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

无, 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.

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

克里斯诺斯从“均衡器”中掉下来’ 在性侵犯指控中

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,” 她解释.

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,” 她说.

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, 你懂?”

Shortly after the allegations against the “就这样……” actor mounted, CBS announced that it was parting ways with the star.

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Chris Noth was accused of sexual assault by two women.

Chris Noth was accused of sexual assault by two women. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

“克里斯·诺斯将不再拍摄“均衡器”的额外剧集,' 立即生效,” CBS and producers Universal Television said in a statement.

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

好莱坞记者 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 当她是 22 and needed stitches after the ordeal. A second woman claimed Noth assaulted her in New York in 2015 当她是 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. (迪米特里奥斯·坎布里斯)

“多年认识的人对我的指责, 甚至几十年, 以前是绝对错误的,” 诺斯的代表之前向福克斯新闻数字提供的一份声明阅读了. “这些故事可能来自 30 几年前或 30 几天前——不总是意味着不——那是我没有越过的线. 相遇是双方同意的。”

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他加了: “很难不质疑这些故事出现的时间. 我不确定为什么他们现在浮出水面, 但我知道这一点: 我没有攻击这些女人。”

仍然, amid the fallout, Noth lost his job on “均衡器” 并且是 dropped by his talent agency as more women came forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior.

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