Judge Rules For Tiffany Haddish Lawsuit To Be Heard In Arbitration

Judge Rules For Tiffany Haddish Lawsuit To Be Heard In Arbitration

$1 million lawsuit filed by Trizah Morris will be held in private.

Tiffany Haddish has won a small victory in the lawsuit that her former friend, Trizah Morris, filed against her.

According to Radar Online, Haddish requested that the lawsuit filed by Morris be heard in arbitration since her former friend signed a non-disclosure agreement, and the judge granted the comedian her request. In an earlier filing, Haddish stated that Morris allegedly agreed that all disputes would be heard in arbitration instead of state court. Morris claimed she allegedly signed that agreement under duress after Haddish and her team bullied her into it.

Morris also stated that Haddish hasn’t held up her end of the initial deal as she is accused of not making payments of $100,000 per breach of the agreement.

Morris’ adult children sued the comedian and fellow comedian Aries Spears for alleged sexual abuse before settling out of court last year.

According to previously filed documents, Morris said Haddish became close with her and her two children, even citing that the kids referred to her as “Auntie Tiff.” Nearly 10 years ago, during the summer of 2014, Morris alleged that Haddish “groomed and solicited” the children, who were minors at the time, to “perform in, film, record, publish, and distribute sexually inappropriate” material. It was for a clip Haddish and Spears recorded but was taken off YouTube years ago.

Morris says that after the two children settled the case last September, Haddish and Spears defamed her publicly, stating that she was trying to extort the two comedians. In February, Morris claims she contacted the attorneys of both comedians, requesting they release a statement clearing her from the extortion claims. That did not happen. 

She stated that she suffered personally, academically, professionally, and financially due to the comedian defaming her. According to the lawsuit, she has suffered anxiety and mental anguish over the damage done to her reputation.

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