Actor Jamie Foxx is facing sexual assault and battery charges in a lawsuit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court.
The alleged incident occurred in 2015 at Catch NYC, a popular New York restaurant.
The complainant, identified as Jane Doe, claims in the lawsuit that Foxx “intentionally and without consent used force to offensively touch the plaintiff’s person,” including groping her breasts and genitals. The lawsuit alleges that Foxx appeared “intoxicated” at the time of the incident.
As a result, the lawsuit claims the woman suffered and continues to suffer “physical and emotional injuries, anxiety, anguish, embarrassment and economic damages,” and seeks an unspecified amount.
The plaintiff also sued the restaurant’s parent company, Catch Hospitality Group, and several related business entities for negligent hiring, training and supervision.
A company representative was not immediately available for comment.
The lawsuit was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which went into effect at the end of November 2022 and allows adult survivors of sexual abuse to sue their abusers in New York, even if the statute of limitations on their claims had expired.
The law has given adult survivors of sexual assault one year to file lawsuits against their abusers and is set to expire Friday.
Foxx suffered a medical episode earlier this year after being hospitalized in Atlanta for an undisclosed ailment. The Oscar winner first spoke about his recovery in July.