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Jamie Foxx is being sued for alleged sexual assault in 2015.
The 55-year-old Oscar winner (real name Eric Marlon Bishop) is accused of placing his hands on an unidentified woman’s waist and then moving them under her top. He then proceeded to rub the plaintiff’s breasts, dragging her to a secluded area of the roof at Catch NYC & Roof, where he touched other parts of her body.
The suit was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives sexual assault plaintiffs a one-year window to file civil claims. That window closes on Thursday and has led to a flurry of lawsuits alleging sexual assault.
Read the full court documents here.
Foxx won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film RayIt won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.
The suit alleges that the incident in question began when the plaintiff’s friend asked Foxx for a photo. Fox “appeared to be intoxicated at the time,” the suit said, and the plaintiff said she looked like Gabrielle Union and complimented her on her “supermodel body” and smell.
As Fox escalated his physical assault, the plaintiff tried to escape, court documents state. The alleged assault was finally stopped when the plaintiff’s friend rushed to her aid.
Plaintiff claims she sought medical treatment and suffered “pain and emotional distress” as a result of the “sexual assault, abuse, assault and battery.”
The suit names Foxx and Catch and its employees and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Reps for Foxx have not commented on the lawsuit.