Update: Jamie Foxx refutes allegations of sexual assault in a 'frivolous' lawsuit

 November 25, 2023

In the lawsuit filed against actor Jamie Foxx this week, 55-year-old Oscar winner (real name Eric Marlon Bishop) has been accused of placing his hands on an unidentified woman’s waist, then moving them under her top, and other acts of assault. 

The lawsuit was initiated in accordance with the Adult Survivors Act of New York, as Deadline reported. The act grants sexual assault plaintiffs a one-year period to submit civil claims, irrespective of the statute of limitations.

This window, which expires on Thursday, has sparked a deluge of sexual assault lawsuits, according to the outlet.

The Allegations

The lawsuit alleges that the disputed incident took place when an acquaintance of the plaintiff requested a photograph with Foxx.

Subsequently, he allegedly proceeded to inappropriately touch the plaintiff's upper and lower body while dragging her to an isolated rooftop area at Catch NYC & Roof.

After moving away from large amounts of people the woman alleges the movie star continued the assault and further contacted various parts of her person without her consent.

According to the lawsuit, Foxx “seemed intoxicated at the time,” and compared the plaintiff to Gabrielle Union, praising her "supermodel body"
and fragrance.

Court documents allege that the plaintiff attempted to flee when Foxx escalated his alleged physical assault. The purported event was ultimately averted with the prompt assistance of the plaintiff's acquaintance.

"As a result of the sexual assault, abuse, assault, and battery," the plaintiff asserts, she sought medical attention and endured physical and psychological anguish.

In addition to its employees, the lawsuit names Foxx and Catch and seeks compensation and punitive damages.

Foxx Pushback

Jamie Foxx has refuted the suit, which was filed Wednesday in New York, accusing him of a sexual assault that allegedly took place in 2015 and one where a previous attempt was made to litigate the accusations.

“The alleged incident never happened. In 2020, this individual filed a nearly identical lawsuit in Brooklyn. That case was dismissed shortly thereafter,” a spokesperson for Foxx said Thursday.

“The claims are no more viable today than they were then. We are confident they will be dismissed again. And once they are, Mr. Foxx intends to pursue a claim for malicious prosecution against this person and her attorneys for re-filing this frivolous action.”

Foxx won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray, winning an Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award.

Those interested in more details about the case and the allegations can view the complete court documents here.

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