CONTENT WARNING: This article contains a graphic description of sexual assault.
Jamie Foxx is the latest in a growing line of big-name Hollywood celebrities to be accused of sexual misconduct, pertaining to an incident in Las Vegas from back in 2002 – an allegation Foxx and his lawyers “empathically den[y]” and describe as “absurd“.
In a statement to People, Foxx’s lawyers said they would be filing a police report of their own to the Las Vegas Police Department:
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 alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last 16 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 allegations against Foxx, as relayed to TMZ, relate to Foxx’s actions at a party at his home 16 years ago. Foxx allegedly hit the woman in the face with his penis after she refused to perform oral sex on him. His friends then told the victim to leave the house.
The victim says she suffered a severe panic attack in her home of LA the next day, and had to be admitted to hospital for treatment.
She also told TMZ that she wanted to formally report the matter in case other victims came forward, and that she was inspired after all this time by the reaching impact of the #MeToo movement.
Las Vegas police – to whom the victim reported the assault last week – say they are investigating the matter.Source: TMZ
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