Jamie Foxx is refuting a report he slapped a woman with his penis in Las Vegas 16 years ago.
“Jamie Foxx emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred,” lawyer Allison Hart said.
Foxx reportedly stands accused of sexually assaulting the unidentified woman during a private party in Vegas in 2002.
The woman told TMZ.com she was at the gathering hosted by Foxx when he allegedly tried to get her to perform oral sex.
She claimed that when she refused, Foxx allegedly struck her in the face with his penis.
The accuser reportedly said that after the alleged assault, she returned to Los Angeles and sought treatment for a panic attack.
Police confirmed a woman accused Foxx of sexual assault in a report filed last Friday.
“A female victim came to the LVMPD and alleged that a sexual assault occurred in the Las Vegas area in 2002 and named Jaime Foxx as the suspect,” Las Vegas police said in a statement. “A report was taken and the incident will be investigated.”
Foxx’s attorney said they only learned of the accuser’s allegation when TMZ reached out to his reps.
“The alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last sixteen years until last Friday because the incident never happened,” his lawyer says in her statement.
Sources told TMZ the case was an open investigation — though the three-year statute of limitations for criminal charges had expired.
The accuser reportedly told the website that the #MeToo movement inspired her to finally step forward and file a report. She also claimed she wanted the alleged incident recorded in the event other women were to make similar allegations, TMZ said.