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Jamie Foxx accused of sexual assault

NEW YORK (AFP) Oscar-winning US actor Jamie Foxx has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2015, according to a New York court filing Wednesday.

In the document, the plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe, alleges Foxx “intentionally and without consent used force to offensively touch” her, by groping her at a rooftop bar in Manhattan in 2015.

The filing was submitted pursuant to the New York Adult Survivors Act, a law that had opened the door for sexual assault suits on cases that otherwise happened too far in the past to litigate.

(FILES) US actor Jamie Foxx arrives for the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Awards Gala at the Convention Center in Palm Springs, California on January 2, 2020. PHOTO: AFP

In the Foxx case, his accuser says the Oscar-winning actor, now age 55, grabbed her by the “arm and pulled her to the back area of the rooftop” after meeting her at the bar.

Once there, he allegedly proceeded to grope the plaintiff until a friend came looking for her.

She also calls for Foxx, whose real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, to face a jury trial that could award punitive damages.

The suit says the plaintiff “will permanently be affected by the injuries and emotional distress she incurred as a result of the sexual assault, abuse, assault and battery.”

Foxx, who in addition to acting is a comedian and Grammy-winning singer, won an Academy Award in 2005 for the Ray Charles musical biopic “Ray.” He was nominated for an Oscar for “Collateral” that same year.