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(*2*) by two girls. The Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That…, has triggered the alleged victims, they just lately instructed The Hollywood Reporter beneath the pseudonyms, Lily and Zoe. Lily, a 31-year-old journalist, reached out to the outlet in August to share her story, and Zoe, a 40-year-old working within the leisure business, reached out to THR in October. “Seeing that he was reprising his position in Sex and the City set off one thing in me,” Zoe instructed the outlet. “For so a few years, I buried it.” Now, Zoe has determined “to attempt to go public with who he’s.”
Zoe recalled assembly Chris in 2004 whereas she was working at a agency in Los Angeles that celebrities carried out enterprise with. She was 22 and he was 49 on the time. “This was peak Sex and the City,” she instructed THR. “He was like a god to us.” The now-40-year-old alleged that Chris started calling her work quantity and leaving “type of flirty” voicemails. Her former boss backed up the declare whereas talking to the outlet. Things then escalated when he reportedly invited her over to the pool at his condominium constructing the place her buddy additionally lived. While within the Jacuzzi, Chris allegedly left a ebook for her to learn and requested her to return it to his condominium when she had an opportunity to look by way of it. At his condominium, Zoe alleged that he raped her.
Meanwhile, Lily instructed THR that she met Chris whereas working as a VIP part server in a New York City nightclub when she was 25 and he was 60. He was married with kids on the time. The 31-year-old journalist mentioned she was “really star-struck” on the time and was thrilled when he requested her out to dinner. The two reportedly had drinks after which went to his condominium, the place she was allegedly raped by Chris. “I used to be feeling terrible. Totally violated. All of my goals with this star I cherished for years have been gone,” she instructed THR.
In an announcement to THR, Chris responded to the sexual assault allegations, calling them “categorically false.” “These tales might’ve been from 30 years in the past or 30 days in the past — no all the time means no — that may be a line I didn’t cross. The encounters have been consensual. It’s troublesome to not query the timing of these tales popping out. I do not know for sure why they’re surfacing now, however I do know this: I didn’t assault these girls,” he mentioned in his assertion.
If you or somebody you already know wish to converse with somebody who’s educated to help sexual assault survivors, please name the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.