Actor Jamie Foxx has refuted allegations of sexual assault at a rooftop bar in New York City eight years ago.
According to the legal claim, during the summer of 2015, Foxx made remarks such as “You have a supermodel figure” while at Catch NYC & Roof, an establishment with a restaurant and rooftop bar. He then proceeded to grab the woman’s arm and lead her to a private area at the back of the rooftop.
Allegedly, there was “unlawful touching and sexual assault” at this location, leading to the woman experiencing “extreme emotional distress and anxiety” and developing post-traumatic stress disorder.
The legal complaint, submitted to the supreme court in New York, claims that Foxx, whose birth name is Eric Bishop, was “utilizing his status as a famous public figure.”
In legal papers, the plaintiff, known as Jane Doe, is bringing a case against Catch NYC & Roof and its proprietor Mark Birnbaum, claiming that they were careless and did not take necessary precautions to stop the actions outlined in the lawsuit.
The reported event did not occur. In 2020, this person filed a very similar legal case in Brooklyn. However, the case was quickly dismissed. A representative for Foxx stated this information to Deadline on Thursday.
“The allegations remain just as baseless now as they were in the past. We are certain they will once again be rejected. And if that is the case, Mr. Foxx plans to seek legal action against this individual and her lawyers for maliciously reviving this meritless lawsuit.”