The following article contains allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find distressing.
Jamie Foxx has threatened to go to police over accusations of historic sexual misconduct levelled against him.
The Academy Award-winning star of films like Ray, Django Unchained and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 denies allegations from a woman who claims that Foxx tried to push his genitals in her face at a party he threw in Las Vegas back in 2002.
TMZ reports that the accuser spoke to Las Vegas police last week and that a criminal investigation remains open, despite the fact that statute of limitations may prevent any prosecution in such a case.
An attorney for Foxx, who recently signed on to star in a Hollywood remake of the Spawn comic book franchise, dismissed the sexual assault accusations and threatened to pursue simultaneous criminal action against the accuser.
"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," the actor's lawyer Allison Hart said on Wednesday (June 13).
"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 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."
Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of sexual violence. If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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