However, Zoe alleged that the actor invited her to one of his apartments in West Hollywood and met her at the building's pool. She claims that he returned to his apartment without his book, so she went up to return it to him.
According to THR, once she returned to his apartment, Zoe says that Noth pulled her in and kissed her where she “tentatively” kissed back before saying, “Thank you, I’m going back to my friend.”
However, Zoe said Noth moved her to the bed, pulled off her shorts and bikini bottom, and raped her.
“It was very painful and I yelled out, ‘Stop!’” she says. “And he didn’t. I said, ‘Can you at least get a condom?’ and he laughed at me.”
Following the incident, Zoe explained that she went straight to a friend's apartment who lived in the building. That friend, who is now a child psychologist, told THR that Zoe was “strikingly different” after the encounter with Noth.
“She went right into the powder room. When she came out she was very aloof, kind of cool. She’s a very gregarious, sweet, friendly person," the friend recounted to THR. "It was a very weird change. It was not like her. We left. Riding the elevator was awkward. She wouldn’t talk. She wouldn’t make eye contact."
The friend said that they took Zoe to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where Zoe told staff she had been assaulted.
“I had stitches. Two police officers came. I wouldn’t say who it was,” Zoe recalled, adding that she feared she wouldn't be believed—or even might be fired from her job—if she accused Noth publicly. At the hospital, “They gave me a little crisis counselling brochure and some medicine.”
THR contacted the hospital but discovered it did not keep records dating back to 2004. However, the UCLA Rape Crisis Centre, which Zoe said she visited in January 2006 on advice from the hospital, confirmed it had treated her.
With the second account against Noth, the woman—using the pseudonym 'Lily'—allegedly met Noth in 2015 while at a nightclub where she worked as a server.
“He was hitting on me, for sure,” Lily claimed. “I was flattered. I knew he was married, which is shameful of me to admit.” According to Lily, after the pair shared drinks at New York restaurant, Il Cantinori, Noth invited her back to his apartment.
“I thought, ‘We’re going to drink whisky and talk about his acting career,’” Lily said. “It sounds so stupid.”
However, once they returned to the actor's home, Lily alleged that Noth repeatedly attempted to kiss her, then removed his pants and “thrust his penis into her mouth.” She continued, saying: "He said marriage is a sham. Monogamy is not real.”
She told the publication that "he was having sex with me from the back in a chair. We were in front of a mirror. I was kind of crying as it happened".
"I went to the bathroom and put on my skirt. I was feeling awful. Totally violated. All of my dreams with this star I loved for years were gone.”
According to Lily, Noth later mentioned the evening in a series of exchanged text messages to her, that were reviewed by the publication.
According to THR, the actor wrote in a text message, “By the way I have to ask did you enjoy our night last week. I thought it was a lot of fun but I wasn’t quite sure how you felt."
“Hmm… I certainly enjoyed your company," Lily responded. "Great conversation. Not to go into specifics over text message, but I did feel slightly used… Perhaps this is better as a phone conversation but I can’t talk at the moment.”
Lily also claimed that the two made plans to talk the events of the night through, however, they never ended up meeting again.
Since the allegations were released, Noth has denied allegations of assault, releasing a statement to THR where he claims both incidents were consensual.
“The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false," Noth's statement 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.
"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.”
If you are experiencing sexual abuse or other unwanted behaviour, please contact Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia.