Queen Latifah breaks silence on Chris Noth's firing from 'Equalizer' amid sexual assault allegations

Noth, 67, previously starred alongside the 51-year-old actress in the CBS series about a woman with a unique set of skills who acts as a sort-of anonymous guardian angel to those in her city who find themselves with nowhere else to turn for justice.

In a previous statement provided to Fox News Digital, the network announced that Noth would no longer be filming new episodes of the show after multiple women came forward alleging that he had sexually assaulted them.

と話す , Queen Latifah explained how difficult it has been to navigate the situation as both a woman and an ambassador for her show.

クリス・ノースは「イコライザー」から削除されました’ AMID性的暴行の申し立て

Queen Latifah spoke out about the firing of Chris Noth from their show "The Equalizer."

Queen Latifah spoke out about the firing of Chris Noth from their showThe Equalizer.(Barbara Nitke/CBS via Getty Images)

It’s still surreal. It is such a dicey, delicate situation that requires a great deal of respect,” 彼女は説明した.

As far as the allegations are concerned, the actress said the situation wasa personal thingthat Noth will now have to find a way todeal with.As for his character on the show, she explained that he is currently being written out, but that conversations are happening about what that will look like forThe Equalizer going forward.

We are figuring out what we want to do creatively on the show and how we’re going to deal with that character,” 彼女は言いました.

Chris’s character’s obviously a big part of the show and it was amazing chemistry, amazing chemistry,” Latifah continued. “And my feeling is justice has to prevail regardless. I just want the right things to be done, ええと?”

Shortly after the allegations against the “そしてそのように…” actor mounted, CBS announced that it was parting ways with the star.

'セックス・アンド・ザ・シティ’ 2人の女性による性的暴行で非難されたスタークリス

Chris Noth was accused of sexual assault by two women.

Chris Noth was accused of sexual assault by two women. (ゴッサム/ GCイメージによる写真)

“クリス・ノースは、「イコライザー」の追加エピソードを撮影しなくなります,' すぐに効果的,” CBS and producers Universal Television said in a statement.

A source told Fox News Digital at the time that only one additional episode of “イコライザー” will feature. He will also be seen in any repeats of previous episodes featuring his character, ex-CIA director William Bishop.

ハリウッドレポーター previously told the stories of two women who accused Noth of sexually assaulting them. One woman alleged that she was assaulted by the star in California in 2004 彼女がいたとき 22 and needed stitches after the ordeal. A second woman claimed Noth assaulted her in New York in 2015 彼女がいたとき 25.

Noth has since denied both allegations.

Chris Noth has denied the allegations of sexual assault against him.

Chris Noth has denied the allegations of sexual assault against him. (Dimitrios Kambouris)

The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false,” a statement from Noth previously provided to Fox News Digital by his reps read. “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.

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彼が追加した: “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.

それでも, amid the fallout, Noth lost his job on “イコライザー” そしてだった dropped by his talent agency as more women came forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior.

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