In a recent legal development, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed against him. The incident is said to have occurred in 2015 at Catch NYC, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The alleged victim, identified as Jane Doe, recounted that she was seated at a table near Jamie Foxx and Catch Hospitality Group co-founder Mark Birnbaum. Jane Doe, accompanied by a friend, approached Jamie’s table to request a photo, to which he reportedly responded with, “Sure, baby, anything for you.” According to Jane Doe, Foxx appeared intoxicated during the encounter and made comments about her resembling Gabrielle Union, stating, “Wow, you have that supermodel body.”
The situation escalated when Jamie allegedly led Jane Doe to another area of Catch’s rooftop lounge, where he purportedly placed his hands on her waist, moving them under her ‘crop top’ and engaging in unwanted physical contact. Despite the presence of a security guard who reportedly witnessed the incident, no intervention occurred.
In a disturbing turn of events, the lawsuit claims that Jamie Foxx further violated Jane Doe by sliding his hands down her pants and engaging in inappropriate touching. The alleged assault came to a halt when Jane Doe’s friend appeared, prompting Foxx to cease his actions and walk away.
Jane Doe asserts that she suffered physical and emotional injuries, requiring medical treatment and causing her to be unable to pursue her usual activities. She claims ongoing pain, suffering, and permanent effects resulting from the alleged assault, abuse, and battery. Seeking damages for pain and suffering, economic loss, and punitive damages, Jane Doe has initiated legal proceedings against Jamie Foxx.
Hollywood Life reached out to Foxx’s representatives for comment, but as of now, the Oscar winner has not publicly addressed the lawsuit.
This legal action falls under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, providing survivors of sexual assault, aged 18 and above, a one-year window to sue their abusers, irrespective of when the abuse occurred. The deadline for filing claims under this act is November 23.
It is worth noting that several lawsuits have been filed under New York’s Adult Survivor’s Act, including one involving Cassie and ex-partner Sean “Diddy” Combs, which resulted in a settlement shortly after it was filed.