In New York, a lawsuit has been filed against acclaimed actor Jamie Foxx, claiming he sexually assaulted a woman during an encounter at a local restaurant in 2015. The legal action, initiated at the New York Supreme Court, centers on an incident alleged to have occurred at Catch NYC & Roof where the actor is accused of making unsolicited physical advances.
The plaintiff, whose identity has not been disclosed, contends that Foxx complimented her physique and then proceeded to grope her beneath her clothing. She describes futile efforts to distance herself, stating that bystanders, including security personnel, did not intervene and instead distanced themselves from the situation. It was not until a friend of the plaintiff’s arrived that the alleged assault ceased.
Seeking justice and reparations for the claimed attack, the plaintiff has named both Foxx and the establishment in her legal complaint, demanding unspecified damages that cover the costs of medical care and the emotional trauma she has endured.
This legal challenge comes in the shadow of the expiring deadline for New York’s Adult Survivors Act, a law allowing survivors of adult sexual assault to file claims that might otherwise be time-barred.
Foxx, aged 55, had a health scare earlier this year that led to hospitalization, but reassured fans of his recovery in a social media update over the summer, expressing his resilience and intent to return to work.