According to US media, the woman who accused Hollywood star Jamie Foxx (55) of sexual assault has turned to the New York Supreme Court with a request to remain anonymous. The person previously listed as “Jane Doe” – the common placeholder name for publicly unidentified women in the United States – therefore wants to continue to be referred to as such, writes “People”, among others.

The site quotes from its application: “I do not seek to make my identity as a victim of sexual assault public as it is a highly sensitive matter. I have already experienced massive shock, embarrassment and disgrace at the mental impact of the attack “I am afraid of retaliation from other people in society.”

It is said that it was difficult enough for her to go public with her accusations against the Oscar winner. “The sexual assault I experienced has caused depression, anxiety, lack of sleep and pain. I am concerned that going public will cause further emotional trauma.”

In mid-November it became public knowledge that the actor would have to answer in court for alleged sexual harassment. The woman claims that she was sexually harassed by the actor in a New York restaurant in 2015. It is said that he “intentionally and without her consent touched her offensively using force”. The New York Supreme Court is now considering the matter.

According to the plaintiff, the incident occurred in the Catch NYC restaurant. She entered the location and saw one of the restaurant founders drinking with Foxx “a table away.” At around 1 a.m., she and a friend went to Foxx and the restaurant manager to ask for a photo together. The “tipsy”-looking star complied with the request immediately.

However, a short time later, Foxx grabbed her by the arm and dragged her to the back of the restaurant, according to the allegations. There he allegedly touched her inappropriately in the genital area and on her breasts, even though she tried to break away from him. Foxx, on the other hand, announced immediately after the lawsuit that the incident “never happened.”