For the First Time Since Chris Noth Was Fired, Queen Latifah Is Back On Set Of ‘The Equalizer.’
Queen Latifah shot sequences for ‘The Equalizer’ in New York City without her co-star Chris Noth, who was removed from the CBS show following sexual assault claims.
After co-star Chris Noth was fired for sexual assault claims, Queen Latifah returned to work on the set of her CBS drama series The Equalizer.
On Monday (Jan. 10) in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighbourhood, the actress, 51, was caught filming scenes. As her character Robyn McCall, a divorced single mother who battles for justice as a street vigilante in NYC, Queen was clad in a hefty all-black ensemble and wielded a gun. The show is a revival of the 1980s show starring Edward Woodward, which is presently in its second season.
Chris, 67, played William Bishop, a liaison between Robyn and the CIA, in the Equalizer revival. However, Universal Television and CBS confirmed to HollywoodLife via a statement on Dec. 21 that Chris had been dismissed from the program after many women accused him of sexual assault, which he has denied. In the eighth episode of season 2, «Separated,» Chris made his final appearance as William. On January 2nd, it was broadcast.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to reveal the charges against Chris on December 16. Zoe, now 40, and Lily, now 31, alleged that Chris had non-consensual intercourse with them in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015, respectively, using pseudonyms to protect their anonymity. Chris issued a statement denying the allegations.
«The allegations levelled against me by people I met years, if not decades, ago are totally false. These stories may have been written 30 years ago or just a few days ago — no means no — that is a line I did not cross. The encounters were mutually beneficial. It’s tough not to be suspicious of the timing of these reports. I’m not sure why they’re appearing now, but one thing is certain: I did not abuse these women.» Following the publication of The Hollywood Reporter’s report, a third woman accused Chris of sexual assault.
The uproar from the sexual assault claims impacted HBO Max’s And Just Like That as well. Chris had taped a fantasy sequence in Paris between his character Big, who died of a heart attack in the pilot, and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw for the Sex and the City revival series’ impending finale. According to TVLine, the tape has subsequently been removed, and Chris will no longer appear on the show.