NEW YORK (AP) — A girl has alleged in a lawsuit that actor, singer and comic Jamie Foxx sexually assaulted her at a rooftop bar in New York in 2015, an incident the actor says “by no means occurred.”
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court docket in Manhattan by a girl recognized within the paperwork solely as Jane Doe alleges that Foxx rubbed her breasts and groped her underneath her pants towards her will.
The go well with says she and a pal had been seated at a desk subsequent to Foxx`s at Catch NYC in 2015. The girl`s requested Foxx for a photograph, and the 2 ladies took a number of photos with him, the go well with says. It says that afterward, he started complimenting her “tremendous mannequin physique” and instructed her she seemed just like the actor Gabrielle Union.
He then grabbed her by the arm and took her to a secluded space, the place he put each palms underneath her crop high and felt her breasts, the fits says. She tried to tug away from Foxx as he reached into her pants together with his palms and touched her genitals, the go well with additionally alleges.
When the girl`s pal discovered them, he stopped and the ladies walked away, the go well with says.
A press release in response launched Thursday from a consultant for the 55-year-old Foxx stated the alleged incident by no means occurred.
“In 2020, this particular person filed an almost similar lawsuit in Brooklyn. That case was dismissed shortly thereafter. The claims are not any extra viable at the moment than they had been then. We’re assured they are going to be dismissed once more. And as soon as they’re, Mr. Foxx intends to pursue a declare for malicious prosecution towards this individual and her attorneys for re-filing this frivolous motion,” the assertion stated.
The girl is searching for damages to be decided at trial, the go well with says.
The lawsuit was certainly one of many filed this week underneath a brief New York regulation, the Grownup Survivors Act, that enables grownup victims sue over alleged sexual assaults that beforehand would have been exterior the statute of limitations. The regulation expired after Thursday.
The Related Press doesn’t sometimes title individuals who say they’ve been sexually abused until they arrive ahead publicly.
Photograph: Foxx in 2022 on the Pacific Design Middle. (Photograph by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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