Despite the alleged dismissal of her child sex abuse lawsuit, Tiffany Haddish admitted she is unemployed.
A 22-year-old woman using the alias Jane Doe and her brother, 15-year-old John Doe, sued the Girls Trip actress, 42, and comedian Aries Spears, 47, in August for allegedly forcing them to commit indecent actions on camera while they were minors.
The two alleged events are said to have occurred in 2013 and 2014, when the plaintiffs were 14 and 7, respectively.
Jane stated in the first that Haddish and Spears instructed her to imitate what she saw in a p**nographic video of two adults eating a sandwich.
For a short film titled "The Mind of a Pedophile," Jane said that her brother John was only wearing his underwear in the other. The comedic video website Funny or Die initially posted the skit, but it was eventually taken down.
In separate statements to The Los Angeles Times, the lawyers for Haddish and Spears swiftly denied the accusations.
According to Andrew Brettler, who also represents Prince Andrew, "Plaintiff's mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to make these false allegations against Ms. Haddish for a number of years."
"Every lawyer who first took on her case—and there were a number of them—ultimately quit the lawsuit after it was obvious that the allegations were false and Ms. Haddish would not be blackmailed.
Now, Ms. Morris' adult daughter is defending herself in court, according to Brettler. The results of taking this pointless action will be something they both have to deal with.
He isn't going to fall for any swindles, the lawyer for Spears, Debra Opri, told the newspaper.
Haddish responded to the allegations on Instagram. "I am aware that there are many questions. I got it. On September 5, she wrote, "I'm right there with you.
Jane urged a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California to dismiss the complaint with prejudice, which means it cannot be brought again, in a note of dismissal that was first obtained by Buzzfeed News.
There's not much I can say at the moment because there is an active legal case, Haddish wrote. But while it's evident that this sketch was meant to be humorous, I regret having agreed to act in it because it wasn't at all funny. As soon as I can, I truly hope to be able to talk a lot more about this scenario.
Haddish remained mum over what she might have "lost," but in May it was revealed that she would be making a comeback on the Apple TV+ show The Afterparty. Disney's Haunted Mansion, her most recent film, is now in post-production and is scheduled for release in March 2023.
Haddish expressed her "relief" that the case had been dismissed in a another video, saying she was "concerned about the kids." The Night School actress stated that she had cut all communication with Spears.