Helen Hunt escapes rain in bright yellow coat after lunch in Bel-Air
Helen Hunt escaped the rain in a bright yellow coat after having lunch with a friend in Bel-Air.
The What Women Want actress, 58, was spotted rushing into her car, bundled up in camouflage-print pants and rain gear, after meeting a friend on Wednesday.
Once inside, Helen removed her hoodie and black mask as she got behind the wheel of her car.
It’s raining cats and dogs! Helen Hunt escaped the rain in a bright yellow coat after having lunch with a friend in Bel-Air on Wednesday
The outing comes days after Helen showed her support for actress Zoe Lister-Jones, who called Chris Noth a “sexual predator” after the actor was accused of rape by two women in an explosive report from the Hollywood Reporter. Noth admitted to having “consensual encounters” with the two women, but strongly denied any accusations that he assaulted them.
Helen, who played Noth’s wife in the 2000 movie Cast Away, commented on Zoe’s statement with a heart emoji.
Zoe, who is known for her work on Life in Pieces, began her statement: âLast week my friend asked me how I felt about Mr. Big’s death on And Just Like That, and j I honestly said, I felt relieved, âshe wrote, referring to Noth’s role in Sex and the City and its spinoff.
âHe asked why, and I told him it was because I couldn’t separate the actor from the man, and the man is a sexual predator.
Safe and healthy: Once inside, Helen removed her hoodie and black face mask as she got behind the wheel of her car
Making her exit: Hunt walked through the drizzle in camouflage-print pants
âMy friend was alarmed at my word choice. And to be honest, me too.
“I hadn’t thought of this man for so many years, and yet there was a virility in my language that came from a deep, buried place.”
Lister-Jones then explained, “In my twenties I worked at a club in New York that Chris Noth owned and on a few occasions he would show up, he was still sexually inappropriate with another promoter.”
âThat same year, I was a guest star on Law and Order, and it was his first episode back as a detective after ‘SATC’,â
Speaking out: The outing comes days after Helen showed her support for actress Zoe Lister-Jones, who called Chris Noth a “sexual predator” after the actor was accused of rape by two women in explosive report in The Hollywood Reporter
âHe was drunk on set,â she said in her statement, noting, âDuring my interrogation scene, he had a 22-ounce beer under the table that he drank between takes.
“In one take, he walked over to me, sniffed my neck and whispered, ‘You smell good. “
‘I said nothing. My friend at the club never said anything. It’s so rare that we do.
âPart of being a woman in this world is being proud of knowing how to handle yourself in these situations,â she continued.
âBy denying their impact as a means of survival. And we just have to expect to bury the feelings that come with the transgressions we have been taught.
âMy experiences are small compared to the accounts of assault that have been so courageously shared today.
âNavigating against predation at all levels is a burden that all women must carry. And for the most part, there is no liability and no consequences.
“Chris Noth capitalized on the fantasy that women think Mr. Big represented,” she said, concluding, “F *** Mr. Big.”
Show support: Helen, who played Noth’s wife in the 2000 movie Castaway, commented on Zoe’s statement with a heart emoji
Lister-Jones’ guest starred in Law and Order: Criminal Intent in 2005, the first year Noth returned to the show after the original Sex and the City series, in an episode titled Diamond Dogs.
It was unclear which club she claimed Noth was “sexually inappropriate” at. According to Page Six, Noth is a co-owner of The Cutting Room in Manhattan and was an investor in The Plumm, which closed in 2009.
A third woman has since come forward and accused Noth of allegedly groping her at a Manhattan restaurant in 2010 when she was 18. The anonymous 30-year-old Canadian tech executive detailed her allegations to the Daily Beast.
Noth’s publicist told the outlet that the actor “denies this is happening and has no idea who this woman is.”
On Thursday, a fourth woman accused Noth of sexual abuse and claimed he forced himself on her.
Lisa Gentile, 54, alleges she was “sexually abused” by the actor in 2002 when she frequented Da Marino restaurant in Manhattan, where she met Noth, and the two became acquaintances.
One night, she said in a statement, Noth came up to her house because he said he wanted to see where she lived, but once upstairs, she said, he said. started kissing her and forcibly pulled her against him.
He then squeezed her breasts, she said, before slipping his hands under her shirt.
âI kept pushing his hands down, as he pushed mine upâ¦ I was trying to get him to stop,â she said in a statement Thursday, claiming he then had pulled his hand towards his penis.
She said she was finally able to push him away, after which Gentile claims that Noth got angry and started calling it a “tease” and a “b ****”.
The next day, she said, Noth called her friend’s phone and warned her that if she told another person what had happened, she would be blacklisted from the industry.
Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, says the experience was “traumatic” for Gentile, noting: “It had a very serious emotional impact on her.”
On Monday it emerged that Noth had been fired from the CBS drama series The Equalizer and last week he was dropped by his agency, A3 Artists Agency.
On the big screen: Chris Noth played Helen’s husband in the 2001 movie Cast Away