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Jamie Foxx is the latest high-profile entertainer to be sued under the New York Adult Survivors Act. The plaintiff, identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, has accused of Foxx of sexually assaulting at a bar in 2015.
The lawsuit, filed on November 22, alleges the plaintiff and a friend were seated at a table near Foxx and Catch Hospitality Group Co-Founder Mark Birnbaum. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s friend approached Foxx and asked for a photo at approximately 1 a.m. The defendant obliged and began taking picture with the plaintiff and her friend. During the interaction, the lawsuit claims Foxx began complimenting the plaintiff and led her to a more secluded part of the lounge. From there, the award-winning entertainer allegedly groped her. When the plaintiff attempted to move away from him, she claims Foxx forcibly “put his fingers on and in [her] vagina and anus.”
Alongside Foxx, Birnbaum and Catch NYC have been listed as co-defendants as Jane Doe claims they enabled Foxx’s actions. The plaintiff is reportedly seeking compensation for “pain, suffering, emotional distress, anxiety and humiliation.”
Foxx nor his legal representatives have issued a comment regarding the civil lawsuit.