Jamie Foxx Accused of Sexual Assault in N.Y.C. Restaurant in Lawsuit – Jamie Foxx faces allegations of sexually assaulting a woman at a New York City restaurant, as per court records. The woman, identified as Jane Doe, is said to be enduring ongoing pain and suffering, with lasting effects from the injuries and emotional distress she experienced. The woman’s complaint, submitted to the New York Supreme Court on Wednesday, asserts that the incident occurred in August 2015 at Catch NYC.
The alleged victim, referred to as Jane Doe, claimed she entered the establishment where she saw Catch Hospitality Group co-founder Mark Birnbaum seated “one table away having drinks” with Foxx, 55, whose real name is Eric Marlon Bishop. Doe claimed that around 1:00 a.m., she and a friend approached Foxx’s table to request a photo with the Academy Award winner.
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She claimed he replied, “Sure baby, anything for you,” and proceeded to take “several photographs.” In the complaint, the woman alleged that Foxx “seemed intoxicated.” She claims The Burial actor told her, “Wow, you have that super model body”, “You smell so good” and “You look like Nickie.” When she asked “Who’s Nickie?,” Foxx replied, “Gabrielle Union.”
She claimed that he grabbed her arm and led her to the rear section of the rooftop. The court filing alleged that once she and Foxx were in a secluded area, he “placed both of his hands on her waist, moved them under her ‘crop top’ and began rubbing her breasts.” She said she attempted to step away from him and noticed a security guard “some distance away who saw what was happening but walked further away.”
Doe said due to his actions, she was “injured [and] was rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled; [and] was caused to undergo medical treatment and advice.” Doe added that she “was unable to pursue her usual and regular activities; was caused to undergo great conscious pain and suffering, continues to undergo such, and will permanently be affected by the injuries and emotional distress she incurred as a result of the sexual assault, abuse, assault and battery.”
The documents refer to Foxx as “a well-known celebrity [who] committed the heinous acts.” Doe said she “has suffered and continues to suffer physical and emotional injuries, anxiety, distress, embarrassment and economic harm.” She seeks compensation for pain, suffering, and economic loss, including punitive damages surpassing the jurisdiction of lower courts.
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Wednesday marks the deadline for filing cases under New York’s Adult Survivors Act. According to MSNBC, this legislation provides a one-year look-back period for victims of sexual assault aged 18 or older at the time of abuse to sue their abuser and, if relevant, the institution involved, regardless of when the incident occurred. Numerous significant accusations have been levied against men in the industry leading up to the Wednesday deadline.
On Nov. 16, Casandra “Cassie” Ventura filed a lawsuit in New York against former boyfriend and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs accusing him of rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence over a 10-year span. One day later, both parties agreed to “amicably” settle. On Wednesday, just several days later, Harve Pierre, former president of Combs’ Bad Boy Records, was also accused of grooming, sexual harassment and sexual assault by a former assistant.