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Jamie Foxx is being sued for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in 2015.
The 55-year-old Oscar winner (real name Eric Marlon Bishop) was accused of placing his hands on an unidentified woman’s waist, then moving them under her shirt. He then began rubbing Plaintiff’s breasts, pulling her to a secluded rooftop area at Catch NYC & Roof, where he touched other areas of her body.
The case was brought under New York’s adult survivors law, which provides a one-year window for sexual assault plaintiffs to file civil claims, regardless of the statute of limitations. That window closes Thursday and has led to a series of lawsuits alleging sexual assaults.
Read the full court documents here.
Fox won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Ray Charles in the film BeamHe won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe.
The lawsuit alleges that the incident in question began when one of the plaintiff’s friends asked Foxx to take a photo of him. The lawsuit said Fox “appeared intoxicated at the time,” said the plaintiff looked like Gabrielle Union, and complimented the model’s “body” and smell.
When Fox escalated his alleged physical assault, court papers allege, the plaintiff attempted to escape. The alleged assault finally stopped when the plaintiff’s friend rushed to her aid.
The plaintiff alleges that he sought medical treatment and suffered pain as well as emotional distress as a result of the “sexual assault, abuse, assault and battery.”
The lawsuit names Foxx and Catch, as well as its employees, and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Foxx’s representatives have not commented on the lawsuit.
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