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Police: Actor Jamie Foxx in casino brawl

Foxx allegedly refused to show ID at the casino.
Foxx allegedly refused to show ID at the casino.

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx and his sister were arrested early Saturday in a scuffle with police officers at a New Orleans casino, police said.

Foxx, 35, of Hollywood, California, was arrested for trespassing, battery on officers and resisting arrest, according to New Orleans police. His sister Deidra Dixon, 25, of Tarzana, California, was arrested for trespassing, simple battery on officers, aggravated battery and resisting arrest.

Foxx created and starred in "The Jamie Foxx Show" from 1996 to 2001 and has appeared in movies including "Ali" and "Any Given Sunday." He has also worked on "In Living Color" TV show.

His sister and two police officers were hurt in the fight, which took place around 4 a.m., according to the police account. There was no immediate comment from Foxx or Dixon.

Police said Foxx and Dixon walked past security guards and refused to show identification when they entered Harrah's Casino on Canal Street with an entourage of seven.

Foxx and Dixon used profanity and Foxx launched into a tirade, leading security officers to ask the siblings to leave, police said.

When they refused, police were called and tried to reason with the two, but they "became more irate and started yelling profanities," police said.

Officers tried to handcuff Dixon, and when she resisted, a fight started, the police said, adding that "during the encounter, she managed to free one hand from the handcuff and begin swinging the metal restraint," striking Officer Thomas McMasters in the face.

Pepper spray was used in an attempt to subdue Dixon, and more police arrived at the scene to take the pair into custody, police said.

According to police, McMasters and Officer Takeshia Fournier were treated at the Tulane Medical Center. McMasters had been cut near the left eye and needed stitches, while Fournier had shoulder and leg injuries.

Dixon was taken to Charity Hospital, where she needed her eyes cleaned as a result of the pepper spray, the police said.


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