Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are not dealing with a baby sexual abuse lawsuit filed earlier this month, The Occasions has confirmed.
Weeks after the comedians’ reps dismissed the allegations as a “shakedown,” the girl who filed the swimsuit towards Haddish and Spears has dropped her claims. In line with TMZ, new authorized paperwork present that the unidentified plaintiff — listed as Jane Doe — requested that the decide dismiss the swimsuit “with prejudice.”
“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,” the plaintiff reportedly stated in a press release, TMZ reported. “We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.”
Representatives for Haddish and Spears didn’t instantly reply to The Occasions’ request for remark Tuesday.
On Sept. 1, the Every day Beast first reported the lawsuit, which claimed Haddish and Spears had assaulted a pair of siblings after they had been 7 and 14. The swimsuit alleged that Haddish (“Girls Trip”) and Spears (“MADtv”) “groomed” and “molested” the plaintiffs, and that among the incidents had been recorded on video. One video was uploaded to the web site Humorous or Die, which stated it took down the “disgusting” clip in 2018 and that it wasn’t concerned in its manufacturing.
On the middle of the swimsuit had been two incidents involving every of the siblings, individually. Jane Doe alleged that in 2013, Spears and Haddish inspired her to imitate the motions of fellatio for a skit. Jane Doe was 14 on the time. Then in 2014, a 7-year-old John Doe allegedly was stripped all the way down to his underwear and filmed for an additional skit that includes each Haddish and Spears.
The now-dismissed swimsuit additionally accused the comedians of gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor.
In response to the lawsuit, representatives for each Haddish and Spears dismissed the accusations.
“Plaintiff’s mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years,” stated Haddish’s legal professional, Andrew Brettler, in a press release. “Every attorney who has initially taken on her case — and there were several — ultimately dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down.”
Brettler additionally stated that Morris and her daughter “will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action.”
Equally, Spears’ legal professional, Debra Opri, stated the comic wasn’t “going to fall for any shakedown.”
Days after the lawsuit was filed, Haddish stated in an Instagram submit that the sketch in query “wasn’t funny at all.”
“I deeply regret having agreed to act in it,” she stated. “I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can.”
Throughout an episode of his podcast with Andy Steinberg earlier this month, Spears stated that the lawsuit was an “extortion case.” He echoed his legal professional’s sentiments, repeating that he “won’t be shaken down.”
The comic known as the accuser’s mom a “huge scammer” with a “history of … false accusations.”
“I’m having a bad week,” he stated. “But it be what it be.”
Occasions employees author Christi Carras contributed to this report.