Another woman has come forward with allegations against Chris Noth, becoming the fifth woman this month to accuse the Sex and the City star of sexual assault.

In a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, singer-songwriter Lisa Gentile alleged she was “sexually victimised” and “sexually abused” by Noth in 2002. She claimed that the star forcibly pulled her in, kissed her, and touched her breasts.

“I was trying to get him to stop,” said Gentile.

Gentile claims that the day after the alleged incident Noth called her and told her that if she “ever told a soul about what happened the night before, that he would ruin my career, I would never sing again and he would blacklist me in the business.”

There has been no comment from Noth’s representatives at this time, but the actor’s rep has said of past accusations: “the story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction.”

Gentile says she first met Noth in 1998 at the Da Marino restaurant in the theatre district of NYC. Here, Noth was a regular and Gentile was friends with the owner. Over time, she and Noth became acquaintances and would have conversations about music and showbiz. One night in 2002, Noth offered Gentile a ride home from the restaurant and she accepted, since the two had become friends. She claims that Noth asked if he could come up, claiming he just wanted to see where she lived.

“He started kissing me almost right away. Then he leaned against the kitchen countertop and forcibly pulled me against him; he was slobbering all over me,” Gentile details in the press conference. “I quickly became uncomfortable.”

Gentile then alleges that Chris Noth became increasingly more aggressive and began squeezing her breasts. “I kept pushing his hands down while he was pushing mine up. I was trying to get him to stop. He then forced my hands to pull up his shirt exposing his belly and then even harder pushed my hands down towards his penis. I finally managed to push him away and get out of his grasp and yelled, ‘no, I don’t want this’.

“He became extremely angry and started screaming calling me a ‘tease’ and a ‘bitch’,” Gentile claims, before he left her apartment.

Gentile then claimed that Noth threatened to blacklist her from the entertainment industry if she ever spoke about what he did to anyone.

“I was afraid to come forward because of Mr. Noth’s power and his threats to ruin my career.”

Fellow Sex and the City co-stars Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis have made a statement regarding their co-star’s actions: “We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences.”

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