Actor Jamie Foxx was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday as part of a rush of lawsuits filed in New York before a statute of limitations deadline.
The accused victim in the Foxx case, named only as Jane Doe, said that Foxx “intentionally and without consent used force to offensively touch” her at a rooftop club in Manhattan in 2015.
In the Foxx case, his accuser claims the Oscar winner, now 55, grabbed her “arm and pulled her to the back area of the rooftop” after meeting her at the bar.
When he arrived, he reportedly groped the plaintiff until a friend came seeking her.
She also wants Foxx, whose name is Eric Marlon Bishop, to face a jury trial with the possibility of punitive damages.
The Victim Said, She Is Permanently Being Affected by The Injuries and Emotional Distress
According to the lawsuit, the complainant “will permanently be affected by the injuries and emotional distress she incurred as a result of the sexual assault, abuse, assault, and battery.”
Foxx, a comedian and Grammy-winning performer earned an Academy Award in 2005 for his performance in the Ray Charles musical biography “Ray.” He was nominated for an Academy Award for “Collateral” the same year.
A day after the complaint was filed, both sides announced that they had reached an agreement to settle the issue, but did not reveal the agreement’s specifics.