Jamie Foxx Dodges Sexual Assault Lawsuit From 2002
According to new reports, Jamie Foxx was accused of sexual assault by a woman for an incident that supposedly occurred at his Las Vegas house in 2002. TMZ claims that the woman filed a police report, stating Jamie had struck her with his penis after she refused to give him oral sex.
After the woman declined, Jamie allegedly "slapped her" with his penis. A spokesperson for Jamie denied the allegations. Because of the altercation, the woman had a panic attack and had to go to the hospital the following day.
As for why she never reported it, she never had the courage to reveal her story, but the #MeToo movement inspired her to finally go to the police.
A representatives speaking on the behalf of the actor said that such an incident had never occurred, and he would be filing a report against the accuser for lying to the police about him.
The spokesperson added that the very first time Jamie had heard about the claims were through TMZ. Foxx's legal rep stated that the reason why there was never a report, is that it never happened, and the woman is clearly looking for some kind of personal gain.
Since then, TMZ reports the case has officially been closed. The statute of limitation in sex crimes such as the one mentioned has far exceeded its time limit of three years.
Regarding a civil lawsuit, the statue of limitations for that has been outrun as well. Jamie Foxx is just one of many men to face accusations of sexual assault, perhaps the most famous being Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby.
Cosby, in particular, was convicted of three counts of aggravated sexual assault, and Harvey is currently facing a trial. Harvey is defending himself against charges of rape and sexual assault. The disgraced director had been accused of rape and sexual assault by approximately eighty women.