Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is now at the center of a sexual assault lawsuit filed in New York City, where a plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe, accuses him of groping her at a Manhattan rooftop bar in August 2015. The complaint reveals that the incident took place in a secluded corner of the Catch NYC rooftop lounge after Jane Doe and her friend approached Foxx for pictures.
Foxx’s representatives have not yet responded to requests for comment on the lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit, the actor allegedly groped the woman and attempted to touch her inappropriately against her will until her friend intervened, putting an end to the encounter.
Best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as singer Ray Charles in the 2004 film “Ray” and an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in “Collateral” that same year, Foxx now faces serious allegations under the Adult Survivors Act. This New York state law allows such lawsuits to be filed in court even if the statutes of limitations have expired.
Jamie Foxx is the latest high-profile celebrity to be accused of sexual misconduct amid a recent wave of lawsuits filed under the Adult Survivors Act. The law provides a special one-year window for filing complaints, and this particular window is set to close at the end of the month. Stay tuned for updates on this legal development as the case unfolds.