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Jamie Foxx sued after claims he sexually assaulted woman on rooftop

Jamie Foxx sued after claims he sexually assaulted woman on rooftop

The alleged sexual assault happened eight years ago

Actor Jamie Foxx is being sued over an alleged sexual assault which is claimed to have happened on a rooftop in New York eight years ago.

A lawsuit alleges that in the summer of 2015, Foxx was at Catch NYC on the rooftop when he told a woman 'wow, you have that supermodel body'.

It says that at around one in the morning on 26 August, 2015, Foxx groped a woman after she asked to have her photo taken with him.

Foxx is being sued for 'sexual assault, abuse, assault and battery' according to the lawsuit.

The document claims that Foxx later grabbed the same woman by the arm and pulled her to the 'secluded' back of the rooftop.

Jamie Foxx is being sued for alleged sexual assault, according to documents filed with the New York Supreme Court.

The lawsuit then alleges that there was 'heinous touching and sexual assault' which has caused 'severe emotional distress and anxiety' to the woman and resulted in post traumatic stress disorder.

It alleges that Foxx touched the woman's breasts and put his hands in her underwear without her consent.

According to the claims in the lawsuit it only ended when the woman's friend came looking for her.

Filed at the New York Supreme Court, the lawsuit claims that Foxx, real name Eric Bishop, was 'operating through his position as a well-known celebrity'.

Court documents identify the woman only as Jane Doe to preserve her anonymity, while the lawsuit is also targeting Catch NYC and its owner Mark Birnbaum.

The lawsuit alleges that Catch NYC and Birnbaum were 'negligent' and 'failed to use reasonable care to prevent the acts described' in the document.

The actor and the venue the alleged incident was said to have taken place in were both named in the lawsuit.
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It comes as the New York Adult Survivors Act is set to expire after today (23 November), which gave a temporary window for allegations of sexual assault to be filed beyond the state's usual deadlines.

The act was passed last year and resulted in over 2,500 sexual abuse suits being filed against the likes of Donald Trump, Bill Cosby and Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

"The Adult Survivors Act marks a monumental victory for survivors whose courage and commitment resulted in a viable path to justice and healing for thousands," said Liz Roberts, chief executive of the domestic abuse victim advocacy group Safe Horizon, in a statement.

"The one-year look back window has enabled survivors to take back their power by pursuing a suit against the person who caused them harm, or a negligent institution, without fear of the statute of limitations.

"We are grateful to the survivors and advocates who fought so hard for the ASA to become law and support all survivors in their healing journey."

LADbible has contacted Jamie Foxx's representatives and Catch NYC for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

Topics: Jamie Foxx, Celebrity, US News, Crime