Jamie Foxx has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who claims he struck her in the face with his penis during an after-party at his home in New Orleans.
In the unusual incident, which is alleged to have taken place in 2002 but was only reported to Las Vegas police last week, the woman says that she returned to Jamie Foxx’s home in New Orleans with a friend. During the late night party the famous singer and Oscar winning actor asked her to perform oral sex on him, but when she refused, he supposedly struck her in the face with his penis.
She claims she then went to hospital the following day so she could be treated for a severe panic attack. However, while the case is currently open the statute of limitations on cases like this in Las Vegas is just three years, meaning that any meaningful outcome is unlikely.
Jamie Foxx vehemently denies he sexually assaulted a woman in 2002 https://t.co/LOCSyg2ogv— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 13, 2018
However, that hasn’t stopped Jamie Foxx from hitting back at the accusations, describing them as “absurd” and saying that there will be legal repercussions to the apparently false claim.
“Jamie emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred, and he will be filing a report with the Las Vegas Police Department against the woman for filing a false police report against him,” Jamie’s attorney, Allison Hart said. “The first time [Jamie] became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred 16 years ago was when TMZ contacted his representatives [Tuesday] about this story.”
Jamie Foxx "emphatically denies" allegation of sexual assault from 2002 https://t.co/J4Gxt5RQNK— TIME (@TIME) June 14, 2018
Hart later added, “The alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last 16 years until last Friday because the incident never happened.”
Those are some pretty harsh words, and it sounds like Jamie won’t be slinking into the shadows to pull a James Franco so that he can just wait this one out.
Meanwhile this would represent yet another step in the long and arduous journey Hollywood has taken trying to root out sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry. The most recent accusations were focused against Morgan Freeman who was accused of inappropriate and harassing behaviour.
Other high-profile names include Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, and even people like Marilyn Manson.