Jamie Foxx is the latest celebrity in Hollywood to be accused of sexually assault. A woman has accused the star of of slapping her with his penis in 2002.
Foxx denied the allegations saying it’s an “absurd” lie, and he’s going after her, legally, TMZ reports.
The woman claims to have been assaulted by the actor 16 years ago in Las Vegas. According to law enforcement, the accuser told cops last week she and a friend were attending a party at Jamie’s place when he tried to get her to perform oral sex. She claims when she refused, Jamie struck her in the face with his penis.
The woman told TMZ that after the incident, a friend of Foxx kicked her out of the house. She further claimed that upon arrival at her home in L.A the next day, she went to a hospital to get treatment for a severe panic attack.
TMZ reported that according to law enforcement, the case has been listed as an open investigation.
Jamie’s attorney, Allison Hart of Lavely & Singer released a statement saying,“Jamie Foxx 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.”
“The first time Mr. Foxx became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred sixteen years ago was when TMZ contacted his representatives today about this story.”
The lawyer added, “The alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last sixteen years until last Friday because the incident never happened. We consider it to be extraordinarily reckless for any publication to publish this bogus story.”
The accuser says the #MeToo movement inspired her to go to the police and file a complaint. She also claims she wanted the alleged incident recorded in case other accusers come forward.