|Comedian Jamie Foxx and his sister were arrested early Saturday after allegedly refusing to leave a casino and then fighting with police officers called to escort them out.|
According to police Capt. Marlon A. Defillo, the comedian and sister, Deidra Dixon, refused to show identification when they entered Harrah's Casino about 4 am, then argued with security guards who ordered them to leave. He said the two walked inside to a gambling table, then fought with police officers that were called to remove them. Dixon struck one officer in the face leaving the officers little chance but to use pepper spray and handcuff them.
Foxx, booked with trespassing, battery on officers and resisting arrest, was released on $1,900 bond. Dixon, of Tarzana, Calif., was booked with trespassing, simple battery on officers and resisting arrest.
Foxx, who lives in Hollywood, created and starred in The Jamie Foxx Show (1996-2001) and has appeared in other television shows and movies, including 1999's Any Given Sunday. In fact he’s in New Orleans for the filming of the movie Unchain My Heart. The film’s publicity machine has so far refused to comment.