According to Deadline, Jamie Foxx has strongly denied allegations of sexual assault in response to a lawsuit filed against him. The lawsuit, filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, accuses Foxx of sexually assaulting a woman in 2015. Foxx’s spokesperson stated that the alleged incident never happened and that a similar lawsuit was filed in 2020 and subsequently dismissed. Foxx’s team expressed confidence that the claims would be dismissed again, and they intend to pursue a claim for malicious prosecution against the plaintiff and her attorneys.
“The alleged incident never happened. In 2020, this individual filed a nearly identical lawsuit in Brooklyn. That case was dismissed shortly thereafter,” a spokesperson for Foxx said Thursday. “The claims are no more viable today than they were then. We are confident they will be dismissed again. And once they are, Mr. Foxx intends to pursue a claim for malicious prosecution against this person and her attorneys for re-filing this frivolous action.”
The lawsuit alleges that Foxx placed his hands on the woman’s waist, moved them under her top, and proceeded to touch various parts of her body in a secluded area of a rooftop in 2015. The case was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which provides a one-year window for sexual assault plaintiffs to file civil claims, regardless of the statute of limitations.
Michael S. Lamonsoff, the attorney representing the plaintiff, pushed back against Foxx’s statements, asserting that the lawsuit was not frivolous and that Foxx’s claims about a similar case being dismissed in 2020 were baseless. Lamonsoff emphasized the importance of the Adult Survivors Act in providing a legal avenue for survivors of sexual abuse to seek justice.
“Our client and our firm will not be intimidated by Jamie Foxx’s age-old tactic of lies and threats against survivors of sexual assault. Foxx’s allegations that a ‘frivolous’ lawsuit was filed against him and dismissed in 2020 are baseless and untrue. Although our client sought justice by coming to our firm, unfortunately, the Adult Survivor’s Act (ASA) had not passed yet as deliberations were ongoing in the State legislature. Thankfully, the ASA was passed, allowing our client to demand accountability for the abuse and mental anguish she had endured since the time of this heinous assault,” Lamonsoff said.
“The ASA was passed to breathe new life into cases that had reached the statute of limitations. It has become a key tool for sexual abuse survivors to seek justice through the legal system, regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred. During the past 12 months, thousands of sexual abuse survivors have bravely come forward to hold their perpetrators accountable. This one-year claim window for survivors is insufficient. The scars from sexual abuse have no time limits. The time for change is now. There should be no statute of limitations for any form of sexual assault or abuse. Those responsible must face consequences, especially those using their celebrity status to victimize others.”
Foxx, an Oscar-winning actor, is known for his roles in films like “Ray.” The lawsuit seeks compensation and punitive damages and names Foxx, as well as the venue Catch and its employees, as defendants. Foxx’s spokesperson reiterated their confidence that the claims would be dismissed, emphasizing that the alleged incident never occurred.