Chris Noth made his final appearance in The Equalizer earlier this year (Picture: CBS)
Noth’s final outing as William Bishop came after two separate allegations of sexual assault in 2004 and 2015 against the 67-year-old actor, came to light in December 2021.
One of the earlier episodes of the spy thriller showed Bishop having a tender moment with his old friend Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) before a song closed out the episode.
But in the latest instalment, it was revealed that Bishop was MIA due to a top-secret investigation.
And then it was later addressed that the ex-CIA director died in a plane crash that was orchestrated by Robyn’s nemesis Mason Quinn (Chris Vance).
The crime-fiction series, which is produced by Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios, wrote a short statement which said: ‘Chris Noth will no longer film additional episodes of The Equalizer, effective immediately.’
Chris Noth starred alongside Queen Latifah in the spy thriller (Picture: CBS)
Noth’s final scenes as Mr Big was removed in the And Just Like That finale (Picture: HBO Max)
Noth – who played Carrie Bradshaw’s husband Mr Big in Sex and The City – has vehemently denied accusations of sexual assault and insisted in a statement his ‘encounters were consensual’.
Law and Order actress Zoe Lister-Jones accused Noth of being ‘sexually inappropriate’ in her place of work, which was a bar he owned, and on the set of the legal drama in which he starred from 1990 to 1995.
Following the claims, however, Noth was subsequently dropped by his talent agency, and his scenes in the finale of And Just Like That were removed after his character, Big, died in the final moments of episode one.
Co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, who played Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte in the hit US show said they were ‘deeply saddened’ by the allegations made but ‘support the women’ who shared their experiences.
A source told Us Weekly at the time that Parker was ‘blindsided’ by the accusations and is still ‘processing’ them.
The Equalizer airs on CBS in the US.