Jamie Foxx refutes allegations of sexually assaulting a woman in a New York bar.
A legal complaint claims that the Hollywood star engaged in assault against a woman at Catch NYC & Roof, a restaurant and rooftop bar, during the summer of 2015.
Jamie Foxx (Source: Fox)
Jamie Foxx, the Hollywood star, has firmly denied accusations of sexually assaulting a woman at a New York rooftop bar eight years ago. According to the lawsuit, during the summer of 2015 at Catch NYC & Roof, a restaurant and rooftop bar, Foxx reportedly made comments like, “Wow, you have that supermodel body.” Subsequently, he allegedly grabbed the woman by the arm and pulled her to the secluded back of the rooftop.
The lawsuit contends that in this secluded area, there was "heinous touching and sexual assault," resulting in the woman experiencing "severe emotional distress and anxiety" along with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Legal Battle Unfolds
The legal complaint, submitted to the New York Supreme Court, contends that Oscar-winner Foxx, known as Eric Bishop in real life, utilized his status as a prominent celebrity to carry out the alleged actions. The woman, identified as Jane Doe in the court documents, is additionally bringing legal action against Catch NYC & Roof and its owner Mark Birnbaum. The lawsuit accuses them of being "negligent" and of "failing to exercise reasonable care to prevent the described actions" outlined in the legal proceedings.
In the unfolding legal drama, the lawsuit asserts that Jamie Foxx allegedly leveraged his celebrity standing to engage in the reported actions. Filed at the New York Supreme Court, the case is brought by an individual identified as Jane Doe. She not only points fingers at Foxx but also targets Catch NYC & Roof and its owner, Mark Birnbaum.
Strong Denial and Counteraction
A representative for Foxx told Deadline on Thursday, "The purported incident did not occur. In 2020, the same individual filed a nearly identical lawsuit in Brooklyn, which was promptly dismissed. The claims remain as unsubstantiated today as they were then. We are confident that they will be dismissed once again.
Following their dismissal, Mr. Foxx plans to pursue a claim for malicious prosecution against this individual and her legal representatives for re-filing this baseless action."
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