Foxx Pleads Innocent in Casino Scuffle
Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges that he fought with police officers after they ordered him and his sister to leave a New Orleans casino early Saturday, the Associated Press reports.
Foxx, 35, and sister Deidra Dixon, 25, entered Harrah's Casino at about 4 a.m., then argued with security guards who ordered them to leave after they had already approached a gambling table, said police Capt. Marlon A. Defillo.
CNN adds that Foxx and Dixon entered the Canal Street establishment with an entourage of seven people.
While she was being handcuffed, Dixon struck one officer in the face, Defillo tells AP, adding that officers used pepper spray to subdue the siblings.
The two officers received treatment at the Tulane Medical Center, one for a cut near the left eye (stitches were required) and another with shoulder and leg injuries, police tell CNN. Dixon's eyes required cleaning at Charity Hospital as a result of the pepper spray, police said.
Foxx was booked on charges of trespassing, battery on officers and resisting arrest. He's currently out on $1,900 bond.
Dixon, of Tarzana, Calif., was booked with trespassing, simple battery on officers and resisting arrest and spent several hours in jail Saturday before being released on $6,000 bond. The district attorney's office has two months to decide whether to prosecute her.
Foxx, who lives in Hollywood, is in New Orleans to film "Unchain My Heart," in which he stars as music legend Ray Charles. Shooting is expected to continue through June.
Foxx was a regular on "In Living Color" before creating and starring in FOX's 1996-2001 sitcom "The Jamie Foxx Show." Other film credits include "Any Given Sunday," "Ali" and "Booty Call."
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