These days, Jamie Foxx is all about Katie Holmes. But, according to an accusation, in 2002, he slapped a woman in the face with his penis.
There’s a little more to the allegations, and the woman has come forward and reported the incident to police.
Foxx is dismissing the story as “absurd” and has vowed to fight back.
We know that there’s a temptation to make jokes or to come up with funny nicknames for the incident, like cock-boxing or penis-popping or whatever.
But one way or the other, this allegation is serious, so let’s take a look at the details.
TMZ reports that Jamie Foxx’s accuser says that this incident happened 16 years ago, in 2002.
She says that she and a friend were attending a party at his house.
Foxx allegedly tried to get her to perform oral sex on him. She refused.
She says that he struck her in the face with his penis.
After she refused to perform on him, she says that one of Foxx’s friends instructed her to leave the house.
The incident, she says, was severe enough that she went to the hospital the next day to undergo treatment for a severe panic attack.
She says that the #MeToo movement is what inspired her to come forward with the incident from 16 years ago.
So much about this incident is unclear, including whether or not the alleged penile strike was intentional (since penises can be unwieldy beasts).
But conventional wisdom says that if your penis is accidentally hitting someone who doesn’t want to touch it, you’ve probably done something wrong.
But Foxx isn’t arguing that this alleged sexual misconduct was a misunderstanding.
In a statement to TMZ, Foxx’s attorney, Allison Hart of Lavely & Singer, says:
“Jamie emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred,” she says.
That’s very different from saying that it was an accident or misunderstanding.
Hart continues: “And he will be filing a report with the Las Vegas Police Department against the woman for filing a false police report against him.”
And that is a very aggressive response.
Hart had more to say.
“The first time [Jamie] became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred 16 years ago,” Hart says. “Was when TMZ contacted his representatives [Tuesday] about this story.”
That’s a hell of a way to find out that you’re accused of wrongdoing.
And Hart says that there’s a reason that we’re all first hearing about htis now.
“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,” she says.
She is certainly defending her client very thoroughly.
So, is Hart right?
Is this a much-feared incident of a false allegation of sexual misconduct, inspired by so many very real #MeToo stories?
Or does she have some sort of evidence or outcry witness (or perhaps medical documentation of the panic attack) to back up her report?
Some wonder if Foxx simply has no memory of trying to convince a woman to perform oral sex on him, but that this woman was traumatized by the experience.
It is not uncommon for one person to have a very bad night while the person whom they hold responsible for it never noticed.
it is unclear what the accuser expects to come of her report, but it sounds like — whatever may have happened — this woman has felt haunted for a long time.