""When the unattached Noth—who ended a five-year relationship with ex-model Beverly Johnson in 1995—has a day off, he can usually be found at the Cutting Room, a live-music club he co-owns in Manhattan’s Chelsea district.""
""There's some unfinished business in actor Chris Noth's relationship with model Beverly Johnson, and unlike the former lovers, it ain't pretty. Word is Johnson has reportedly been spreading a story that Noth, who broke up with her a year ago, used to beat her. The story even surfaced in a supermarket tabloid, and some of Noth's friends believe Johnson knows how it got there. . It's cash that's at the root of the current rift, sources say. Johnson reportedly owes Noth money "well into the five digits," a friend of the actor's claims, and has been unable to pay it back since their breakup one year ago. The abuse story is a diversionary tactic, Noth's friends say. "The most abusive thing Chris ever did in that relationship is stay with her," insisted one friend of Noth. "He cared a ot about her, and he's been devastated by this rumor. To suddenly get these allegations a year after they broke up is bizarre. He doesn't care about the money, he's just suffering from the loss of trust with somebody he really cared about.""