but she didn’t really mean it….” BS!! When a WOMAN says NO, it means No!!! Not later, maybe later, it means NO.

        Rape IS a violent crime.

        Yes, I am a victim of sexual assault from a coworker. I said no over and over. I weighed 90lbs, he was 6’ 3” and at least 200#. I kept saying no, but he overpowered me. I still hate him.

      • bisynaptic says:

        also THIS.

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  2. lucy2 says:

    Your last few lines sum it up perfectly, Kaiser.
    I hope his wife has support and is able to leave him. She was very young (and his employee) when they got together, has 2 young kids, and who knows what she has been subjected to over the years.

  3. detritus says:

    So he’s in treatment, the best his money can buy? And these friends supported his sobriety and necessary therapy? They reported his criminal actions when they heard about them and pushed him to face consequences and responsibility?

    Oh, wait no, he’s not in treatment, never has been and these are just his enablers, say it ain’t so.

    I hope no one actually paid these worms to say this bs

  4. Laalaa says:

    I remember one interview for the 2nd movie where fans asked questions, and SJP and him asked each other some of them. The fan question SJP got to ask Noth was something along the line “If you were taking me (the fan) out on a date, where would we go?” and SJP jokingly but meaningfully said to Noth who already started to answer – well, you can’t answer that because you are married, Chris! Remember?

  5. Lena says:

    He’s not a rapist “because” he drinks. He’s a serial rapist with a drinking problem. -exactly this.

  6. jferber says:

    Cavanagh sexually assaulted women when he was drunk off his ass at parties. Other sexual assaults of many other women were suppressed. And that’s our Supreme Court Justice. So yeah, Noth was drinking when he raped women and that’s a solid excuse. Carry on, bro.

    • Sue Denim says:

      And the FBI “ignored” something like 4,000 tips supporting the allegations against Kavanaugh. Now even “Big” the guy we were all supposed to want (tho I never did) turns out to be awful. And Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson on and on so many of the “dream guys.” It’s so disheartening, what is wrong w men?

  7. tealily says:

    Yup. Sympathies on the alcoholism thing, that’s terrible. He should address that, but more importantly he should address being a rapist.

  8. Haylie says:

    So the drinking is the problem, not the raping? K.

  9. Ainsley7 says:

    He didn’t arrange for that girl to be waiting in her bosses’ office for him because he was drunk.

  10. SnarcasmQueen says:

    Absolutely nothing about alcoholism makes you a racist. It might make you a less cautious rapist but you still have to be a rapist first.

  11. Lexistential says:

    Rampant philandering rapist turns alcoholic. Sober him up, he’s still prone to rampant philandering rape behavior because he hasn’t acknowledged THAT is the problem. He has been far too privileged and able to get away with it for so long. I don’t think he’s capable of learning to change those ugly behaviors until he believes they are, and I also don’t that he is strong enough to take that to heart so he can start changing.

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Take him for everything. Shove him to the streets. Naked and alone. Penniless. Let him figure out what real needy truly means. When the only job he can get is minimum wage, when he’s trying to save enough for a down payment, when he can barely afford ramen and can’t locate anything business casual for interviews, he can realize that ‘life is over’ can get unimaginable.

  13. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Drunk man rapes a woman – forgive and forget as he’s “troubled”.
    Drunk woman is raped – what was she wearing, eating, drinking, saying, doing, breathing, existing.

    Have I got that right? When is the next shuttle leaving this planet, I want off.

  14. Vera says:

    This x 💯 should be the prosecution’s closing argument in rape trials, paltry in number as they may be…
    “He’s not a rapist “because” he drinks. He’s a rapist with a drinking problem.”

  15. Mrs. Smith says:

    IIRC, last week or so, Noth smugly replied to a reporter “let the chips fall where they may.” And here we are!

  16. Sass says:

    Frustrating that a man can use the excuse that he was drunk to get away with rape but women being drunk get punished by society when raped.

  17. Shirurusu says:

    This is not an excuse for Chris Noths behaviour in any way (he’s vile) but when I quit drinking alcohol for a long time and read more about it I realised the staggering amount of rapes and sexual assaults came from drunk offenders. Alcohol makes men overestimate how in to them women are and makes boundaries blurry (in their heads). So much shit could be avoided if men drank less/ didn’t drink at all, about 90 % of SA. It really does impede judgement, although of course that’s not an excuse. It’s a reason to be more careful with alcohol especially for men with anger issues/ issues

    • Sue Denim says:

      It’s really interesting you say this because a lot of the temperance movement apparently was led by women to protect women and children from drunk men. I’d always thought it was more of a religious thing, but it was actually rooted in feminism.

  18. LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

    “He’s a rapist with a drinking problem” thats all I need to hear.