Jamie Foxx on Wednesday became the latest celebrity accused of sexual assault after a woman said back in 2002, while at a party at the star’s Las Vegas home, he insisted on her performing oral sex.
“She claims when she refused, Jamie struck her in the face with his penis,” according to TMZ. The alleged incident reportedly caused her to have a panic attack the next day and she went to the hospital. However, she has only gone to police saying she was inspired by the Me Too movement.
Foxx’s representatives quickly spoke out and is denying all allegations.
“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,” his lawyer told TMZ. “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 lawyer also added: “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.”
Sexual assault is a serious issue, but Twitter, being Twitter, indiscriminately reacted the way it typically does to matters that are serious or silly.
Twitter has no chill, but for whoever is telling the truth, we hope he or she receives justice. As for the alleged assault, not much can be done criminally considering the statute of limitations in Nevada is 3 years.