Wednesday 17 October 2018

Jamie Foxx 'emphatically denies' sexual assault claim from 2002

Jamie Foxx attends the European Premiere of Sony Pictures
Jamie Foxx attends the European Premiere of Sony Pictures "Baby Driver" on June 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sony Pictures )
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
Jamie Foxx and Corinne Foxx arrive at the 2017 American Music Awards on November 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston
Katie Holmes (L) and Jamie Foxx attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Actor Jamie Foxx says he "emphatically denies" an accusation of sexual assault dating back to 2002.

The Django Unchained star (50) is accused of slapping a woman with his penis and she has filed a police report. In response, Foxx said he will fight the claims in court.

The accuser, who has remained anonymous, said the Oscar winner assaulted her in Las Vegas nearly 16 years ago, at a time when she said she was partying at his home there and he tried to convince her to perform oral sex. She says that when she refused, he hit her in the face with his penis, according to TMZ.

She told the gossip website that she went to a hospital the following day for treatment for a panic attack. It is being considered an open investigation, however the statute of limitations, which dictates a length of time for which a crime can be prosecuted, passed 13 years ago.

Foxx's attorney Allison Hart said: "Jamie 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 [Jamie] became aware of this woman's absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred 16 years ago was when TMZ contacted his representatives [Tuesday] 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."

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