Jamie Foxx Accused of Sexual Assault

Ray actor Jamie Foxx was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Catch NYC & Roof in August 2015, per a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Nov. 22.

By Lindsay Weinberg Nov 23, 2023 9:03 PMTags
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UPDATE: A spokesperson for Jamie Foxx has denied the allegations. The story has been updated to include their statement.

Content warning: This story discusses sexual assault.

Jamie Foxx is facing allegations.

The Collateral actor has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman during an alleged incident at Catch NYC & Roof in August 2015, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ on Nov. 22.

The following day, a spokesperson for Foxx said in a statement to E! News, "The alleged incident never happened. In 2020, this individual filed a nearly identical lawsuit in Brooklyn. That case was dismissed shortly thereafter. 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."

TMZ reported that in her filing, the plaintiff—who the outlet did not name—said she was dining at the New York City restaurant when she noticed Foxx seated nearby. Around 1 a.m., her friend allegedly asked Foxx to pose with them for a photo.

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Foxx allegedly responded, "Sure, baby anything for you" and also told her, "Wow, you have that supermodel body," and "You smell so good."

The plaintiff said the Oscar winner later took her by the arm to another area of the rooftop and assaulted her. In the lawsuit, he is accused of reaching under her top and rubbing her breasts, as well as putting his hand in her pants and touching her genitals. 

The woman said Foxx stopped after her friend came over. According to her lawsuit, she had to undergo medical treatment for her injuries and experienced emotional distress.

Foxx, who dated Katie Holmes from 2013 to 2019, made headlines earlier this year for a different reason: In April, he was hospitalized over an undisclosed health scare. The following month, the 55-year-old thanked fans for their support, writing on Instagram, "Feeling blessed."

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Foxx later addressed concern about his condition in a lengthy social media post.

"First of all, I wanna say thank you to everybody that's prayed, man, and sent me messages," Foxx wrote in July. "I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back."

"I went through something that I thought I would never ever go through," the Django Unchained actor continued. "I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I just didn't want you to see me like that, man. I want you to see me laughing, having a good time partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, television show. I didn't want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was gonna make it through."

While he shut down rumors that he was paralyzed or blind, he added at the time, "It's been tough, man."

For free, confidential help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit rainn.org.