Actor Jamie Foxx has hit back at a lawsuit in which he is accused of a sexual assault which allegedly happened in 2015.
Deadline reports the lawsuit claims the 55-year-old (real name Eric Marlon Bishop) has been accused of placing his hands on an unidentified woman’s waist, then moving them under her top. He then allegedly began rubbing the plaintiff’s breasts, dragging her to a secluded area of the rooftop at Catch NYC & Roof, where he touched other areas of her body.
The case was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which provides a one-year window for sexual assault plaintiffs to file civil claims, regardless of the statute of limitations. That window closes on Thursday, US time.
The plaintiff claims to have sought medical treatment and suffered pain as well as emotional distress “‘”as a result of the “sexual assault, abuse, assault and battery.”
“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. “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.”
The lawsuit names Foxx and Catch, as well as its employees, and seeks compensation and punitive damages.