Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Dismissed Against Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears
The two accusers, a brother and sister, have dropped the lawsuit they filed several weeks ago in Los Angeles.
In a statement released Tuesday, the plaintiff, Jane Doe said, “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years–and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us.
“We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.”
As BLACK ENTERPRISE previously reported, the lawsuit accused Haddish and Spears of sexually abusing an underaged brother and sister. On August 30, the legal paperwork stated that the children, then a 14-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old boy, participated in two separate comedy skits back in 2013 and 2014 and were sexually abused on different occasions.
According to Radar Online, the siblings, now 22 and 15, made a deal with Haddish that blocked the original complaint filed in the courtroom from ever being seen by the general public.
Last month, The Daily Beast reported that the plaintiffs accused Haddish and Spears of persuading them to engage in sexually suggestive acts on camera. They also stated in the lawsuit that Haddish was close to them. The kids referred to her as “Auntie Tiff” and that she acknowledged them as her “niece” and “nephew.”
In 2013, the comedic pair recruited Jane for a comedy scene. Jane was instructed to view a video that showed college students arguing over a subway sandwich. In the video clip, the students started to eat the sandwiches in a manner that was sexually suggestive. They were “moaning and making sexual noises as they both ate the sandwich in a manner that simulated the act of fellatio,” the lawsuit stated.
In 2014, Haddish allegedly approached Jane’s mother with another offer, but this time, it involved John. The Girls Trip star allegedly informed the family that the video with John would be for a “sizzle reel” for Nickelodeon. Instead, John appeared in a video that was posted on Funny or Die as well as other various online platforms titled “The Mind of a Pedophile.”
Haddish and Spears were accused of intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor. In addition to those claims, Haddish was accused of negligent supervision/failure to warn, breach of fiduciary duty, and constructive fraud.